Arijita Dutta

Dr Arijita Dutta is an Associate Professor in Economics in Calcutta University and co-editor of in-house journal Arthaniti. She completed her master’s degree from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and PhD from University of Calcutta. Her research interest is Health Economics, Quantitative Development Economics and Econometrics. Ms Dutta has a number of publications in National and International Journals to her credit and has completed many research projects. She has been closely associated with health policy making of the state of West Bengal and has published a number of policy documents on health care in West Bengal. She has taught in a number of European Universities and has been a visiting researcher at UNU Merit, Maastricht, the Netherlands in 2014.

Content by Arijita Dutta
  • Project

    Child marriage in Bihar: The role of insecurity and migration

    According to the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4, 2015-16) data, 39.1% of women in India within the age-group of 20-24 years are married before 18 years. In Bihar, the problem is much more acute with 42.5% of the girls in this age group having been married before 18. Though over the years the situation has improved in the state, some worrying statistics show...

    14 Jul 2020 | Anindita Sen, Arijita Dutta

  • 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