Neerad is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Research Assistant with the India Human Development Survey. Neerad has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Before enrolling in the PhD program, he spent several years collecting and analyzing large-scale survey data in South Asia in private sector and with think tanks. He has worked on a variety of topics such as employment, health, and migration. Most recently he worked with the National Data Innovation Centre in New Delhi, India to conduct experiments to improve the quality of survey data. His areas of interest include, gender and work, families, and survey methodology.


  • BS
    Economics, Symbiosis International University, 2013
  • MA
    Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2015



Neerad Deshmukh
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