Anindita Sen

Anindita Sen is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Calcutta and the Co-editor (Managing Editor) of the journal Arthaniti.

Content by Anindita Sen
  • Blog post

    Reducing under-age marriage and school dropout in West Bengal

    Under-age marriage and adolescent school dropout is a serious problem in India. It is most critical in West Bengal, an Eastern state of India, bordering Bangladesh. According to the 2011 Indian Government Census, West Bengal has the highest incidence of child marriage among girls (7.8%), much higher than the national average of 3.7%. It also has a low mean average of years...

    13 Sep 2017 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen

  • Project

    Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India: Justification and evaluation

    Motivation Kanyashree Prakalpa (KP), introduced by Government of West Bengal in 2012 is a unique Conditional Cash Transfer scheme which targets adolescent girls aged 13-19 years and offers a two-tier scholarship of an annual Rs 500 for continuing education (K1) and a one-time payment of Rs 25,000 on completion of 18, conditional upon the girl remaining unmarried AND...

    9 Feb 2016 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen