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Dr Alita Nandi Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director for Understanding Society, University of Essex

Anandi
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Research Interests

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). I conduct empirical research primarily in the areas of ethnicity and gender, specifically investigating differences in subjective wellbeing (e.g., life satisfaction, mental health) as well as economic wellbeing (e.g., income, wages). My other research activities are (i) in the formation, measurement and impact of identity on life outcomes, (ii) causes and consequences of harassment and discrimination, (iii) in measurement of institutional characteristics in developing countries and exploring their effects.

I am the Associate Director (Outreach) for Understanding Society and have contributed to its questionnaire design, particularly to the measurement of ethnic identity and identity across other dimensions and data management activities including partnership history datasets.

Research projects:

Understanding Society

What Works Wellbeing: Work, Learning and Wellbeing

The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: A longitudinal analysis

Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity

Partnership dissolution and formation: how do they affect income, employment and well-being?

Misoc Project: Identity, behaviour and wellbeing

Teaching

Books


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 76 in total

    1. Briefing note COVID-19 survey: ethnic differences in effects of COVID-19: household and local context

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Social Networks
      3. Psychology
      4. Geography
      5. Demography
      6. Migration
      7. Households
      8. Living Standards
      9. Ethnic Groups
      10. Well Being
      11. Health
      12. Covid 19
    2. When does hate hurt the most? Generational differences in the association between ethnic and racial harassment, ethnic attachment, and mental health

      Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Social Groups
      2. Area Effects
      3. Social Networks
      4. Psychology
      5. Geography
      6. Demography
      7. Migration
      8. Ethnic Groups
      9. Well Being
      10. Social Psychology
      11. Race Relations
    3. Ethnic diversity in the UK: new opportunities and changing constraints

      Lucinda Platt and Alita Nandi

      1. Social Sciences
      2. Migration
      3. Research
      4. Ethnic Groups
      5. Surveys
    4. Unravelling the ‘immigrant health paradox’: ethnic maintenance, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children in England

      Renee Reichl Luthra, Alita Nandi, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Social Groups
      3. Social Networks
      4. Migration
      5. Ethnic Groups
      6. Health
      7. Social Behaviour
      8. Race Relations
    5. The relationship between political and ethnic identity among UK ethnic minority and majority populations

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Politics
      2. Psychology
      3. Migration
      4. Ethnic Groups
    6. Understanding Society at 10 years

      Lucinda Platt, Gundi Knies, Renee Reichl Luthra, et al.

      1. Social Sciences
      2. Interdisciplinarity: Social Sciences
      3. Survey Methodology
      4. Research
      5. Surveys
      6. Sociology
    7. Religiosity and mental wellbeing among members of majority and minority religions: findings from Understanding Society, The UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Ozan Aksoy, David Bann, Meg E. Fluharty, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Religion
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
      5. Social Behaviour
    8. Political and ethnic identity

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Politics
      2. Psychology
      3. Migration
      4. Ethnic Groups
    9. Low income dynamics among ethnic minorities in Great Britain

      Victor Perez, Ricky Kanabar, and Alita Nandi

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Ethnic Groups
    10. Design and implementation of a high-quality probability sample of immigrants and ethnic minorities: lessons learnt

      Peter Lynn, Alita Nandi, Violetta Parutis, et al.

      1. Migration
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Ethnic Groups
    11. Local institutional structure and clientelistic access to employment: the case of MGNREGS in three states of India

      Anindya Bhattacharya, Anirban Kar, and Alita Nandi

    12. Design and implementation of a high quality probability sample of immigrants and ethnic minorities: lessons learnt

      Peter Lynn, Alita Nandi, Violetta Parutis, et al.

      1. Migration
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Ethnic Groups
    13. Gender and unemployment. Analysis of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Survey. Summary report

      Simonetta Longhi, Alita Nandi, Mark L. Bryan, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Well Being
      5. Life Course Analysis
      6. Sociology
    14. Gender and unemployment. Analysis of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Survey. Technical report and appendices

      Simonetta Longhi, Alita Nandi, Mark L. Bryan, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Well Being
      5. Life Course Analysis
      6. Sociology
    15. Gender and unemployment. How does unemployment and job loss affect men and women?

      Simonetta Longhi, Alita Nandi, Mark L. Bryan, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Well Being
      5. Life Course Analysis
      6. Sociology

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 56 in total

    1. Lies, damned lies and citizenship tests

    2. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    3. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

    4. After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

    5. Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary?

    6. Women & children hit hardest by relationship break-ups

    7. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups

    8. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

    9. Women and children hit hardest by relationship break-ups as it is revealed that one in five single mothers fall into poverty after splitting with their partner

    10. Music unites UK faiths

    11. Being British. How do ethnic minorities feel when considering their Britishness?

    12. Non-British people more connected with British society

    13. Asians feel more British than white people

    14. Ethnic groups 'more British'

    15. Pakistanis feel more British than locals in Britain: study


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