Research Brief

Every year, IIPS undertakes many research studies on a number of themes related to population and health at the state and national levels using its own resources. The 'Research Brief Series' is a new initiative by the Institute to provide an opportunity to the faculty, Ph.D. scholars and visiting fellows to quickly disseminate the important findings of their research studies before they are published as a research report or in a scientific journal.

Are the Urban Poor Doing Better Than Their Rural Counterparts? A Comparative Study of Selected Development Parameters

Aparajita Chattopadhyay and M. Guruswamy
April 2010

Poverty in rural and urban area is one of the most serious policy issues in India and it is increasingly becoming evident that the overburdened cities cannot address this social problem beyond a certain critical mass.

Food Security and Health Status Among Tribal and Non-tribal Population Sofamravati District, Maharashtra

R. B. Bhagat, Sayeed Unisa, D.A. Nagdeve and P. Fulpagare
October 2010

The right to food and freedom from hunger reemerged during the 1990s. The historical World Food Summit was held in Rome in 1996, in which 185 countries participated and signed the 'Rome Declaration on World Food Security'. The Rome Declaration reaffirmed the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food.

Life Expectancy at Birth Among Social and Economic Groups in India

S.K.Mohanty & F. Ram
November 2010

Life expectancy at birth, a summary measure of health, is the most popular and widely used indicator cutting across the disciplines; among academia, planners, policy makers and international organization. It represents the dimensional index of health in the human development index.

Follow Up Survey of Childless Women in Andhra Pradesh

Sayeed Unisa
December 2010

Infertility is the most neglected component in the reproductive health programmes of many developing countries despite its well-established links to other reproductive health issues, such as STDs and unsafe abortions. In India also, there are no special intervention and programme efforts to treat infertile couples.

International Migration from Gujarat: The Magnitude, Process snd Impact

R.B.Bhagat, K.C. Das, Rajiva Prasadand T.K.Roy
May 2015

The emigration from India to the West, although started after the Second World War, accelerated hugely after 1965 as a result of the liberalization of immigration policy of US and other western countries. It is believed that Guajarati’s migrated abroad to work as traders, businessmen, shopkeepers, hoteliers, professionals etc.

Magnitude, Knowledge and Burden of Kala-azar: A Study of Eastern Bihar

Dipti Govil, Harihar Sahoo, K.C. Dasand Sarang P. Pedgaonkar
January 2018

Visceral Leishmaniasis, popularly known as Kala-azar, is a vector-borne disease and spreads through the bite of sand-fly. World's 67% cases of Kala-azar occur in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. In India, the disease endemicis with epicenter in Bihar and Jharkhand, and spread mild in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Indian Kala-azar elimination program metargeted to reduce the annual incidence to 1 case per 10,000 populations by 2017. Kala-azar is considered a disease of the poor or rural population having low nutrition, low education and poor quality of housing.

‘Daughter Only’ Families in India: Levels, Trends and Differentials

Harihar Sahoo & R.Nagarajan
June 2018

Government of India has initiated several legal measures, policies and programmes targeted towards the well-being of girls and women, particularly to promote gender equality, reduce son preference and increase the acceptance of daughters…


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