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Maitra, Pushkar

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Works: 45 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 227 library holdings
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: HD876, 330
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'Arranged' marriage, co-residence and female schooling a model with evidence from India by Indraneel Dasgupta( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 19 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
Determinants of land tenure contracts : theory and evidence from rural India by Arijit Chaudhuri( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A dynamic analysis of the evolution of conventions in a public goods experiment with intergenerational advice by Ananish Chaudhuri( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Trends in natural resource commodity prices in Australia by Lata Gangadharan( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Resource inflows and household composition : evidence from South African panel data by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
School dropouts and economic growth : a cross-country analysis by Kausik Chaudhuri( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Birth-spacing and child survival : comparative evidence from India and Pakistan by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Social pensions, migration and household composition : evidence from South Africa by Brett Inder( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Communication, advice and beliefs in an experimental public goods game by Ananish Chaudhuri( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Idiosyncratic shocks and efficient risk sharing : an investigation of rural Malawi by Esther Tsafack( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Parental education and child health : evidence from China by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Endogenous power, household expenditure patterns and gender bias by Geoffrey Lancaster( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Age at first birth, health inputs and child mortality : recent evidence from Bangladesh by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Gender bias in nutrient intake : evidence from selected Indian states by Geoffrey Lancaster( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The joint estimation of child participation in schooling and employment : comparative evidence from three continents by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper uses data from Peru, Pakistan and Ghana to simultaneously analyse child labour and child schooling, and compares them between these countries. We use a multinomial logit estimation procedure that analyses the participation and non participation of children in schooling and in employment and, in particular, allows the possibility that a child combines schooling with employment or does neither. We also use an ordered probit estimation procedure based on a ranking of the various child schooling/employment/non schooling/non employment outcomes. The results point to both similarities and striking dissimilarities in the nature of child labour and child schooling between the chosen countries. For example, in Pakistan, but not in Peru, the girl child's ordering of schooling/employment outcomes shows her at a position of extreme disadvantage. Household poverty discourages a child from achieving superior outcomes, but the effect varies markedly across the three countries
Financing smallholder agriculture : an experiment with agent-intermediated microloans in India by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library 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
Does exercise reduce obesity? : evidence from Australia by Pushkar Maitra( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Schooling and educational attainment evidence from Bangladesh by Pushkar Maitra( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reforms, growth and persistence of gender gap : recent evidence from private school enrolment in India by Pushkar Maitra( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 0 libraries 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
 
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