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D Jayaraj
Professor
Madras Institute of Development Studies
79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

E-mail: jayaraj@mids.ac.in

Tel: 0091-44-24412589 / 24419771 Extn: 304; Fax: 0091 - 44 - 24910872

 


Area of Research: Rural Labour Market; Poverty Studies; Demography; and Gender Issues.

Book

(with S. Subramanian) Poverty, Inequality, and Population: Essays in Development and Applied Measurement. Oxford University Press: Delhi. 2010. (Enlarged Paper Back Edition: 2012).


Papers Published / Accepted for Publication

(with S. Subramanian): “The Evolution of Consumption and Wealth Inequality in India: A Quantitative Assessment”, Journal of Globalization and Development, Online: DOI: 10.1515/jgd-2013-0018, November 2013, DE GRUYTER.

“Family Migration in India: ‘Push’ or ‘Pull’ or Both or What?”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 48(42).

(with S. Subramanian) “Economic Inequality in India: Value Free-Measurement”,  Challenge, Vol. 56(4).

(with S. Subranmanian) “On the Inter-Group Inclusiveness of India’s Consumption Expenditure Growth”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 48(10).

(with S. Subramanian) “On the Interpersonal Inclusiveness of India’s Consumption Expenditure Growth”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 47 (45).

 “Factors contributing to the declining trend in sex-differentials in mortality in India: an exploratory analysis”, in T. Lakshmansamy (ed): Population Dynamics and Human Development : Opportunities and Challenges, Vol.I, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2010.

(with S. Subramanian) “A Chakravarty-D’Ambrosio View of Multidimensional Deprivation: Some Estimates for India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 45(6).

(with S. Subramanian) “India’s Household Wealth Distribution Data: A Critical Assessment”, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 3(2).

(with S. Subramanian), “Adjusting Headcount Deprivation for Horizontal and Spatial Inequality: Some Illustrative Examples Using Census Housing Data”, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 2(2).

(with S. Subramanian)The Wellbeing Implications of a Change in the Sex-Ratio of a Population”, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 33(1), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.  

 

 “Exploring the Importance of Excess Female Mortality and Discrimination in “Natality” in Explaining the “Lowness” of the Sex Ratio in India”, The Developing Economies, Vol. 47(2), Wiley-Blackwell.

 

"Factors Contributing to the Declining Trend in Sex Differentials in Mortality in India:   An Exploratory Analysis", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43(32).

 

(with S. Subramanian), “The Distribution of Household Wealth in India”, in: James B. Davies (ed)  Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective, UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics, Oxford University Press, Clarendon, 2008.

 

"Generalised Deprivation and Infant Mortality in Rural India", in K Navaneetham, A.  Dharmalingam and G. Caselli (eds): Poverty, Nutrition and Mortality: A Comparative Perspective, CICRED (Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography), Paris, 2008.

 

(with S.Subramanian) "Out of School and (Probably) in Work: Child Labour and Capability Deprivation in India", Journal of South Asian Development, Vol.2(2), Sage Publications, 2007.

 

(with S.Subramanian) "Comparing the Age Structures of Populations", Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 14(7), Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2007.

 

(with S.Subramanian) “Horizontal and Vertical Inequality: Some Interconnections and Indicators”, Social Indicators Research, Vol.75 (1), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2006.

(with S.Subramanian) “Assessing the ‘Agedness’ of a Population”, Social Indicators Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol 72 (3), July, 2005.

“Social Institutions and the Structural Transformation of the Rural Workforce”, in Barbara Harriss-White and S.Janakarajan (With contributions from Diego Colatei, Susan Erb, Lisa Gold, D Jayaraj, Paul Nillesen, Ruhi Saith and M V Srinivasan): Rural India Facing the 21st Century: Essays on Long Term Village Change and Recent Development Policy in South India, Anthem Publishers, U.K., 2005.

(with S.Subramanian): “Manufacturing Hysteria: On Census-Inspired Nationalism”, The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 39, September, 25, 2004.

(with S.Subramanian) “Women’s Well-being and the Sex Ratio at Birth: Some Suggestive Evidence From India”, Journal Development Studies, Vol.40(5), Frank Cass, U.K., June 2004.

(with S.Subramanian) “Abusing Demography: A Review Article*”, Economic and Political Weekly, March 20, 2004.

*Religious Demography of India, by A.P. Joshi, M.D.Srinivas and J.K. Bajaj,   Centre for Policy Studies: Chennai, 2003. Pp. xxii + 358. Price: Rs.800.

(with S. Subramanian) “Child Labour in Tamilnadu in the 1980s: A Preliminary Account of Its Nature, Extent and Distribution”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 37,  March 9, 2002.

(with S.Subramanian) "Assessing the 'Femaleness' of a Population", Journal of Development Economics, North‑Holland, Vol. 61, 2000.

(with S.Subramanian) "Poverty and Discrimination: Measurement and  Evidence from Rural India", in  S.Subramanian and Barbara Harriss-White  (eds): Illfare in India: Essays in Honour of S. Guhan, Sage Publications, 1999.

(with S. Subramanian) "Poverty‑eradication through Redistributive Taxation", Review of Development and Change, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Jan‑June 1996.

"Determinants of Rural Non‑agricultural Employment", in Pravin Visaria and Rakesh Basant (eds): Non‑Agricultural Employment in India: Trends and Prospects, Sage  Publications 1994.

