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Full Name Arun Balachandran
Preferred Name Arun
Pronouns he/him/his
Country India
Affiliation(s) University of Maryland, USA
About Me I received my PhD in demography from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2020. I did my pre-doctoral training at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, India, and have a background in the discipline of economics with a Master’s degree from the Madras School of Economics, India. I worked towards ‘Population Ageing in Europe and Asia: Beyond Traditional Perspectives’ during my PhD, where I developed new measures of population ageing for comparisons across Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on gender and contexts in developing countries. My works has been published in Ageing & Society, Journal of Ageing and Health, SSM-Population Health, Economic & Political Weekly and The Lancet. My research interests are interdisciplinary and intersects across demography, gender, population ageing, and quantitative methodology. I received the KB Pathak Memorial Award 2019 for methodological innovation in Population and Health, by Indian Association for the Study of Population. Previously, I was working with the Population Council, New Delhi. I am currently working on the WEDGE project– that evaluates measures of gender empowerment with a global focus, and the India Human Development Survey– that develops, administer and analyze different measures of social and gender empowerment.
Expertise by Geography South Asia
Expertise by sub-field Economic Development, Economic Methodology, Feminist Economics / Economics of Gender, Economic Demography