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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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 71 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Local institutional structure and clientelistic access to employment: the case of MGNREGS in three states of India

      Anindya Bhattacharya, Anirban Kar, and Alita Nandi

    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. Employment to unemployment transitions and wellbeing- unpacking gender differences

      Alita Nandi

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

      Alita Nandi

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

      Alita Nandi

      1. Family Formation And Dissolution
      2. Life Course Analysis
      3. Surveys
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 56 in total

    1. Reports outline ethnic research from University of Essex

    2. Justice in pay packets starts at the top. Across the board

    3. The downside of being nice

    4. Nice doesn't pay in the workplace

    5. Conscientious and nice? Doesn't pay!

    6. In the news

    7. And now we know...

    8. Do you really need to be aggressive in the workplace?

    9. Nice not enough for a fair salary

    10. Nice guys earn £1,500 less a year than nastier male colleagues

    11. Nice guys get lower salaries at work

    12. Are nice people paid less in the workplace?

    13. Nice guys 'get lower salaries at work'

    14. It doesn't pay to be nice in business today

    15. Nice guys pay price at work


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