Successful PhD defence by Tanmoy Majilla

On 18 September 2020, Tanmoy Majilla graduated from the International Institute of Social Studies with his thesis 'Essays in Empirical Development Economics'.

In his thesis, Tanmoy examined issues that are pertinent to son preference and labour market entry of young women in South Asia. In four chapters he considers parental allocation of educational resources in India and Pakistan, the motherhood penalty in urban India and the link between this and community gender norms,  the extent to which access to childcare support mitigates the motherhood penalty.

Photos of the graduation

Here are some photos taken of the event which was conducted almost entirely online.

Download the thesis

The full thesis will be available from the ISS Library.

English and Dutch abstracts are available below.

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