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Professor Sonia Bhalotra Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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Email
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 term 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 Research Centre for Micro-social Change (ISER) and Co-Investigator of the Programme for Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (Law) at Essex. Her recent research funding is from the British Academy, Grand Challenges Canada, the ESRC, the International Growth Centre, RCUK-Newton and the Bank of Sweden.

Interdisciplinary collaborations: Sonia's current scientific collaborations are with Law (Human Rights), Public Health & Medicine, Psychology, and Political Science.

See her IZA webpage to download recent papers: http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=2905 and her googlesites page:https://sites.google.com/site/srbhalotra/

Research Topics:

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.

The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Sonia is a co-director of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social 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 47 in total

    1. Fertility and labor market responses to reductions in mortality

      Sonia Bhalotra, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Selma Walther

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
    2. The twin instrument: fertility and human capital investment

      Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke

      1. Human Capital
      2. Economics
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
      4. Health
    3. Leader identity and coordination

      Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Iyer, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Religion
      3. Ethnic Groups
      4. Societies
      5. Race Relations
    4. Twin birth and maternal condition

      Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke

      1. Labour Market
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
      3. Health
    5. Fertility and labor market responses to reductions in mortality

      Sonia Bhalotra, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Selma Walther

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
    6. The distribution of the gender wage gap

      Sonia Bhalotra and Manuel Fernández

      1. Labour Market
      2. Wages And Earnings
    7. Maternal mortality and women’s political participation

      Sonia Bhalotra, Damian Clarke, Joseph Gomes, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Social Change
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
    8. The distribution of the gender wage gap

      Sonia Bhalotra and Manuel Fernadez Sierra

    9. Women legislators and economic performance

      Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Elections. Electoral Behaviour
      3. Economics
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. Religion and abortion: the role of politician identity

      Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Lakshmi Iyer

      1. Politics
      2. Religion
      3. Childbearing: Fertility
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

    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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