The state of obesity in India
Obesity is closely related to where in the "nutritional transition" a family is. Surprisingly, the relationship between the two is a bell curve, not a straight line.
The design of Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes in India
A recent paper by von Haaren and Klonner compares two different conditional cash transfer (CCT) schemes being offered by the
The Kingdon Framework: Part 1
A deep dive into Kingdon's America-centric framework of policymaking, starting with the elements of policymaking present within the Executive and Capitol Hill.
A cyclical service delivery cascade in the context of HIV
How does changing one tiny bit of a service delivery cascade change the way we think about it? Plus the cost-effectiveness of gene therapies, consumer trust in storing health data, and nudging old people to write advance directives for EOL care.
Weekly Roundup: Sex differences in Partner Selection
Plus resource allocation in a pandemic, using Twitter to crowdsource symptoms, the relationship between being indebted and subjective well-being, and improving a hospital's public quality metrics.
Weekly roundup: The NHS needs to be restructured, combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and screening for Gastric Cancer
In this week we take a look at how the Lancet believes the NHS should be restructured, ways of combating vaccine hesitancy, the effect of parental deprivation on the cardiovascular risks of children, and screening for gastric cancer.
The Right to Health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Right to Health is an important legal concept. But does it actually make a difference when the time comes?
The Inverse Care Law
Socially disadvantaged people get less healthcare than socially advantaged people despite all the efforts to the contrary. Why is this? The Inverse Care Law forms the basis of a framework for getting some answers. But that just brings us to another question. What can we do about it?
Social Health and Rural Populations
The effect of social health insurance is often thought to be universally positive. The results, however, are mixed at best.
COVID-19 may have led to a decrease in worldwide inequality
Prevailing wisdom says that income inequality has increased due to COVID-19. But has it? A new working paper by Angus Deaton argues exactly the opposite: inequality has actually decreased. But only if one takes China out of the picture.