Faculty Member Details

  • Dr. K. S. James
    Dr. K. S. James
    Director & Sr. Professor
    ksjames@iips.net or director@iips.net
    +91-22-25573943/25562062 | +91-22-25563257

    Additional Information

  • Post Doctoral (Non-Degree), Harvard Centre for Population and Development, Harvard University, USA, 2000.
  • Ph.D in Demography, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (through Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum), 1997.
  • M.Phil. in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, 1991.
  • Master in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, 1992.
  • M.A. Economics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 1989.
  • Director and Senior Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, from November 20, 2018 (Continuing).
  • Professor in Population, Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi since May, 2016 –November, 2018.
  • Acting Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru from August 17, 2015 to May 12, 2016
  • Professor and Head, Population Research Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore since March 2006- May, 2016.
  • Deputy Director, Population Research Centre, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from October, 2003 to February 2006
  • Fellow (Reader) Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad from February, 2001 to October 2003.
  • Associate Fellow (lecturer), Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad from (March 1996 to February, 2001).
  • Project‑ tied Faculty, Centre for Social Services, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, September 1995 to February 1996.
  •  Research Associate, Centre for Multi‑Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad, Karnataka (June 1995 to August 1995).
  • Formal Demography including measurement
  • Population and Development
  • Mortality, Health and Ageing
  • Member of the editorial Board for the Journal Geography and You
  • Executive Committee Member, Asian Population Association
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic and Social Development, Springer, 2015-16.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Demographic Economics, Cambridge.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, of the journal, Asian Population Studies
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal- Migration and Development, Springer.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal- Demography India.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore.
  • Member, Research Programme Committee, Karnataka Health Resource Centre, Government of Karnataka.
  • Member, Board of Studies, School of Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2012-14.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, International Migration Unit, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 2011-13.
  • Member Board of Studies, Department of Population Studies, Annamalai University.
  • Member Board of Studies, Department of Demography, University of Kerala.
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Association for Social Science and Health (IASSH).
  • Referee for the Journal ‘Population Studies’.
  • Referee for the Journal ‘Demography India’.
  • Referee for the Journal of Asian Population Studies.
  • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
  • Member, Indian Association of the Study of Population (IASP).
  • Member, Indian Society of Medical Statistics (ISMS).
  • Visiting Fellow, Population Research Centre, School of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, May 19-23, 2014.
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, UK, May 7-17, 2014.
  • Visitor, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, December, 2011.
  • Panel Member on “New Challenges in Population and Development” set up by International Union for the Scientific Study of Popultion (IUSSP) for the period 2010-13.
  • Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, May-June, 2010.
  • ESRC-ICSSR visiting fellowship to London School of Economics, London during April-June, 2009.
  • Visiting Fellowship, French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), Paris, France, November- December, 2007.
  • The Srinivasan Award for best substantive paper published in the journal ‘Demography India’ in the year 2001.
  • Visiting Fellowship, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, May-November, 2000.
  • ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, 1992-1995.
  • Junior Research Fellowship from UGC (JRF-NET), International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, 1991-92.
Books/Major Reports
  • G Giridhar, K S James and Sanjay Kumar (2017) Caring for Our Elders: Early Responses- India Ageing Report 2017, United National Population Fund (UNFPA), New Delhi.
  • G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, K. S. James and Moneer Alam (eds) (2014) Population Ageing in India, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.
  • K. S. James, P.M. Kulkarni, Sanjay Kumar, N. Kavitha, Annie George and Sarda Prasad (2014) An Assessment of the Quality of Civil Registration Data in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New Delhi.
  • K. S. James, P.M. Kulkarni, K.M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, N. Kavitha, Annie George and Sarda Prasad (2013) A Preliminary Assessment of the Quality of Civil Registration System in Kerala, Odisha and Rajasthan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New Delhi.
  • K.S. James, V. Skirbekk, J. Van Bavel (Eds)  (2012), Vienna Year Book of Population Research, on “Education and the Global Fertility Transition”, Vienna Institute of Demography  and Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • Moneer Alam, K S James, G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, S. Siva Raju, T. S. Syamala, Lekha Subaiya, Dhananjay W. Bansod (2012) Report on the Status of Elderly in Select States of India 2011,  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New Delhi, India.
  • K S James, Dhananjay W. Bansod, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, K Srinivasan and P M Kulkarni (2012) Assessing the Quality of District Data for Improved Planning and Monitoring of Development Programmes, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New Delhi, India.
  • K S James, Arvind Pandey, Dhananjay W Bansod and Lekha Subaiya (2012) Population, Gender and Health in India: Methods, Processes and Policies, (eds), Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K.S. James (eds) (2004) Demographic Change, Health Inequality and Human Development in India,  Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad and Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.=

