ONLINE STAFF SEMINAR ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.
We usually hold these seminars in person at our institute. However, this seminar will be held online in order to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
*Please refer to the following for details.

Date and Time

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*A question-and-answer session of approximately 15 minutes is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

Participation Fee

Free

Language

English presentation and material(s)

Presenter

Dr. Pramod Kumar Sur, Assistant Professor, AGI

Topic

“The Political Origins of Missing Women”

Abstract

 In the 1990s, Amartya Sen coined the phrase “missing women,” demonstrating a terrible deficit of women in the developing world, and in India alone, about 37 million women are missing. The numbers have increased dramatically since then. For example, in 2017-18, the official statistics projected that about 63 million women were missing in India. What explains such a tragic phenomenon?
 In this paper, I study the political origins of missing women in India. By examining a historical event, I present evidence that a short-term policy implemented by the government can induce significant changes in sex ratios and initiate long-term persistent effects.
 In particular, I examine the draconian forced sterilization policy implemented by the Indian government between 1976 and 1977, under which more than 8 million individuals were sterilized. Using the Census dataset, I document that the policy increased the ratio of boys to girls and a sizable decline in the number of girls. Using Vital Statistics, I demonstrate a plausible mechanism suggesting that the forced sterilization policy led to a sharp rise in infant deaths between 0-7 days.

To Participate

Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
(We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail by Monday, February 14.)

Deadline for Participation Request

Your e-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Monday, February 14.

Leaflet

Staff Seminar on TUES., February 15 [in PDF Format]

TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
Please choose one of the above two methods.
*If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

(1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
*Click Here for How to Download the Application

You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

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You can also download the application from these pages.
・For iPhones and iPads
» Download Zoom Application

・For Android phones
» Download Zoom Application

② We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 15. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

(2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

① We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

② Please click and open the Zoom link between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14.

③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

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④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

【NOTE】

◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with these cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

 

date:2022/01/20
Category:Seminars AGINews

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