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Dr Salma Ahmed

Dr Salma Ahmed

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Development
Phone: +61 3 522 78689
Campus: F


A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:

  1. Ahmed, S. & McGillivray, M. (2014). Human capital, discrimination and the gender wage gap in Bangladesh. World Development, (ABDC: A). Forthcoming
  2. Ahmed, S. & Ray, R. (2014). Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh. Demographic Research, (ABDC: A), Vol 30, Article No.4, p.111-150.
  3. Ahmed, S. & Ray, R. (2013). Determinants of pregnancy, and induced and spontaneous abortion in a jointly determined framework: Evidence from a country wide district level household survey in India. Journal of Biosocial Science, (ABDC: A), DOI:, Published online: 18 July 2013. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Ahmed, S. & Maitra, P. (2010). Gender wage discrimination in rural and urban labour markets of Bangladesh. Oxford Development Studies, (ABDC: B) 38(1), 83-112.

University recorded publications

Researcher output profile for Dr Salma Ahmed

Brief Biography

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 2013 and also completed MPhil at the Department of Economics at Monash University in 2008.

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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