Gender and development

CID researchers aim to understand the pivotal role that women play in the development process.

We analyse the role of gender norms and household perspective in fertility analysis and policy settings and the challenges during fertility transitions. We also analyse the changing nature of work.

Lead: Ankita Mishra

SDG alignment 

Recent Publications:

  • Mishra, A., & Parasnis, J. (2021). Husband, sons and fertility gap: Evidence from India.  Journal of Population Research, 38, 71-102  

Work in Progress:

  • Mishra, A., & Parasnis, J. Intentions for a third child: the role of parental gender preferences. 
  • Mishra, A., Parasnis, J., Mishra, V.  Effect of crimes on women's labour force participation in India: District level analysis.
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.