Articles

  • S.V.  Subramanian and K. S. James (2020) “Use of  Demographic  and  Health  Survey Framework   as   a   Population   Surveillance  Strategy  for  COVID 19”   The LANCET Global Health, April 29, 2020 (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30213-8/fulltext).
  • Arun Balachandran, Joop de Beer, KS James, Leo van Wissen, Fanny Janssen (2019) “Comparison of Population Ageing in Europe and Asia Using a Time Consistent and Comparative Ageing Measure”,  Journal of Ageing and Health, Vol.32, No. 5-6, P: 340-351.
  • K S James, S Irudaya Rajan, Srinivas Goli (2020) “Demographic and Health Diversity in the Era of SDGs” , Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 55, Issue No. 6, 08 Feb, P:46-52.
  • Sohini Paul, Sourabh Paul, K S James (2019)Universalisation versus targeting in maternal and child health care provisioning: Evidence from India, SSM Population Health, Vol 9.
  • Arun Balachandran and K S James (2019) “A Multidimensional Perspective on Gender Gap in Health Among Older Adults in India and China: Application of a new ageing measure”, Journal of Ageing and Society, October 30.
  • Srinivas Goli, Bheemeshwar Reddy A, K S James, Venkatesh Srinivasan (2019) “Economic Independence and Social Security among India’s Elderly”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LIV, No. 39,  September 28, P:32-41.
  • K S James (2019) “Ageing and Intergenerational Transfer in India: A household perspective”, Geography and You, Vol. 19, No. 19&20, P: 20-25.
  • Arun Balachandran and K S James (2019) “A Multi-dimensional Measure of Population Ageing Accounting for Quantum and Quality in Life Years: An Application of Selected Countries in Europe and Asia”, SSM Population Health, Vol. 7, April.
  • Ajay Bailey,  Jyoti Hallad and K James (2018) “They had to go: Indian Older Adults’ Experiences in rationalising and compensating the absence of Migrant Children”, Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 6.
  • K S James (2018) “Demographic Changes and Implications”, Geography and You, Vol. 18, No. 110, P: 6-10.
  • K S James and Srinivas Goli (2017) “Demographic Change in India: Is the country prepared for the challenge”, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol XXIII, No 1, P:169-187.
  • K S James and Annie George (2016) “The Contemporary Fertility Transition in India”, International Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, P: 131-138.
  • Jessica M. Perkins, Haw-young  Lee, K. S. James, Juhwan Oh, Aditi Krishna, Jongho Heo, Jong-koo Lee and S.V. Subramanian (2016) “Marital Status, Widowhood Duration, gender and health outcomes: a cross sectional study among older adults in India”, BMC Public Health, Sep 30.
  • K S James, T S Syamala and Supriya Verma (2016) “Status of the Elderly Population in India: Issues and Concerns”, in Kalpana Kannabiran and Soumay Vinayan (eds) India Social Development Report 2016: Disability Rights Perspective, Oxford University Press, New Delhi
  • Ugargol, Allen Prabhaker, Inge Hutter, K.S. James and Ajay Bailey (2016) “Care Needs and Care Givers: Associations and Effects of Living Arrangements on Caregiving to Older Adults in India”, Ageing International, Published online in April, 2016.
  • K S James and T S Syamala (2016) “India’s Support System for the Elderly: Emerging Challenges”, in K Gayithri and K V Raju (eds) State, Governance and Financing of India’s Development, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi
  • Sandhya Mahapatro, Ajay Bailey, K S James and Inge Hutter (2015) “Remittances and Household Expenditure Patterns in India and Selected States”, Migration and Development, Published Online (June 19).
  • K. Srinivasan and K. S. James (2015) “Golden Cage: The stability of marriage in India” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. L, No.13, March 28.
  • K. S James and N. Kavitha (2015) “View from a Fast Growing Nation: What demographic change means for India?”, in Katinka Barysch (ed) Our Wold and Us: How our Environment and our Societies Change, Allianz  SE: Germany
