Aashish Gupta, Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate Group of Demography (GGD), and co-authors, Sangita Vyas and Payal Hathi, received the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Award for their paper, "Social Disadvantage, Economic Status, and Life Expectancy in Nine Indian States," at this year's PAA annual meeting. The Dorothy Swaine Thomas award is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables. Watch the recording of the the Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony [time stamp: 4:37]. Congratulations!
Ph.D. Candidate, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Development Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2011
Aashish grew up in India, around the city of Delhi. He completed a 5 year integrated masters of arts in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His research interests are in social inequality (of caste, gender and age), health, environment, demography and social policy.