Nazar Khalid

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  • Vyasa, Sangita, Aashish Gupta, Nazar Khalid. 2021. Gender and LPG Use after Government Intervention in Rural North IndiaWorld Development.

    Study Highlights

    • The use of solid fuels for cooking persists in rural north India despite large government subsidies encouraging liquid petroleum gas (LPG) adoption.
    • Using new quantitative and qualitative data, we find that patriarchal gender norms and attitudes encourage the use of solid fuels in this region.
    • These beliefs encourage women to preserve gas, promote work that facilitates the use of solid fuels, and hinder communication about LPG refills.
    • Those that regularly use gas often do so to facilitate the adherence to norms of seclusion that keep women from leaving home to collect solid fuels.
    • Future research and policy interventions should pay careful attention to the gender norms and attitudes that discourage the use of gas.

    Photo credit: World LPG Association

  • Nazar Khalid, Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate Group in Demography (GGD), was awarded the Inaugural Presidential PhD Fellowship. Drawing from the most accomplished and diverse Ph.D. trainees, the 2021 Presidential Ph.D. Fellows come from across the nine schools at Penn that offer Ph.D. programs. Read the announcement in Penn Today.

Ph.D. Student, Demography, University of Pennsylvania
Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellow

M.Phil., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2018
M.A., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2014
B.A., Economics, University of Delhi, 2012

Entered Program: 
2020
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Emily Hannum

Nazar is a second year PhD student in Demography at University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include social stratification, mobility, education, social policy and South Asia. Nazar grew up in the Indian states of Bihar and Maharashtra, and studied Economics at Hindu College and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Nazar is also a research fellow at r.i.c.e, a non-profit research organization which is dedicated to understanding the lives of poor people in India, and to promoting their well-being. With r.i.c.e., he has conducted research on different dimensions of social level wellbeing, including health and well-being of children, social inequality, and sanitation. His work has been published in academic and policy journals.

Nazar Khalid was awarded the Inaugural Presidential PhD Fellowship. Drawing from the most accomplished and diverse Ph.D. trainees, the 2021 Presidential Ph.D. Fellows come from across the nine schools at Penn that offer Ph.D. programs. Read the announcement in Penn Today.

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