  • Sandhya Rani Mahapatro and K. S. James (2015) “Understanding Female Migration Pattern in India: Exploring the Driving Forces”, in S Irudaya Rajan (ed) India Migration Report 2015: Gender and Migration, Routledge, New Delhi.
  • M. Benson Thomas and K. S. James (2014) ‘Changes in mortality and human longevity in Kerala: are they leading to the advanced stage?’, Global Health Action, Vol.7, May 2014.
  • Vegard Skirbekk and K. S. James (2014) Abuse against elderly in India –the role of education’, BMC Public Health, Vol.14, P: 336, April, 2014.
  • M. Benson Thomas, K. S. James and S Sulaja (2014) ‘Does living longer means living healthier? Exploring Disability Free Life Expectancy in India’, Indian Journal of Gerontology, Vol.28, No.3, pp.321-347.
  • K S James and T S Syamala (2014) “India’s Support Systems for the Elderly: Myths and Realities” in Amaryllis Torres, and  Laura L Samson (eds), Aging in Asia-Pacific: Balancing the State and the Family, Quezon City: Philippine Social Science Council.
  • K.S. James (2014) “Recent Shifts in Infant Mortality in India: An Exploration”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 3, (January 18), P:14-17.
  • G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana and K. S. James (2014) “Introduction: Ageing in Twenty-First Century India”, in G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, K. S. James and Moneer Alam (eds), Population Ageing in India, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.
  • K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar and K. S. James (2014) “Living Arrangements of Elderly in India: Policy and Programmatic Implications”, in G. Giridhar, K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar, K. S. James and Moneer Alam (eds), Population Ageing in India, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.
  • Tiziana Leone, K S James and Sabu S Padmadas (2013) “The Burden of Maternal Health Care Expenditure in India: Multilevel Analysis of National Data”, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 17, No. 9, P:1622-1630.
  • K.S. James (2013) “India”, in Anne Goujon and Regina Fuchs (eds) The Future Fertility of High Fertility Countries: A model incorporating expert arguments, International Institute of Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.
  • K.S. James and Baishali Goswami (2012) “Recent Demographic Changes in India with Special Reference to the Southern States”, Arthavijnana, Vol. LIV, No.3, P:357-371.
  • K.S. James, V. Skirbekk, J. Van Bavel (2012) “Education and the Global Fertility Transition: Foreword”, Vienna Year Book of Population Research, Vol. 10. No.1, P:1-8.
  •  S Irudaya Rajan and K S James (2012) “Demographic Dividend and Migration” in Kerala’s Demographic Future: Issues and Policy Options, S Irudaya Rajan and K C Zachariah (eds), Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
  • M Lingaraju and K S James (2012) Fertility Transition in Karnataka: Differentials and Determinants, Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 58, No. 2, P:9-24.
  • Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and K.S. James (2012) “Urbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India”, in Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives, Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Ravi Kanbur (eds), Oxford University Press, New York.
  • P. Prabhuswamy and K. S. James (2012) “Maternal and Child Health Care among Tribes: A study of changing trends in Karnataka”, in Jayasheela, V.B Hans, B. Ravindra Kumar, Vilas M. Kadrolkar (eds), “Service Sector in India: A sectoral analysis”, Global Research Publications, New Delhi.
  • K S James (2011) “India’s Demographic Change, Opportunities and Challenges”, Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),  July, 29.
  • K S James and K. M. Sathyanarayana (2011) “Demographic Change, Age Structure Transition and Ageing in India: Issues and Challenges”, Yojana, Vol.55, July, P:28-31.
  • K S James and T S Syamala (2010) “Income, Income Inequality and Mortality - An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship in India, 1971-2003”, Working Paper No. 249, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • S Sancheetha and K S James (2010) “Levels and Trends in Caesarean Births: Cause for Concern?” in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLV, No.5, January 30-February 5, P:19-22.
