Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region

This cross-sectional study published in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders by faculty member S. V. Subramanian and his colleagues Shrikant Singh and Parul Puri found that the burden of … Continue reading “Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region”

Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian, PhD, is among the authors of a study that reviewed outpatient data from a large referral public hospital in Delhi, India, and … Continue reading “Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare”

Untangling depression and anxiety using hair samples in India

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and her colleagues have published a study that has found a connection between higher levels of the sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and lower … Continue reading “Untangling depression and anxiety using hair samples in India”

India’s gender gap in mobile phone usage is fourth highest in world

According to a new Harvard Kennedy School study—with Harvard Pop Center faculty member Rohini Pande and recent Harvard Bell Fellow Natalia Rigol among its authors—men in India are 33 percentage … Continue reading “India’s gender gap in mobile phone usage is fourth highest in world”

Women business owners in India & Sri Lanka commonly invest their microfinance loans & grants in male household member’s business enterprises

A recent working paper by Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Natalia Rigol, PhD, along with faculty member Rohini Pande, PhD, is the subject of this post on Ideas for India … Continue reading “Women business owners in India & Sri Lanka commonly invest their microfinance loans & grants in male household member’s business enterprises”

Impact of long-term unfair treatment on cardiovascular health in women found to vary by race

Rebecca C. Thurston, PhD, an alumna of the Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholars program, is an author on a study published in Health Psychology that has found that Caucasian … Continue reading “Impact of long-term unfair treatment on cardiovascular health in women found to vary by race”

Despite economic progress, millions of women in low- and middle-income countries still severely undernourished

Harvard Pop Center faculty and researchers, including Fahad Razak, MD, former Bell Fellow and current visiting scientist, as well as former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD, Pop Center Director Lisa … Continue reading “Despite economic progress, millions of women in low- and middle-income countries still severely undernourished”

Gender norms at play in weakening female labor-force participation in India; gender quotas & training may help

Harvard Pop Center’s Executive Committee and faculty member Rohini Pande, PhD, has co-authored an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times that explores why female labor-force participation is down in … Continue reading “Gender norms at play in weakening female labor-force participation in India; gender quotas & training may help”