Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Hailey Nguyen '14

Summer Fellow 2013
Project Title: Dimensions and Determinants of Rising Sex Ratios in South India

This project will study trends in sex ratios of children at birth and ages between 1 and 15 in rural Vellore District India and explore the determinants of sex ratios, including household wealth, caste and village of residence. In addition, this project aims to design household survey modules for the South India Community Study (SICS), in order to gain more insight on gender ideology, fertility preferences and child health and health care utilization.