  • K S James (2010) “Demographic Change, Gender and Health in India: Theory and Evidence”, in James,  K S, Arvind Pandey, Dhananjay W Bansod and Lekha Subaiya (eds) Population, Gender and Health in India: Methods, Processes and Policies, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
  • K S James (2009) “Demographic Change and Public Health in India”’ in IIMB Management Review, Vol.21, No.3, P:266-269.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James  (2009) “Understanding Community Impact of Migration from Kerala: A Multilevel Analysis” in by K K Singh, R C Yadava and Arvind Pandey (eds) Population, Poverty & Health: Analytical Approaches, Hindustan Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, P:156-168.
  • K S James, Seetha Prabhu, Rajeev Ahuja and Alka Narang  (2008) “Impact of CBHI Schemes on Access to Health Care: Evidence from India”, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 2, No.2.
  • K S James (2008) “Current Debate on Demographic Dividend in India” in Uma Kapila (eds), India’s Economic Development Since 1947, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, P:268-287.
  • S Irudaya Rajan and K S James (2008) “Third National Family Health Survey in India: Issues, Problems and Prospects” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLIII, No.48, November 29-December 5, P:33-38.
  • K S James (2008) “Glorifying Malthus: The current Debate on Demographic Dividend in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIII, No. 25, June 21-27.
  • K S James (2008) “Implications of Demographic Transition in Kerala”, in Demographic Changes and Challenges to Development, in George TM (ed), Nirmala Academic and Research Publication, Muvattupuzha.
  • Abay Asfaw, Klaus Frohberg, K S James and Johannes Jütting (2007) “Does Fiscal Decentralization Help to Reduce Infant Mortality? Empirical Evidence from Rural India” Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 41, No.1.
  • K S James (2007) “Accelerated Decline in Fertility in India Since the 1980s: Trends among Hindus and Muslims”, in Demographic Transition: A global perspective, Azmal Hussain (ed), ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad.
  • K S James (2006) “Decentralisation and Health: A review of evidence” in  T M Joseph (ed) Grassroots Democracy in India Concept Publishing Company.
  • S. Mahendra Dev, K S James and Binayak Sen (2005) “Causes of Fertility Decline in India and Bangladesh” in Mohsin Khan (ed) Economic Development in South Asia, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • K S James and Sajini B. Nair (2005) “Accelerated Decline in Fertility in India since the 1980: Trends among Hindus and Muslims”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XL, No.5, P: 375-384.
  • N. Krishnaji and K S James (2005) “Religion and Fertility: A comment” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XL, No.5, P: 455-458.
  • K S James and S.V. Subramanian (2005) “Decline in Fertility in Andhra Pradesh: A re-examination of Conflicting Arguments”, in Christophe Z. Guilmoto and S. Irudaya Rajan (eds) Fertility Transition in South India, Sage Publication, New Delhi.
  • K S James and S V Subramanian (2005) Neonatal Mortality in India: Role of Maternal Factors”, Demography India, Vol.33, No.2, P:157-174.
  • K S James (2004) “Demographic Transition and Women’s Empowerment in Kerala: New Evidence” SAMYUKTA: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. 4, No.2, P: 527-40.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James (2004) “Second National Family Health Survey Revisited”, in S. Irudaya Rajan and K.S. James (eds) Demographic Change, Health Inequality and Human Development  in India, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad and Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, P:3-20.
