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  • Early Life Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution: Effect on Child Health in India 

    Singh, Prachi; Dey, Sagnik; Chowdhury, Sourangsu; Bali, Kunal (Brookings India, 2019-03-15)
    This paper examines effect of outdoor air pollution on child health in India by combining satellite PM2.5 data with geo-coded Demographic and Health Survey of India(2016). We use an instrumental variable strategy for identification as local pollution ...
  • Coal in India: Adjusting to transition 

    Tongia, Rahul; Gross, Samantha (Brookings India, 2019-03-15)
    Coal is the source of half of commercial primary energy in India. However, non-commercial biomass is still an important energy source, making up roughly one-quarter of total primary energy. The power sector uses the majority of India’s coal (Figure 1) ...
  • Difficult Dialogues: A compendium of contemporary essays on Gender Inequality in India 

    Ravi, Shamika (Brookings India, 2019-03-15)
    Existing literature has documented a significant gender gap in various sectors including health, labour market opportunities, education and political representation in India. The objective of this compendium is to move the gender policy focus towards ...
  • Accelerating Financial Inclusion in India 

    Ravi, Shamika (Brookings India, 2019-03-15)
    In this paper, we seek to investigate the extent of financial inclusion achieved in India based on the latest available data. We analyse latest empirical trends across all states (rural and urban) for various financial instruments, outreach of financial ...

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