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Shareen Joshi
Georgetown University
Shareen.Joshi@georgetown.edu

Shareen Joshi has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and a B.A. from Reed College in Mathematics-Economics. She is an Assistant Professor of International Development at Georgetown University's Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. Shareen's research mainly focuses on poverty alleviation and demographic change in the developing world. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of development policies using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. Her recent papers explore the effects of maternal and child health programmes on the well-being of families in Bangladesh and the impact of self-help group participation on the lives of women in rural Rajasthan (India). She is as associate editor of the Journal of South Asian Development. 

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Articles By Shareen Joshi
Ganga pollution cases: Impact on infant mortality
Posted On: 26 Feb 2016

Topics:   Environment , Health

In response to a writ petition against pollution of the river Ganga due to industrial waste, the Supreme Court of India in 1987 mandated the tanneries in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh to either clean up or shut down. This column finds that the ruling resulted in a significant drop in river pollution, which in turn reduced infant mortality in the city.
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How effective is Janani Suraksha Yojana?
Posted On: 18 Dec 2014

Topics:   Health

Janani Suraksha Yojana - India’s safe motherhood programme – provides poor women with a financial incentive for delivering births at health centres and seeking antenatal and postnatal care. This column finds that the programme has had limited success. While women with no formal education and those from rural areas have benefitted disproportionately, the programme has failed to reach the poorest women.
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