  • K S James and S. Irudaya Rajan  (2004) “Quality of Survey Data” in  ”, in S. Irudaya Rajan and K.S. James (eds) Demographic Change, Health Inequality and Human Development in India, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad and Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2004, P:39-55.
  • K S James (2004) “A Note on the Sex Ratio of Andhra Pradesh from 2001 Census” in Ramachandrudu and Prasad Rao (eds) Human Development in India: Evidence from 2001 Census” Serial Publications, New Delhi.
  • K S James and S. Irudaya Rajan  (2004) ‘Respondents and Quality of Survey Data”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 7, P: 659-663.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James  (2004) “Second National Family Health Survey: Emerging Issues”, Economic and Political Weekly, ol. 39, No. 7, P: 647-651.
  • K S James and S.V. Subramanian  (2003) “Towards a Demographic Transition”, in C. H. Hanumantha Rao and S. Mahendra Dev (eds) Andhra Pradesh Development: Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.
  • K S James and S.V. Subramanian  (2003)“Towards a Demographic Transition”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 12&13, P:1219-1229.
  • N.Krishnaji and K S James  (2002) “Gender Differentials in Adult Mortality in India-with notes on rural-urban differentials”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 46, P:4633-4637.
  • S. Mahendra Dev, K S James and Binayak Sen “Causes of Fertility Decline in India and Bangladesh: The role of community”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 43, P:4447-4454.
  • K S James (2002) “Demographic Trends in Andhra Pradesh” in Y.K. Krishna Rao and S. Subrahmanyam (eds) Development of Andhra Pradesh 1956-2001: A study of regional disparities,  Hyderabad: NRR Research Centre.
  • K S James (2001) “The historical nature of the demographic transition in Kerala: Estimates of vital events using Parish records”, Demography India, Vol 30, No. 1, P:13-30.
  • K S James (2001) “Gender Differentials in Child Mortality in Andhra Pradesh: Evidence from National Family Health Survey”, Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 47, No. 2, P:1-11.
  •  S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James  (2000) “Indian Parish Records: A qualitative assessment”, Annales De Demographie Historique,  No. 1, P: 93-108.
  • K S James (2000) “Landholding and Fertility in India: A review of theoretical and empirical evidence”, Genus, Vol.  56, No. 3-4, P:61-79.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James (2000) “The Interdependence of Vital Events: Twentieth-Century Kerala” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol XXX1, No1 (Summer), P:21-41.
  • K S James (1999) “Fertility Decline in Andhra Pradesh: A Search for Alternative Hypotheses” Economic and Political Weekly, 34, No.8, P:491-499.
  • K S James and S.Irudya Rajan (1998) "Short‑run Variation in Vital Events in Kerala: The Role of Economic Factors" in Indian Economic and Social History Review,  35,  No.1, P:53-68.
  • K S James (1997) "Can Poverty Determine Fertility: Agricultural Labourers and their Fertility Decisions" in K.C Zachariah and S. Irudaya Rajan (eds) Kerala's Demographic Transition: Determinants and Consequences, New Delhi, Sage Publications.
  • K S James (1995) "Sustainability in the Midst of Scarcity: A case of Travancore, Kerala' in Demography India, 24, No.1, P: 23-32.
  • K S James (1995) "Demographic Transition and Education in Kerala" in Economic and Political Weekly,  December 23, 1995, P: 3274‑3276.
  • Mala Ramnathan and K S James (1994) "Women's Economic Roles and Child Survival: A Re‑examination", in K.B Pathak et al. (eds), Biostatistical Aspects of Health, B.R Publishing Corporation, P: 259‑67.
  • K S James (1994) “Indian Elderly: Asset or Liability" in Economic and Political Weekly, 29, No 36, 1994, P: 2335‑2339.
  • D Radha Davi and K S James (1994) "Economic Activity, Occupational and Industrial Distribution of Workers in India", in Mahadevan, K. et al. (eds), Society and Development in China and India, B.R Publishing Corporation, Delhi.
  • S. Irudaya Rajan and K S James (1993) “Kerala's Health Status: Some Issues" in Economic and Political Weekly, 28, September 4.

