Aashish Gupta is a demographer. He holds a Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in development studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Payal is a PhD student in Demography and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Research Fellow at r.i.c.e. Her research interests center on social inequality and health.
Aditi Priya is the founder of Bahujan Economists and is an upcoming graduate student at Brown University.
Life journey of Aashish and Payal
Some eye-opening incidents
Research and challenges in explaining the work they do to friends & fa
Summarizing the sanitization work and is it connected to life expectancy.
Presence of caste in the indicators and other religions.
Sanitation workers and their struggles. The situation in government hospitals
Understanding the research on life expectancy
Hypothesis on why life expectancy is low in Dalits and Adivasis
Changes in life expectancy in each state
Response from academia
Annihilation of Caste
Gender and caste inequality, and their role in persistence of environmental health harms
Why a Dangerous Lack of Hygiene Persists in Government Hospitals
For a Bahujan Economics
Some Key findings by Aashish, Payal, and Aditi
Just out: 2 new descriptive papers on social disadvantage & life expectancy in India
The papers aim to provide a comprehensive account of social inequality in mortality in India (given available data)
For many in India the papers provide documentation of what's obvious
— Aashish Gupta (@aashishg_) April 6, 2022