Dr Salma Ahmed holds M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Monash University in Australia. She is currently based in Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Salma’s primary area of research is development economics. She has worked on a range of topics including child labour, child schooling, women's and child health, gender wage inequality, and gender-related policy. She has several publications including papers in World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Biosocial Science, and Demographic Research.
Quality of governance and welfare outcomes
27 Apr 2016
As the MDGs gave way to the SDGs, considerable attention has been focussed on movements in key welfare indicators for women and children in the past decade. In this context, this column compares India with Bangladesh, and also looks at the relative performance of Indian states. Further, it provides evidence on the strength of association between the quality of governance and welfare outcomes in India.
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