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Researcher output profile for Dr Salma Ahmed
Salma Ahmed, post-doctoral research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, is a development economist whose work focuses on gender inequality, child labour, education, health and fertility in developing countries. More specifically, her research focuses on gender inequality in wages and education, the effects of child labour on education and health as well as issues related to determinants of pregnancy and abortion with special focus on India and Bangladesh. She completed her PhD at the Department of Economics at Monash University in 2012 and also completed MPhil at the Department of Economics at Monash University in 2007.
Salma has written several academic papers. She has published a paper on gender inequality, wages and employment in Oxford Development Studies, a reputed development journal. She also has various other papers under review in different peer reviewed journals. Additionally, she has been working on the following research areas: market returns and the gender gap in the demand for tertiary education, trade-off between child labour and schooling: the role of parent's education, and trends over time of the gender wage gap.
Salma Ahmed has been with Deakin University since October, 2012 and is also currently working on the Australian Research Council funded research project entitled "Towards Better Multidimensional Well-being Measurement" at ADRI. The research focuses on developing incisive multidimensional well-being measures and provides new guidance on their use and interpretation. The outcome of the project is assumed to provide new insights that will better inform policies aimed at higher well-being levels. She works on this project with ADRI Professor Mark McGillivray.
Grants and Academic Awards
ADRI research funding support for the project 'Human Capital, Discrimination and the Gender Wage Gap in Bangladesh', January - June 2014 ($4000).
ADRI research funding support for the project 'Gender, Health and Well-being in India and Bangladesh', May - December 2013 ($5000).
Postgraduate Publications Award, Monash Institute of Graduate Research, August - October 30, 2012 ($6012)
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