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Maitra, Pushkar

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Works: 81 works in 165 publications in 2 languages and 473 library holdings
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: HB33, 304.6320954
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Publications by Pushkar Maitra
Most widely held works by Pushkar Maitra
Birth spacing, fertility selection and child survival analysis using a correlated hazard model by Pushkar Maitra( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Early childbirth, health inputs and child mortality: recent evidence from Bangladesh by Pushkar Maitra( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
'Arranged' marriage, co-residence and female schooling : a model with evidence from India by Indraneel Dasgupta( file )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
We model the consequences of parental control over choice of wives for sons, for parental incentives to educate daughters, when the marriage market exhibits competitive dowry payments and altruistic but paternalistic parents benefit from having married sons live with them. By choosing uneducated brides, some parents can prevent costly household partition. Paternalistic self-interest consequently generates low levels of female schooling in the steady state equilibrium. State payments to parents for educating daughters fail to raise female schooling levels. Policies (such as housing subsidies) that promote nuclear families, interventions against early marriages, and state support to couples who marry against parental wishes, are however all likely to improve female schooling. We offer evidence from India consistent with our theoretical analysis
The effect of education on the timing of marriage and first conception in Pakistan by Lata Gangadharan( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Two aspects of fertility behaviour in South Africa by Lata Gangadharan( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Dynamic analysis of the evolution of conventions in a public goods experiment with intergenerational advice by Ananish Chaudhuri( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Fertility-mortality interactions in South Africa by Lata Gangadharan( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Determinants of land tenure contracts : theory and evidence from rural India by Ananish Chaudhuri( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Is consumption smooth at the cost of volatile leisure? : an investigation of rural India by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Testing for son preference in South Africa by Lata Gangadharan( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
School dropouts and economic growth : a cross-country analysis by Kausik Chaudhuri( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Resource inflows and household composition : evidence from South African panel data by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Financing smallholder agriculture : an experiment with agent-intermediated microloans in India by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Recent evaluations of traditional microfinance loans have found no significant impacts on borrower incomes or productive activities. We examine whether this can be remedied by (a) modifying loan features to facilitate financing of working capital needs of farmers, and (b) delegating selection of borrowers for individual liability loans to local trader-lender agents incentivized by repayment-based commissions. We conduct a field experiment in West Bengal where this design (called TRAIL) was offered in randomly selected villages. In remaining villages a more traditional design (called GBL) was offered, wherein five-member groups applied for joint liability loans with terms otherwise similar to TRAIL loans. TRAIL loans increased cultivation of potatoes (the major cash crop in the region) and farm incomes by 17--21%, whereas GBL loans had insignificant and highly dispersed effects. We argue this was because TRAIL agents selected borrowers that were low-risk and highly productive, whereas the GBL scheme attracted farmers that were riskier on average and highly heterogeneous in terms of productivity. TRAIL loans also achieved higher repayment and take-up rates, and lower administrative costs
Motives for inter-household transfers in South Africa by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Birth-spacing and child survival : comparative evidence from India and Pakistan by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Social pensions, migration and household composition : evidence from South Africa by Brett Inder( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Investment in child schooling : theory and evidence using data from South Africa by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Communication, advice and beliefs in an experimental public goods game by Ananish Chaudhuri( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The effect of transfers on household expenditure patterns and poverty in South Africa by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Reforms, growth and persistence of gender gap : recent evidence from private school enrolment in India by Pushkar Maitra( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper examines the extent of gender gap in private school enrolment in India, an issue that has not been adequately addressed previously. Results based on individual level unit record data shows that a girl is less likely to be sent to private schools holding other factors constant and controlling for selection into school enrollment, and this disadvantage is particularly higher for younger girls in the family. The extent of gender bias in private school enrolment is double that of overall enrollment. Additionally, irrespective of policy reforms and overall economic growth, female disadvantage in rural private school enrolment appears to have increased over the decade 1993-94 to 2004-05. This can partly be attributed to the declining agricultural output as well as labour force participation rates among rural women over much of this period. Our results have important policy implications at a time when policy makers are eager to explore a potential role for private sector in delivering basic education. -- policy reforms ; economic growth ; private school choice ; gender gap ; India
 
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Alternative Names
Pushkar Maitra economist (Monash University)
Pushkar Maitra Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (Tätig an der Monash Univ., Clayton, Canada; Tätig an der Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., USA; Tätig am Dep. of Economics, Univ. of Sydney, Australia)
Languages
English (70)
German (1)
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