Manjistha Banerji

Manjistha Banerji

Fellow

Manjistha Banerji is a Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Her primary areas of research are family demography, social change and gender, migration, education and development and survey methods. At the National Data Innovation Centre at the Council, she is involved with experimentations on different data collection techniques in the Delhi Metropolitan Area, telephonic surveys to assess the impact of the COVID pandemic in Delhi NCR and in questionnaire design for the upcoming round of India Human Development Survey. She completed her PhD in 2012 from the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park.

Journal | Asian Population Studies
Does ‘Love’ make a difference? Marriage choice and post-marriage decision-making power in India
Manjistha Banerji | Ashwini S. Deshpande
2020

Policy Brief | IHDS Website
A Glass Half Full: Changes in Standard of Living since 2012
Manjistha Banerji | Sonalde Desai | Debasis Barik | Dinesh Tiwari | O.P. Sharma
2020

Journal | Indian Growth and Development Review
Inequality in the Labor Market: Lower Perceived Returns among Marginalized Youths and Girls,
M. Banerji and A. Deshpande
2018

Journal | Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
One step forward, two steps back: transitions between home, pre- primary and primary education in rural India
Benjamin Alcott | Manjistha Banerji | Suman Bhattacharjea | Mansi Nanda | Purnima Ramanujan
2018

Journal | Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy
Marriage in People with Epilepsy: A compelling theme for psycho- behavioral research
Gagandeep Singh | Kalyan K. Ganguly | Manjistha Banerji | Renu Addlakha | Urvashi Shah | Manjari Tripathi | Vinod Saxena | Hitant Vohra | Yashoda Wakankar | Meenakshi Sharma | Kurupath Radhakrishnan
2018

Report | The India Early Childhood Education Impact Study
V. Kaul, S. Bhattacharjea, A. B. Chaudhary, P. Ramanujan, M. Banerji and M. Nanda
2017

Journal | Journal of Population Research
Negotiated Identities: Male Migration and Left Behind Wives in India
Sonalde Desai | Manjistha Banerji
2008

Book Chapter | Routledge Publications
Are the Young and the Educated More Likely to Have “Love” than Arranged Marriage? A Study of Autonomy in Partner Choice in India. India’s Social and Economic Transformation in 21st Century, New Delhi
Forthcoming

Book Chapter | Springer Publications
Till what age is “age” relevant? Examining the effect of age on early learning.
M. Banerji and M. Nanda | V. Kaul and S. Bhattacharjea (eds.)
2019

Book Chapter | Springer Publications
Does participation in preschool help children’s early grade learning?
W. Wadhwa, S. Bhattacharjea and M. Banerji| V. Kaul and S. Bhattacharjea (eds.)
2019

Book Chapter | Orient Blackswan
Negotiating Marriage: Examining the Gap between Marriage and Cohabitation in India
Lester Andrist, M. Banerji and S. Desai| R. Kaur and R. Palriwala (eds.)
2013

Opinion | The Economic Times (ET Prime)
Class struggle for students
Manjistha Banerji | Reem Ashraf | Sonalde Desai
February 20, 2021

Opinion | live Mint
Marital choice shapes women’s stay at home
January 19, 2021

OPINION | Pioneer
Marriage by choice or convention?
A. Mehta and M. Banerji
2018

OPINION | The Telegraph
On a downward slope
M. Banerji and A. Deshpande
2018

OPINION | IndiaSpend
Beyond Universal Enrolment in Indian Schools, Low Attendance, High Dropouts
M. Banerji and A. Deshpande
2017

  • Abstract titled “Understanding School Attendance: The missing link in “Schooling for All” accepted at Scientific paper writing competition on Adolescent Transition to Adulthood in India 2020  
     
  • Special Recognition for “Indian Early Childhood Education Impact Study” in the Best of UNICEF Research 2019 awards
     
  • Best Published Article for “One step forward, two steps back: transitions between home, pre- primary and primary education in rural India” from South Asia Special Interest Group of CIES, 2019
     
  • Travel Award, European Conference on South Asian Studies, July 24- July 27, 2018
     
  • 2019: Population Association of America Annual Meeting, RC21 Delhi Conference, 21st Annual Neemrana Conference 
     
  • 2018: European Conference on South Asian Studies 

Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2012.
  • M.A. Sociology University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2008.
  • M.A., Economics Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. 1999.
  • B.A. Honors Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. 1997.

Research Interest

  • Education
  • Human Development
  • Poverty

Work Experience

  • September 2019- Present Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • May 2018- August 2019 Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • August- December 2015 Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Course on Quantitative Research Methods, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  • November 2012- April 2018 Consultant, ASER Centre (Research and Assessment Wing of Pratham Education Foundation)
  • June 2007- December 2011 Graduate Research Assistant- India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Project, University of Maryland, MD, USA