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Dr Saswata Ghosh

Dr Saswata GhoshDr Saswata Ghosh was the Sir Ratan Tata Fellow 2014-15 at LSE Asia Research Centre.

Dr Ghosh is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK). He completed his PhD and MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Population Studies in 2006. Prior to that, Dr Ghosh completed the Master of Population Studies (MPS) from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai and Master in Mathematics (MSc) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. While pursuing his PhD, he started his professional research career as Associate Fellow with the Council of Social Development (CSD), New Delhi. Dr Ghosh has also worked with the Population Council, New Delhi as Assistant Programme Officer. Currently he is working on a second demographic transition in Kolkata district of West Bengal, India.

His areas of interest include fertility, family planning, mortality, morbidity, maternal and child health, and nutrition. Other areas of research include field survey methods, demographic estimations and econometric methods. Dr Ghosh teaches demographic estimation, survey methods, and advanced econometric tools at the MPhil level of Development Studies. Four students have obtained MPhil degrees under his supervision. In addition to his contribution to various research projects as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator, he has published a number of research articles in various journals of international repute, which include International Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Biosocial Science, Asian Population Studies, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Genus and Economic and Political Weekly.

Research Interests

  • Fertility and family planning
  • Mortality and morbidity
  • Maternal and child health
  • Nutrition

Selected Publications