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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 31 - 45 of 71 in total

    1. Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity - summary

      Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Ethnic Groups
    2. Explaining personality pay gaps in the UK

      Alita Nandi and Cheti Nicoletti

      1. Psychology
      2. Wages And Earnings
    3. Partnership dissolution: how does it affect income, employment and well-being?

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Living Standards
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Well Being
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. A note on ethnicity and identity among the UK born population in Understanding Society

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Politics
      2. Area Effects
      3. Religion
      4. Ethnic Groups
    7. Britishness and identity assimilation among the UK's minority and majority ethnic groups

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Migration
      2. Ethnic Groups
    8. Britishness and identity assimilation among the UK’s minority and majority ethnic groups

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

    9. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: Is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Lucinda Platt, Alita Nandi, and Gundi Knies

    10. How diverse is the UK? How British is the UK?

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

    11. Developing ethnic identity questions for Understanding Society

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Social Groups
      2. Survey Methodology
    12. Employment and perceived racial discrimination

      Shamit Saggar and Alita Nandi

      1. Labour Market
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Race Relations
    13. How diverse is the UK?

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Demography
      2. Migration
      3. Ethnic Groups
    14. Understanding remittances in Understanding Society: quantifying ties overseas and ties to Britain

      Omar Khan and Alita Nandi

      1. Migration
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Finance
    15. An initial look at non-response and attrition in Understanding Society

      Peter Lynn, Jonathan Burton, Olena Kaminska, et al.


    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. Asians feel more British than white people

    13. Non-British people more connected with British society

    14. Ethnic groups 'more British'

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


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