Esha Chatterjee’s areas of specialization are in the areas of ‘demography’ and ‘gender, work and family’. During the course of her PhD, she has worked with the ‘India Human Development Survey’ group and has extensive experience in working with survey data. Her dissertation analyzes the determinants of women’s fertility intention, contraception use and subsequent behavior in India.
A second area of interest for her, has been migration. She is working on a couple of projects on internal migration in India. Her paper ‘Physical vs. imagined communities: migration and women’s autonomy in India’ with Dr. Sonalde Desai is forthcoming in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
The third stream of research she interested in, is related to labor force participation. Her paper with Dr. Sonalde Desai and Dr.Reeve Vanneman titled ‘Indian Paradox: Rising Education, Declining Women’s Employment’ has been published in Demographic Research, and it also received the editor’s choice award.
"Determinants of differential regional fertility rates in India: an examination of fertility intention, behavior and the unmet need for contraception":
Key Findings from Dissertation:
Areas of Interest
- Labor Force
- Gender, Work and Family
- Quantitative Methods
- Social Demography
M. PhilEconomics, Jadavpur University, India (2012)
MAEconomics, Jadavpur University, India (2010)
BSEconomics, Calcutta University, India (2008)