Research

Working Papers

Depression and Loneliness Among the Elderly Poor (with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Erin Grela, Frank Schilbach, Garima Sharma, and Girija Vaidyanathan). August 2022. Invited for consideration at the Journal of Economic Perspectives.


Impacts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cash Transfers on Depression and Impairment of Elderly Living Alone: A Randomized Trial in India [draft available upon request] (with Abhijit Banerjee, Erin Grela, Frank Schilbach, Miriam Sequeira, Garima Sharma, Girija Vaidyanathan, and Esther Duflo). August 2022. Revise and Resubmit, Annals of Internal Medicine.


Coupling Labor Supply Decisions: An Experiment in India (with Matt Lowe). March 2022.


The Empowerment Effects of Women’s Employment: Experimental Evidence. December 2021.


Women's Employment in India: Intra-Household and Intra-Personal Constraints. August 2021.


Publications

Women's Employment and Empowerment: Descriptive Evidence. AEA Papers and Proceedings, 112: 541-545. May 2022.


Research in Progress

Intra-Household Communication and Female Labor Force Participation (with Namrata Kala)


Jobs for Her: Demand for Female Workers with Career Breaks in India (with Corinne Low, Karmini Sharma, and Alessandra Voena)


Improving the Health and Economic Lives of the Elderly in India (with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Frank Schilbach, Garima Sharma, and Girija Vaidyanathan)