Abhay Kumar

  • M.A. Geography (Banaras Hindu University)
  • M.Phil. and Ph.D. Population Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Abhay Kumar is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Human Development and his areas of interest are Population and Development. He has been awarded JRF and SRF from UGC in Geography. Abhay’s approach to his research is largely quantitative, empirical and multidisciplinary. His research interests are ageing, age-sex structure, minority development, food security, urban livelihoods, poverty, human development etc. He has undertaken more than a dozen macro and micro research and evaluation projects with significant policy impacts and has published many research papers, books, project reports, mimeographs. He has also presented his research papers in national and international seminars/conferences and has imparted training in several training programmes including the CEC-UGC Doordarshan Vyas channel.

Content by Abhay Kumar
  • Blog post

    Factors determining rural-urban market linkages in India

    Bihar is enjoying increased rural-urban connectivity thanks to infrastructure improvements, fueling demand for goods, services and jobs. The factors influencing market linkages include sourcing inputs, catering to rural consumers, and access to public services. Jhanjharpur, India We were wandering down the main market of Jhanjharpur, a small town in North Bihar in India,...

    14 Nov 2017 | Alakh Sharma, Shreya Sarwagi, Nandita Gupta, Abhay Kumar

  • Project

    Growth, urbanisation, and rural-urban linkages in Bihar

    Urbanization reflects the transition from an agriculture-dependent economy to an industrialized modern economy with concomitant development in infrastructure and access to basic facilities. While urbanization is clearly an outcome of the growth process and industrialization, it also drives the growth process through exchanges of goods, services, labor, capital,...

    10 Dec 2014 | Alakh Sharma, Shreya Sarawgi, Nandita Gupta, Abhay Kumar