"Labour Force Participation of Women and Children in Rural India: An Analysis of the Inter‑State Variability", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, April‑June 1994.

"Rural Poverty and Caste Discrimination: Some Preliminary Findings", in Rural Poverty, A Publication of Department of Economics, Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai 1994. 

"Labour force Participation of Women in Rural India", Bulletin, Madras Development Seminar Series, Vol. 24, December 1994.

"Determinants of Rural Non‑agricultural Employment: A Village Level Analysis of the Data for Tamilnadu", in Themes in Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Malcom S.Adiseshiah ed. S.Subramanian, Oxford University Press, Delhi 1992.

"Spatial Pricing Efficiency in Groundnut Markets in Tamilnadu", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Jan‑Mar 1992.


Book Review
 

Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America,  James W McGuire, Cambridge University Press, New York, xviii+406, The Developing Economies, Vol 49, No

“Of Deprived Childhood”, Review of the book, Small Hands in South Asia — Child Labour in Perspective, (eds): G.K. Lieten, Ravi Srivastava and Sukadeo Throat, Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 4753/23, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 695. The Hindu, July 27, 2004.

Fertility Transition in South India, (eds): Christophe Z. Guilmoto and S. Irudaya Rajan, Sage Publications, New Delhi, Rs. 895. Studies in Family Planning, Vol 27, No 4.
 

Project Report

I was part of the team that prepared the project report on "Evaluation of the Tamilnadu Indo-Swiss Sericulture Project", Madras Institute of Development Studies, August 1990.

(with K. Nagaraj and S. Janakarajan) “Socio-Economic Factors Underlying the Growth of Silk Weaving in the Arani Region: A Preliminary Study”, Report Submitted to the Webmeddeley Fund, U.K., 1996.


Working/Discussion Papers/Monograph
 

(with S. Subramanian): “The Evolution of Consumption and Wealth Inequality in India: A Quantitative Assessment”, in Themes in Social Sector Research: The S. Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, Discussion Paper, No. 14.

"Extent, Nature, and Causes of Internal Family Migrations in India: An Exploratory Analysis", in Themes in Social Sector Research: The S. Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, Discussion Paper, No. 13.

(with S. Subramanian) “On the ‘Inclusiveness’ of India’s Consumption Expenditure Growth”, UNU-WIDER, Working Paper No. 2012/57

"Factors Contributing to the Declining Trend in Sex-Differentials in Mortality in India: An Exploratory Analysis", Discussion Paper 10, in: Themes in Social Sector Research The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS.

"Exploring the Importance of Excess Female Mortality and Discrimination in ‘Natality’ in Explaining the 'Lowness' of the Sex Ratio in India", MIDS, Working Paper No. 200.

(with S.Subramanian) “The Distribution of Household Wealth in India”, UNU-WIDER, Research Paper No.2006/116.

(with K. Nagaraj) “Socio-Economic Factors Underlying Growth of Silk-Weaving in the Arni Region-Preliminary Study”, in: Themes in Social Sector Research The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, Monograph No.5, June 2006.

(with S.Subramanian) “Out of School and (Probably) in Work: Child Labour and Capability Deprivation in India, UNU-WIDER, Research Paper No. 2005/55.

(with S. Subramanian) “Comparing the Age Structures of Populations”, Discussion Paper 6, in: Themes in Social Sector Research The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, October 2002.

(with S.Subramanian) “Assessing the ‘Agedness’ of a Population”, Discussion Paper 7, in: Themes in Social Sector Research The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, October 2002.

"The Sex Ratio at Birth and Its Determinants: An Exploratory Analysis", Discussion Paper 5, in: Themes in Social Sector Research The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, September 2001. (Revised and rewritten version of WP 157).

(with S. Subramanian) “Group Affiliation, Externality and the Measurement of Poverty”, Discussion Paper 1, in: Themes in Social Sector Research: The Guhan Memorial Series, MIDS, December 2000.

"Sex Ratio at Birth: An Exploratory Analysis of Its Determinants", MIDS, Working Paper No 157, August 1999.

(with S. Subramanian) “Assessing the ‘Femaleness’ of a Population”, MIDS, Working Paper No 154, July 1998.

(with S. Subramanian) "Caste Discrimination in the Distribution of Consumption Expenditure in India: Theory and Evidence", Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi 110 007, India, Working Paper No: 18, (August 1994). 

"Labour Force Participation of Women and Children in Rural Tamilnadu: An Analysis of Inter-District Variability", MIDS, Working Paper   No.111, January 1993.

(with S.Subramanian) "Poverty-Eradication Through Redistributive Taxation: Some Elementary Considerations", MIDS, Working Paper No.113, June 1993.

"Labour Force Participation of Children in Rural India: An Analysis of the Determinants",  MIDS, Working Paper No 116, November 1993.

(with S. Subramanian) "Child Labour in Tamilnadu: A Preliminary Account of its Nature, Extent and Distribution", MIDS, Working Paper No 151.

"Spatial Pricing Efficiency in Groundnut Markets in Tamilnadu", MIDS, Working Paper No.104, August 1991.

"Determinants of Rural Non-agricultural Employment: A village Level Analysis of the Data for Tamilnadu", MIDS, Working Paper No.91, July 1989.

"Determinants of Rural Non-Agricultural Employment", MIDS, Working Paper No. 90.