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Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services (English)

India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8197 SEP 18, 2017

Das Gupta,Monica; Dasgupta,Rajib; Kugananthan,P.; Rao,Vijayendra; Somanathan,Trikkur V.; Tewari,K.N. Disclosed

“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)

Sex ratios at birth rose sharply in the South Caucasus countries after 1991, but recent data indicate that this trend is turning. What caused this rise, and what can be done to accelerate its normalization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7236 APR 09, 2015

Das Gupta,Monica Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113056 FEB 01, 2014

Knight,John B; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti; Walton,Michael; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.; Das Gupta,Monica; Canuto,Otaviano; Pinto,Brian R.; Prasad,Mona Disclosed

Population, poverty, and climate change (English)

This literature review focuses on the relationships between population, poverty, and climate change. Developed countries are largely responsible for global warming, but the brunt of the fallout will be borne by developing countries in forms such as lower agricultural output, poorer health, and more frequent natural disasters. ... See More +

Journal Article 112511 JAN 06, 2014

Das Gupta,Monica Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: economic development as opportunity equalization; the measurement of educational inequality: achievement and opportunity; economic growth and equality of opportunity; children’s health opportunities and project evaluation: Mexico’s oportunidades program; symposium on conflict and gender : armed conflict, gender, and schooling; short- and long-term impact of violence on education: the case of Timor Leste; education and civil conflict in Nepal; schooling, violent conflict, and gender in Burundi. ... See More +

Publication 113049 JAN 01, 2014

Roemer,John E.; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Gignoux,Jérémie; Peragine,Vito; Palmisano,Flaviana; Brunori,Paolo; Van de gaer,Dirk; Vandenbossche,Joost; Figueroa,José Luis; Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Das Gupta,Monica; Shemyakina,Olga N.; Justino,Patricia; Leone,Marinella; Salardi,Paola; Valente,Christine; Verwimp,Philip; Van Bavel,Jan Disclosed

Symposium on conflict and gender : armed conflict, gender, and schooling (English)

The impact of armed conflict on gender differentials in schooling appears to be highly context-specific, as the review of the literature and the findings from the three studies in this symposium reveal. ... See More +

Journal Article 112401 OCT 14, 2013

Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Das Gupta,Monica; Shemyakina, Olga N. Disclosed

Population, poverty, and climate change (English)

The literature is reviewed on the relationships between population, poverty, and climate change. While developed countries are largely responsible for global warming, the brunt of the fallout will be borne by the developing world, in lower agricultural output, poorer health, and more frequent natural disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6631 OCT 01, 2013

Das Gupta, Monica Disclosed

Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services program be more effective? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services (ICDS) program be more effective? ... See More +

Brief 81371 AUG 14, 2013

Gupta, Monica Das; Lokshin, Michael; Gragnolati, Michele; Ivanschenko, Oleksiy Disclosed

Multisectoral preventive health services in Sri Lanka : lessons for developing countries in providing public goods in health (English)

What can other developing countries learn from Sri Lanka on achieving good health at low cost? While its well-organized medical and maternal-child health services have been documented elsewhere, this paper fills a gap in documenting how it organizes services to reduce the population's exposure to disease -- a pure public good. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6558 AUG 01, 2013

Das Gupta, Monica; Dalpatadu, K. C. S.; Shanmugarajah, C. K.; Herath, H. M. S. S. D. Disclosed

Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview (English)

Violent conflict, a pervasive feature of the recent global landscape, has lasting impacts on human capital, and these impacts are seldom gender neutral. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6371 FEB 01, 2013

Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Casabonne, Ursula; Verwimp, Philip Disclosed

Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview (English)

Violent conflict, a pervasive feature of the recent global landscape, has lasting impacts on human capital, and these impacts are seldom gender neutral. ... See More +

Journal Article 112498 FEB 01, 2013

Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Das Gupta,Monica; Casabonne,Ursula; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Population, poverty, and sustainable development : a review of the evidence (English)

There is a very large but scattered literature debating the economic implications of high fertility. This paper reviews the literature on three themes: (a) Does high fertility affect low-income countries' prospects for economic growth and poverty reduction? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5719 JUN 01, 2011

Das Gupta, Monica; Bongaarts, John; Cleland, John Disclosed

China's marriage market and upcoming challenges for elderly men (English)

