NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "India's Demographic Transition" by Shoibal Chakravarty, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion


“India's Demographic Transition”



Shoibal Chakravarty

Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS


Chairperson:  T S Gopi Rethinaraj, Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS, .         


24th May, 2017, 9.30 am, Lecture Hall, NIAS

Abstract: India, the second most populous country in the world, is likely to achieve the number one spot in two decades. India's future population is of concern, not only in India but to the rest of the world as well. More than half of India's states are already have fertility rates that are below replacement level, and the entire country is likely to be below replacement levels by 2035. This is a remarkable achievement. There is significant diversity in the fertility rates and rates of demographic transition across different states, and this will have important ramifications. This talk will look at the past and the future of India's demographic transition.


About the Speaker: Shoibal Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS, Bangalore. His research interests are in energy and climate policy, energy-economics modelling and modelling uncertainty in energy-climate models, and the study of inequality and energy poverty in the context of climate change.  Before joining NIAS, Shoibal was a Research Associate at the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University from 2006 to 2013. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from Princeton University in 2005, and a B. Tech. in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay in 1998.

All are cordially invited

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For further info, please contact Sangeetha Menon [ or] and D. Suba Chandran [], Coordinators of NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings, and NIAS Discussion Reports.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017