Upasak Das

University of Manchester

Presidential Fellow

Manchester

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Conditional Cash Transfer for Secondary Education: Impact Assessment of the Kanyashree Program in West Bengal

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Upasak Das and Prasenjit Sarkhel
University of Manchester and University of Kalyani
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Kanyashree, Conditional Cash Transfer, Triple Difference, Synthetic Control

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Solving it correctly: Prevalence and Persistence of Gender Gap in Basic Mathematics in rural India

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2021
Upasak Das and Karan Singhal
University of Manchester and University of Luxembourg
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Mathematics, Gender, Anxiety, Gender Stereotype, IHDS, India

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Does More Schooling Imply Improved Learning? Evidence From a Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in India

Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 2020-045 September 2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Nov 2020
Upasak Das and Prasenjit Sarkhel
University of Manchester and University of Kalyani
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Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Learning Outcomes, Triple Difference, Synthetic Control, Educational Amenities

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Toilet Use is a Descriptive Norm: The Influence of Social Expectations on Toilet Use in Bihar and Tamil Nadu, India

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2022
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Pennsylvania - Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Manchester, University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania
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sanitation, toilet use, behavior change, collective behaviors, norms, India

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Revisiting the Role of Private Schooling on Children Learning Outcomes: Evidence from Rural India

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jun 2017
Karan Singhal and Upasak Das
University of Luxembourg and University of Manchester
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learning outcomes, private schooling, education, IHDS, rural India

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Can the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Reduce Short-Term Migration: Evidence from West Bengal, India

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Upasak Das
University of Manchester
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MGNREGS, migration, bivariate probit, endogeneity, impact, West Bengal

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political connections, political support, MGNREGA, West Bengal

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Rationing and Its Implication on Targeting in India: The Case of the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Jan 2013
Upasak Das
University of Manchester
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Targeting, Rationing, MGNREGS, Bivariate Probit, Tobit, Sample Selection

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The 'Discouraged Worker Effect' in Public Works Programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), University of Manchester, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
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administrative rationing, discouraged worker effect, employment guarantee, India, labor supply, MGNREGA, workfare programs

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Consequences of Patriarchal Kinship System in India: Relationship Between Health Outcomes of Elderly and Share of Daughters

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Jul 2020
Udayan Rathore and Upasak Das
Oxford Policy Management India Private Ltd. and University of Manchester
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Gender discrimination, India, old age

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'What's the worth of a promise? Evaluating the longer-term indirect effects of a programme to reduce early marriage in India'

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Upasak Das and Shreya Biswas
University of Manchester and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Hyderabad Campus
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Education, labour participation, early marriage, conditional cash transfer, dowry, gender norms

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The ‘Discouraged Worker Effect’ in Public Works Programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India

IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 1633
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 May 2017
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), University of Manchester, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
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India; South Asia; Asia; Wages; Labor; Social Protection; Social Safety Net; Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme; Administrative Rationing; Discouraged Worker Effect; Employment Guarantee

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targeting, rationing, NREGS, bivariate probit, tobit, sample selection, West Bengal

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MGNREGA, education, private coaching, tuition, West Bengal, India

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Using Information and Technology to Improve Efficacy of Welfare Programs: Evidence From a Field Experiment in India

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2019
Upasak Das, Amartya Paul and Mohit Sharma
University of Manchester, Centre for Development Studies (CDS) India and Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD)
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information; Welfare program; implementation; randomization; delay of payments; MGNREGS

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Targeting, Rationing, MGNREGA, West Bengal, India

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Looking for Greener Pastures: Examining the Effect of Graduate Politicians on Forest Cover in India

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Dec 2023
Shreya Biswas, Upasak Das and Sandhya Garg
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Hyderabad Campus, University of Manchester and University Enclave - Institute of Economic Growth
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forest cover, educated politicians, close elections, India

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Examining Caste Diversity During COVID-19 Pandemic in India

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Apr 2022
University of Manchester, Oxford Policy Management India Private Ltd. and University of Kalyani
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Social homogeneity, India, Caste, COVID-19 cases, Lockdown

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Using Information and Technology to Improve the Efficacy of Welfare Programmes: Evidence From a Field Experiment in India

Das, Upasak, Paul, Amartya and Sharma, Mohit. (2020) Using information and technology to improve the efficacy of welfare programmes: evidence from a field experiment in India. GDI Working Paper 2020-049. Manchester: The University of Manchester.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Dec 2020
Upasak Das, Amartya Paul and Mohit Sharma
University of Manchester, Centre for Development Studies (CDS) India and Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD)
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Information, welfare programme, implementation, randomisation, delay of payments, MGNREGS

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What's the Worth of a Promise? Evaluating the Long-Term Indirect Effects of a Program to Reduce Early Marriage in India

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 May 2023
Shreya Biswas and Upasak Das
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Hyderabad Campus and University of Manchester
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education, Early Marriage, Conditional Cash Transfer, Dowry, Gender Norms, India

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Towards Conceptualization of a Household Educational Indicator: Incorporating Externalities

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2019
Upasak Das and Udaya S. Mishra
University of Manchester and Center for Development Studies
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Education, Household index, Externality, Proximity, Gender, India

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Moving Away from the Joneses to Move Ahead: Migration, Information Gap and Signalling

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 May 2023
Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, University of Manchester and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
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Conspicuous Consumption, Information Gap, Migration, Kerala, Snobbish behavior, India

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Determinants of Old Age Wage Labor Participation and Supply in India: Changes over the Past Two Decades

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 21 May 2013
Ashish Singh and Upasak Das
Azim Premji University and University of Manchester

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Ageing, older individuals, labor supply, Heckman, IGOANPS, NSS