In a blog for Vox EU, MiSoC’s Sonia Bhalotra explains how her research using data from Brazil shows that job loss contributes to the global surge in domestic violence witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mechanisms behind that.
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
MiSoC’s Sonia Bhalotra writes for the ESRC’s Economics Observatory on the ‘shadow pandemic’ that is the global surge of domestic violence since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Inequalities in child developmental outcomes emerge early in life and persist, with parents playing a critical role in determining these differences. MiSoC researcher Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates the importance of subjective expectations of returns to and effort costs of the two main investments that mothers make in newborns: breastfeeding and stimulation
In a short video for VoxDev, Professor Sonia Bhalotra discusses her research on how a decline in child mortality influences women’s choices of labour market participation, marriage, and fertility.
In principle, leaders can facilitate group coordination towards a common goal but in diverse societies, their effectiveness may depend upon their social identity, and how citizens react to leader identity. Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors Irma Clots-Figueras (Madrid), Lakshmi Iyer (Notre Dame) and Joseph Vecci (Gothenburg) investigate in a blog for Ideas for India.
In a blog for Global Dev, MiSoC’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra together with Atheendar Venkataramani (Perelman School of Medicine) and Selma Walther (applied microeconomist) investigate whether public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity.
Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates the impact of low-cost community-based intervention on maternal depression
Maternal mortality rates need to be reduced by two-thirds over the next 15 years to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. New research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex) and Professor Damian Clarke (University of Santiago de Chile) shows that a focus on girls’ education may be one means of meeting this objective.