Speaker: Subramaniam Chandrasekhar
Affiliation: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Time: 14:30–15:30 Tokyo time
This webinar will feature the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research’s Subramaniam Chandrasekhar who will present estimates of inequality in India based on the decomposition of household earnings across urban and rural areas. While inequality can be found in urban and rural household earnings, Chandrasekhar will explain how the relative importance of urbanization is heterogenous across states. He will also explore whether inequality is largely due to differences in rates of urbanization or relative differences in urban and rural earnings.
About the Speaker
Subramaniam Chandrasekhar is a professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fred H Bixby Fellow of the Population Council in New York.
Chandrasekhar was a member of a working group of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India that examined the impact of migration on housing, infrastructure, and livelihoods. In addition to studies on internal migration and urbanization, his recent work has focused on household earnings and income inequality in India. He is an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics and Pennsylvania State University.