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Professor Sonia Bhalotra Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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srbhal@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873700
Office
2N2.6.06
Personal homepage
https://sites.google.com/site/srbhalotra/
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

Sonia’s research is on the creation of human capital, the long benefits of early life health interventions, gender inequality, the political economy of public service provision, intergenerational mobility and the dynamics of mortality, fertility and sex selection. She uses micro-macro data from Asia, Africa and Latin America and historical data from America and the Scandinavian countries.

She is Co-Investigator and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Microsocial Change (ISER) and Co-Investigator of the Programme for Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (Law) at Essex. Her recent research funding is from Grand Challanges Canada, ESRC, International Growth Centre, RCUK-Newton and the Bank of Sweden.

See her IZA webpage http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=2905

Gender: women's property rights, abortion, domestic violence, dowry, fertility, maternal mortality, gender wage gaps, political representation of women.

Political economy: political identity, substantive impacts of numerical representation of women and minorities, role model effects, the politics of ethnic violence. 

Global health: infant mortality, maternal mortality, mental health, access to antibiotics, clean water programmes, temperature extremes, the long run impacts of early life health interventions, intergenerational mobility.

Child development: cognitive development, health, survival; dynamic the role of maternal behaviours, maternal depression, maternal health; environmental risk factors in early life.

ESRC Research Centre on Microsocial Change (MiSoC)

Sonia is a co-director of the ESRC Research Centre for Microsocial Change at ISER Essex (MiSoC).

Sonia is also co-investigator on the ESRC Large Grant at the Human Rights Centre in the Law Faculty at Essex. See https://www.essex.ac.uk/hrc/research/bigdata.aspx


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 38 in total

    1. Socioeconomic status indicators and common mental disorders: evidence from a study of prenatal depression in Pakistan

      Joanna Maselko, Lisa Bates, Sonia Bhalotra, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Social Stratification
    2. The price of gold: dowry and death in India

      Sonia Bhalotra, Abhishek Chakravarty, and Selim Gulesci

      1. Economics
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Savings And Assets
    3. Religion and abortion: the role of politician identity

      Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Lakshmi Iyer

      1. Politics
      2. Religion
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
    4. Population sex ratios and violence against women: the long-run effects of sex selection in India

      S. Amaral and Sonia Bhalotra

      1. Demography
      2. Social Behaviour
    5. Urban water disinfection and mortality decline in developing countries

      Sonia Bhalotra, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Grant Miller, et al.

      1. Science And Technology
      2. Poverty
      3. Health
    6. Urban water disinfection and mortality decline in developing countries

      Sonia Bhalotra, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Grant Miller, et al.

      1. Science And Technology
      2. Poverty
      3. Health
    7. Path-breakers? Women’s electoral success and future political participation

      Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Lakshmi Iyer

      1. Politics
      2. Elections. Electoral Behaviour
    8. The twin instrument

      Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke

      1. Demography
      2. Labour Market
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Health
    9. The twin instrument

      Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke

      1. Demography
      2. Labour Market
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Health
    10. The twin instrument

      Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke

      1. Demography
      2. Labour Market
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Health
    11. Does universalization of health work? Evidence from health systems restructuring and maternal and child health in Brazil

      Sonia Bhalotra, Rudi Rocha, and Rodigo R. Soares

      1. Public Policy
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
      3. Health
    12. Infant health, cognitive performance and earnings: evidence from inception of the welfare state in Sweden

      Sonia Bhalotra, Martin Karlsson, Therese Nilsson, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Market
      4. Wages And Earnings
      5. Health
      6. Life Course Analysis
      7. Social Policy
    13. On the quantity and quality of girls: new evidence on abortion, fertility, and parental investments

      S. Anukriti, Sonia Bhalotra, and Hiu Tam

    14. Effect of famine in the Netherlands on mothers and babies

      Sonia Bhalotra

    15. Infant health and longevity: evidence from a historical intervention in Sweden

      Sonia Bhalotra, Martin Karlsson, and Therese Nilsson

      1. Demography
      2. Child Development
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Health
      5. Life Course Analysis

    Media

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    1. The longer term impact of mothers' malnutrition on babies - Professor Sonia Bhalotra on BBC Radio 4

    2. Según estudios, la presencia femenina en los gobiernos beneficia a las políticas de salud pública, educación y legislación a favor de las mujeres

    3. Según estudios, la presencia femenina en los gobiernos beneficia a las políticas de salud pública, educación y legislación a favor de las mujeres

    4. Aumentar la presencia femenina en los gobiernos de países en desarrollo beneficia a las políticas de salud pública y educación

    5. Aumentar la presencia femenina en los gobiernos de países en desarrollo beneficia a las políticas de salud pública y educación

    6. La presencia femenina en gobiernos de países en desarrollo beneficia la política de salud y educación

    7. Aumentar la presencia femenina en los gobiernos de países en desarrollo beneficia a las políticas de salud pública y educación

    8. The Sturgeon effect: raising the share of women in government is not just a matter of fairness or diversity


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