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Dr Alita Nandi Research Fellow, University of Essex

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anandi@essex.ac.uk
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01206 874699
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2N2.4.25
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

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 (co) lead the Understanding Society Ethnicity Strand and capacity building activities and has contributed to questionnaire design, particularly to the measurement of ethnic identity and identity across other dimensions.

Research projects:

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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 65 in total

    1. 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
    2. Local institutional structure and clientelistic access to employment: the case of MGNREGS in three states of India

      Anindya Bhattacharya, Anirban Kar, and Alita Nandi

    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Employment to unemployment transitions and wellbeing- unpacking gender differences

      Alita Nandi

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Well Being
    8. EMB/ IEMB data

      Alita Nandi

      1. Migration
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Ethnic Groups
      4. Surveys
    9. Partnership history data

      Alita Nandi

      1. Family Formation And Dissolution
      2. Life Course Analysis
      3. Surveys
    10. Are there differences in responses to social identity questions in face-to-face versus telephone interviews? Results of an experiment on a longitudinal survey

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Psychology
      2. Survey Methodology
    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

      1. Politics
      2. Social Structure
      3. Rural Economics
      4. Labour Market
      5. Households
      6. Poverty
    12. Local institutional structure and clientelistic access to employment: the case of MGNREGS in three states of India

      Anindya Bhattacharya, Anirban Kar, and Alita Nandi

      1. Politics
      2. Social Structure
      3. Rural Economics
      4. Labour Market
      5. Households
      6. Poverty
    13. Who experiences ethnic and racial harassment?

      Alita Nandi and Renee Reichl Luthra

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
      4. Race Relations
    14. Ethnic and racial harassment and mental health: identifying sources of resilience

      Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Area Effects
      2. Social Networks
      3. Psychology
      4. Religion
      5. Ethnic Groups
      6. Well Being
      7. Social Capital
      8. Health
      9. Social Stratification
      10. Social Behaviour
      11. Social Psychology
      12. Race Relations
    15. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being

    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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