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My academic research projects

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- By Deepa Krishnan

These days I am enjoying my forays into academic research. 

Economic Times
The first research project  I did was on the impact of demonetization on families living in slums. It got significant coverage in the Economic Times, trending as Top News on their website. It was also shared by the Prime Minister's office as part of their Report Card. 

The second research project (group photo below) is about the economic rationale for giving legal title to slum families. In this photo, you can see our field researchers are being trained in how to collect data. They are college students, who live in low-income/slum neighbourhoods.
Students who live in different wards of Mumbai
These research projects, are part of my  "Earn while you Learn" scheme for students. I would like to provide them with flexi-time opportunities to earn some income while studying. 

I hope to complete data collection by January; and then hopefully we will produce some sort of draft academic paper by April. 
Staff from Abhyudaya explaining how to fill the form
After the work, the eating :) Our local shop made hot samosas for us