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D Jayaraj
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.

Papers Published / Accepted for Publication

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

"Generalised Deprivation and Infant Mortality in Rural India", in K Navaneethan, 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, Sage Publications, 2007.

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

(with S.Subramanian) "Horizontal and Vertical Inequality: Some Interconnections and Indicators", Social Indicators Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2006.

(with S.Subramanian) "Assessing the 'Agedness' of a Population", Social Indicators Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 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., 2004.

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

with S.Subramanian) "Abusing Demography: A Review Article*", The 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 XXXVII, No 10, 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. xxiv, No.12, 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.

Selected Working / Discussion Papers and Monographs

(with K. Nagaraj) Socio-Economic Factors Underlying Growth of Silk-Weaving in the Arni Region - A Preliminary Study", S Guhan Memorial Series, Monograph 5, 2006.

(with S. Subramanian): "The Distribution of Household Wealth in India", UNU-WIDER Research Paper RP2006/116, 2006.

(with S. Subramanian): "Out of School and (Probably) in Work: Child Labour and Capability Deprivation in India", UNU-WIDER Research Paper RP2005/55, 2005.

"The Sex Ratio at Birth and its Determinants: an Exploratory Analysis", S. Guhan Memorial Series Discussion Paper 5: MIDS, 2001.

(with S. Subramanian): "Group Affiliation, Externality, and the Measurement of Poverty", S. Guhan Memorial Series Discussion Paper 1: MIDS, 2000.

Work in Progress:

Work is in progress on themes related to: (i) Capability Deprivation in Rural India, (ii) Mortality Differentials, (iii) Infant Mortality,
(iv) "Missing Women", and (v) Development and Declining Sex Ratio.