Working Papers

  • Arun Balachandran, K.S. James, Leo van Wissen, K.C. Samir and Fanny Janssen (2020) “Can changes in education alter future population ageing in Asia and Europe?”, Working Paper No 2020/02, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Research Institute (NIDI), The Hague. (https://publ.nidi.nl/output/papers/nidi-wp-2020-02.pdf).
  • Arun Balachandran, K.S. James, Leo van Wissen, K.C. Samir and Fanny Janssen (2020) “Can changes in education alter future population ageing in Asia and Europe?”, Working Paper No 2020/02, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Research Institute (NIDI), The Hague. (https://publ.nidi.nl/output/papers/nidi-wp-2020-02.pdf).
  • Arun Balachandran, J de Beer, K. S. James, Leo van Wissen and F Janssen (2017) “Comparison of ageing in Europe and Asia: Refining the prospective age approach with a cross-country perspective”, Working Paper 2017/01, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Research Institute (NIDI), The Hague. (https://publ.nidi.nl/output/papers/nidi-wp-2017-01.pdf).
  • TN Bhat, K S James and G. Giridhar (2016) “An Appraisal of the Working of the National Programme for the Health Care of the Elderly in Karnataka and Odisha, India”, BKPAI Working Paper Series II, No 7, United Nations Population Fund, New Delhi.
  • Ajay Bailey, Jyoti S. Hallad and K. S. James (2014) “Health Status, Care Giving and Receiving among Elderly with Migrant Children”, BKPAI Working Paper Series II, No. 4, United Nations Population Fund, New Delhi.
  • M. Benson Thomas, K. S. James and S Sulaja (2014) “Does Living Longer Mean Living Healthier? Exploring Disability-free Life Expectancy in India”, Working Paper No. 322, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • M.Benson Thomas and K. S. James (2012) “Pattern of Mortality Changes in Kerala: Are they Moving to the Advanced Stage?”, Working Paper No. 282, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • K. M. Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Kumar and K. S. James (2012) Living Arrangements of Elderly in India: Policy and Programmatic Implication, BKPAI Working Paper No. 7, United Nations Population Fund, New Delhi.
  • K. S. James and T. S. Syamala (2010) “Income, Income Inequality and Mortality - An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship in India, 1971-2003”, Working Paper No. 249, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and K S James (2010) Urbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India, Working Paper No 2010/X, United Nations University, WIDER. April.
  • Abay Asfaw, Klaus Frohberg, K S James and Johannes Jutting (2004) “Modeling the Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Health Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from India” ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 87, Centre for Development Research, Bonn, Germany.
  • N.Krishnaji and K S James  (2002) “Gender Differentials in Adult Mortality in India- With notes on rural-urban contrastsWorking Paper No. 47, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, September.
  • S. Mahendra Dev, K S James and Binayak Sen (2002)“Causes of Fertility Decline in India and Bangladesh: The role of community” Working Paper No.45, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, July.
  • K S James, S V Subramanian and Ian Aitken (2000) “Neonatal Mortality in India: Emerging Paradoxes”, Working Paper No. 10.13, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Cambridge, MA, USA, November.
  • K S James (2000) “Internal Migration in Andhra Pradesh: A Quantitative Analysis”, Working Paper No.38, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.
  • K S James (1998) “Landholding and Fertility in Indian subcontinent: A review of Theoretical and Empirical Evidence" Working Paper for 4th European Research Project on Poverty, University of Florence, Italy.
  • K S James (1997) “Adult Mortality in Andhra Pradesh: Levels, Trends and Determinants", Working Paper No.32, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.

Position Held

  • Director and Senior Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, from November 20, 2018 (Continuing).
  • Professor in Population, Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi since May, 2016 –November, 2018.
  • Acting Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru from August 17, 2015 to May 12, 2016
  • Professor and Head, Population Research Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore since March 2006- May, 2016.
  • Deputy Director, Population Research Centre, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from October, 2003 to February 2006
  • Fellow (Reader) Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad from February, 2001 to October 2003.
  • Associate Fellow (lecturer), Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad from (March 1996 to February, 2001).
  • Project‑ tied Faculty, Centre for Social Services, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, September 1995 to February 1996.
  •  Research Associate, Centre for Multi‑Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad, Karnataka (June 1995 to August 1995).

Country Visited

Professional Membership

  • Member of the editorial Board for the Journal Geography and You
  • Executive Committee Member, Asian Population Association
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic and Social Development, Springer, 2015-16.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Demographic Economics, Cambridge.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, of the journal, Asian Population Studies
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal- Migration and Development, Springer.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal- Demography India.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore.
  • Member, Research Programme Committee, Karnataka Health Resource Centre, Government of Karnataka.
  • Member, Board of Studies, School of Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2012-14.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, International Migration Unit, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 2011-13.
  • Member Board of Studies, Department of Population Studies, Annamalai University.
  • Member Board of Studies, Department of Demography, University of Kerala.
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).
  • Executive Committee Member, Indian Association for Social Science and Health (IASSH).
  • Referee for the Journal ‘Population Studies’.
  • Referee for the Journal ‘Demography India’.
  • Referee for the Journal of Asian Population Studies.
  • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
  • Member, Indian Association of the Study of Population (IASP).
  • Member, Indian Society of Medical Statistics (ISMS).

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