Congratulations to PhD student, Saswathi Natta, who has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for 2018-2019!
Saswathi's fellowship is for her research on "Family Aspirations for Girls in India: What are motives for Growing Girls' Education?" Saswathi will examine the paradox of increasing female education and decreasing femal labor force participation in India. Her aim is to undesrtand this recent Indian social transformation in families' aspirations and motives for educating their daughters. She hopes that her findings will help inform Indian public policy on how to facilitate female empowerment and labor force participation.