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

Anandi
Email
anandi@essex.ac.uk
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01206 874699
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2N2.6.08
Curriculum vitae

Twitter: @alitanandi

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8743-6178

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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 82 in total

    1. 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
    2. Who experiences ethnic and racial harassment?

      Alita Nandi and Renee Reichl Luthra

      1. Crime And Justice
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Social Behaviour
      4. Race Relations
    3. The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: a longitudinal analysis

      Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, Shamit Saggar, et al.

      1. Crime And Justice
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
      4. Societies
      5. Health
      6. Social Behaviour
      7. Social Psychology
      8. Race Relations
    4. Minority report: ethnic minorities in Britain are experiencing contrasting fortunes when we look at pay and poverty

      Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Ethnic Groups
    5. Working hours, work identity and subjective wellbeing

      Mark L. Bryan and Alita Nandi

      1. Psychology
      2. Sociology Of Labour
      3. Labour Market
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
    6. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Social Change
      3. Young People
      4. Family Formation And Dissolution
    7. Working hours, work identity and subjective wellbeing

      Alita Nandi and Mark L. Bryan

      1. Sociology Of Labour
      2. Labour Market
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Well Being
      5. Social Psychology
    8. A practical guide to using panel data

      Simonetta Longhi and Alita Nandi

      1. Research
      2. Surveys
    9. Localized power structure, conflict and poverty

      Anindya Bhattacharya, Anirban Kar, and Alita Nandi

      1. Politics
      2. Social Structure
      3. Rural Economics
      4. Labour Market
      5. Households
      6. Poverty
    10. Patterns of minority and majority identification in a multicultural society

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Psychology
      3. Migration
      4. Ethnic Groups
    11. Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity

      Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Ethnic Groups
    12. Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity - summary

      Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

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

      Alita Nandi and Cheti Nicoletti

      1. Psychology
      2. Wages And Earnings
    14. 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
    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 58 in total

    1. Most people working from home want to keep doing it, new analysis using Understanding Society data

      1. Geography
      2. Sociology Of Labour
      3. Demography
      4. Labour Market
      5. Households
      6. Public Policy
      7. Household Economics
      8. Ethnic Groups
      9. Health
      10. Life Course Analysis
      11. Commuting
      12. Sociology Of Households
      13. Covid 19
    2. Britain’s mixed-race population blurs the lines of identity politics

    3. Lies, damned lies and citizenship tests

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

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

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

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

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

    9. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups

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

    11. 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

    12. Music unites UK faiths

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

    14. Non-British people more connected with British society

    15. Asians feel more British than white people


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