Fertility decline has fueled a sharp increase in the proportion of 'missing girls' in China, so an increasing share of males will fail to marry, and will face old age without the support normally provided by wives and children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5351 JUN 01, 2010

Das Gupta, Monica; Ebenstein, Avraham; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings Disclosed

Family systems, political systems, and Asia's 'missing girls' : the construction of son preference and its unraveling (English)

Son preference is known to be found in certain types of cultures, that is patrilineal cultures. But what explains the fact that China, South Korea, and Northwest India manifest such extreme child sex ratios compared with other patrilineal societies? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5148 DEC 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica Disclosed

Gender, poverty, and demography : an overview (English)

Much has been written on gender inequality and how it affects fertility and mortality outcomes as well as economic outcomes. What is not well understood is the role of gender inequality, embedded in the behavior of the family, the market, and society, in mediating the impact of demographic processes on economic outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 77627 NOV 01, 2009

Buvinic, Mayra; Gupta, Monica Das; Casabonne, Ursula Disclosed

How might India's public health systems be strengthened ? (English)

The central government’s policies, though well-intentioned, have inadvertently de-emphasized environmental health and other preventive public health services in India since the 1950s, when it was decided to amalgamate the medical and public health services and to focus public health services largely on single-issue programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5140 NOV 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Shukla, Rajendra; Somanathan, T.V.; Datta, K.K. Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: gender, poverty and demography: an overview, by Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, and Ursula Casabonne; Development, modernization, and childbearing: the role of family sex composition, by Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady; the consequences of the 'missing girls' of China, by Avraham Y. ... See More +

Publication 62999 NOV 01, 2009

Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Casabonne, Ursula; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert; Ebenstein, Avraham Y.; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings; Schultz, T. Paul; Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin; Temple, Jonathan R.W.; Lokshin, Michael; Glinskaya, Elena; Gasmi, Farid; Um, Paul Noumba; Virto, Laura Recuero Disclosed

How to improve public health systems : lessons from Tamil Nadu (English)

Public health systems in India have weakened since the 1950s, after central decisions to amalgamate the medical and public health services, and to focus public health work largely on single-issue programs - instead of on strengthening public health systems’ broad capacity to reduce exposure to disease. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5073 OCT 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Desikachari, B.R.; Somanathan, T.V.; Padmanaban, P. Disclosed

How can donors help build global public goods in health ? (English)

Aid to developing countries has largely neglected the population-wide health services that are core to communicable disease control in the developed world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4907 APR 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Gostin, Lawrence Disclosed

Is there an incipient turnaround in Asia's "missing girls" phenomenon ? (English)

The apparently inexorable rise in the proportion of "missing girls" in much of East and South Asia has attracted much attention amongst researchers and policy-makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4846 FEB 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Chung, Woojin; Shuzhuo, Li Disclosed

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Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 WPS8197 Policy Research Working Paper
“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)
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APR 09, 2015 WPS7236 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 113056 Publication
Population, poverty, and climate change (English)
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JAN 06, 2014 112511 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 28 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113049 Publication
Symposium on conflict and gender : armed conflict, gender, and schooling (English)
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OCT 14, 2013 112401 Journal Article
Population, poverty, and climate change (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6631 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services program be more effective? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81371 Brief
Multisectoral preventive health services in Sri Lanka : lessons for developing countries in providing public goods in health (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6558 Policy Research Working Paper
Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6371 Policy Research Working Paper
Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 112498 Journal Article
Population, poverty, and sustainable development : a review of the evidence (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5719 Policy Research Working Paper
China's marriage market and upcoming challenges for elderly men (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5351 Policy Research Working Paper
Family systems, political systems, and Asia's 'missing girls' : the construction of son preference and its unraveling (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5148 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender, poverty, and demography : an overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 77627 Journal Article
How might India's public health systems be strengthened ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5140 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62999 Publication
How to improve public health systems : lessons from Tamil Nadu (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2009 WPS5073 Policy Research Working Paper
How can donors help build global public goods in health ? (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2009 WPS4907 Policy Research Working Paper
Is there an incipient turnaround in Asia's "missing girls" phenomenon ? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2009 WPS4846 Policy Research Working Paper