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Sonalde Desai

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First Name:Sonalde
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(90%) National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

New Delhi, India

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(10%) University of Maryland College Park -- Sociology Dept.
College Park

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  1. Sonalde Desai, 2016. "Gender Inequalities and Demographic Behaviour," Working Papers id:11452, eSocialSciences.
  2. Sonalde Desai & Prem Vashishtha & Omkar Joshi, 2015. "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation," Working Papers id:7259, eSocialSciences.
  3. Barik, Debasis & Agrawal, Tushar & Desai, Sonalde, 2014. "After the Dividend:Caring for a Greying India," MPRA Paper 77247, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Jun 2015.
  4. Sonalde Desai, 2014. "Demographic Deposit, Dividend and Debt," NCAER Working Papers 108, National Council of Applied Economic Research.
  5. Barik, Debasis & Desai, Sonalde, 2014. "Determinants of private healthcare utilisation and expenditure patterns in India," MPRA Paper 77220, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Maitreyi Bordia Das, and Sonalde Desai, 2003. "Why are educated women less likely to be employed in India? Testing competing hypotheses," Social Protection Discussion Papers and Notes 27868, The World Bank.
  7. Bloch, Francis & Rao, Vijayendra & Desai, Sonalde, 1999. "Wedding Celebrations as Conspicuous Consumption : Signaling Social Status in Rural India," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1999022, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  8. Desai, S. & Michael, R.T. & Chase-Landale, P.L., 1990. "The Home Environment : A Mechanism Through which Maternal Employment Affects Child Development," University of Chicago - Economics Research Center 90-9, Chicago - Economics Research Center.
  9. Sonalde Desai & P. L. Chase-Lansdale & Robert Michael, "undated". "Mother or Market? Effects of Maternal Employment on Cognitive Development of Four-year-old Children," University of Chicago - Population Research Center 88-11, Chicago - Population Research Center.


  1. Sonalde Desai, 2019. "Jason Beckfield Political Sociology and The People's Health New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 173 p. $29.95 (hardcover)," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 45(1), pages 252-253, March.
  2. Sonalde Desai, 2019. "Tim Dyson A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 336 p. $50.00," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 45(1), pages 249-251, March.
  3. Sonalde Desai & Omkar Joshi, 2019. "The Paradox of Declining Female Work Participation in an Era of Economic Growth," The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Springer;The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), vol. 62(1), pages 55-71, March.
  4. Esha Chatterjee & Sonalde Desai & Reeve Vanneman, 2018. "Indian paradox: Rising education, declining womens' employment," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 38(31), pages 855-878, March.
  5. Barik, Debasis & Desai, Sonalde & Vanneman, Reeve, 2018. "Economic Status and Adult Mortality in India: Is the Relationship Sensitive to Choice of Indicators?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 103(C), pages 176-187.
  6. Thorat, Amit & Vanneman, Reeve & Desai, Sonalde & Dubey, Amaresh, 2017. "Escaping and Falling into Poverty in India Today," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 413-426.
  7. Sonalde Desai, 2017. "Carole R. McCann Figuring the Population Bomb: Gender and Demography in the Mid-Twentieth Century Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2016 . 328 p. $90.00; $30.00 (pbk.)," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 43(3), pages 579-580, September.
  8. Desai, Sonalde & Vanneman, Reeve, 2015. "Enhancing Nutrition Security via India's National Food Security Act: Using an Axe Instead of a Scalpel?," India Policy Forum, National Council of Applied Economic Research, vol. 11(1), pages 67-118.
  9. Sonalde Desai & Gheda Temsah, 2014. "Muslim and Hindu Women’s Public and Private Behaviors: Gender, Family, and Communalized Politics in India," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 51(6), pages 2307-2332, December.
  10. Vikram, Kriti & Vanneman, Reeve & Desai, Sonalde, 2012. "Linkages between maternal education and childhood immunization in India," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 331-339.
  11. Sonalde Desai & Lester Andrist, 2010. "Gender scripts and age at marriage in India," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 47(3), pages 667-687, August.
  12. Sonalde Desai & Lijuan Wu, 2010. "Structured Inequalities—Factors Associated with Spatial Disparities in Maternity Care in India," Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, National Council of Applied Economic Research, vol. 4(3), pages 293-319, August.
  13. Sonalde Desai & Veena Kulkarni, 2008. "Changing educational inequalities in india in the context of affirmative action," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 45(2), pages 245-270, May.
  14. Sonalde Desai & Amaresh Dubey & Reeve Vanneman & Rukimini Banerji, 2008. "Private Schooling in India: A New Educational Landscape," India Policy Forum, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 5(1), pages 1-58.
  15. Francis Bloch & Vijayendra Rao & Sonalde Desai, 2004. "Wedding Celebrations as Conspicuous Consumption: Signaling Social Status in Rural India," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 39(3).
  16. Sonalde Desai & Soumya Alva, 1998. "Maternal education and child health: Is there a strong causal relationship?," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 35(1), pages 71-81, February.
  17. Sonalde Desai & P. Chase-Lansdale & Robert Michael, 1989. "Mother or Market? Effects of Maternal Employment on the Intellectual Ability of 4-Year-Old Children," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 26(4), pages 545-561, November.


  1. Desai, Sonalde & Dubey, Amaresh & Joshi, Brij Lal & Sen, Mitali & Sharif, Abusaleh & Vanneman, Reeve, 2010. "Human Development in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198065128.

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