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T.V. Sekher

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

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Nationalité: Inde
Sexe: M

Membre depuis: 2017
N° de membre : 21557
Membership Type: Cotisation Normale

Domaines de recherche: Demographie, Population et développement, Sociologie , Gender Studies

Spécialisations: Vieillissement, Enfance et jeunesse, Education et scolarisation, Familles et ménages, Fécondité, Differenties des rôles par genre, Démographie historique, Mariage, Divorce et unions consensuelles, Politiques et éthique, Population et développement, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography, Vulnerability and Human Rights

Régions du monde étudiées: Asie du Sud

Education: Ph.D , 1994 , ISEC and Bangalore University, India , Démographie

Langues de travail: Anglais , Malayalam , Hindi

Membres d'autres associations d'études de la population: Asian Population Association (APA), Population Association of America (PAA) , Indian Association for the Study of Population, Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH)

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Dr. T.V. Sekher is Professor at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Trained in Demography and Sociology, his areas of research interests are social demography, gender issues,public health, and population ageing. Dr. Sekher was a Visiting Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre of UCL, London, Maison de Sciences la Homme, Paris, Oxford Brookes University,UK and Lund University in Sweden. He was a Fulbright Senior Fellow at Cornell University, USA. He is one of the Co-Principal Investigators of the studies undertaken by IIPS- District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3 & 4) for the Indian Ministry of Health, Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE-India, sponsored by WHO), Longitudinal Ageing Study in India-LASI (with Harvard School of Public Health and USC) and PI of the study-Conditional Cash Transfers and promotion of girl children (sponsored by UNFPA).  He has authored and edited nine books, and has more than 70 research articles in national and international journals.


 ”Rural Demography of India” T.V.  Sekher, chapter  in L.J.Kulcsar and K.J.Curtis (Eds.) International Handbook of Rural Demography,  Springer, New York and London, 2012. 

 “Social networks, family, and care giving among older adults in India”. Berkman, L., Sekher, T.V., Capistrant, B., and Zheng, Y.  In J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar ( Eds.) Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Committee on Population, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012 

Unwanted Daughters: Gender Discrimination in Modern India (Eds.) T.V.Sekher  and Neelambar Hatti, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2009.

 “Disappearing Daughters and Intensification of Gender Bias: Evidence from Two Village Studies in South India”, T.V.Sekher and N. Hatti,  Sociological Bulletin, Vol.59 (1), 2010.

“Can Career-minded Young Women Reverse Gender Discrimination? A View from Bangalore‟s High-tech Sector”,  Alice W Clark and T.V.Sekher,   Gender, Technology and Development (Sage), Vol. 11 (3), 2007.

Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States-1850 to 1950,  W. Ernst, B. Pati and T.V. Sekher, Routledge, London and New York, 2017.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Fulbright Senior Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. (2016-17)
General Secretary, Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health ( IASSH)-2014-2017
Indo-French Academic Exchange Fellow, Maison de Sciences la Homme, Paris, 2003
Visiting Fellow, Oxford Brookes University and Wellcome Trust, UK, 2009
Visiting Fellow, Lund University, Sweden, 2005
Managing Editor, Demography India journal- 2011 to 2015
Consultant to UNFPA and Unicef, India to Review CCT programs for Children (2010, 2015)
Joint Secretary, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). 2011-2015
Member, IUSSP Scientific Panel on Family Demography and Family Law ( 2017-2018)
Member, Technical Advisory Committee, India Youth Development Report-2017, Govt. of India

Bourses de recherche:
Wellcome Trust Research Grant -2008-2011-History of Health and Medicine in Princely India (PI)
Swedish Research Council Grant- 2004-2006- Sex Ratio and Gender discrimination in India (PI)
UNFPA- 2010-2015- Conditional cash transfers ( CCTs) and promotion of girl children in India (PI)
Ford Foundation - Functional Review of Health Services in Karnataka, India, 2001-02 (PI)
World Bank- Restructuring Public Health Services at District level in Karnataka, India, 2003-05 ( Co-PI)
Govt. of India and NIH-Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI), jointly by IIPS, HSPH and USC -2015-2019 (Co-PI)
World Health Organization, Geneva - Study of Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE-India)-2015-2018 (Co-PI)