Workshop 2: Using Survey Data to Understand Social and Geographical Mobility

Workshop 2:  Using Survey Data to Understand Social and Geographical Mobility

 Coordinator:

  • Dr Christophe Jalil Nordman – Economist (IRD, DIAL and IFP, Pondicherry)

Invited Tutors:

  • Prof. Aswhini Deshpande – Economist (Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi)
  • Dr Véronique Gille – Economist (IRD, DIAL, France)
  • Prof. Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay – Economist (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)
  • Dr Jean-Noël Senne – Economist (Université Paris-Sud, France)

Argument-purpose: Social and geographical mobility is of growing interest to policy makers and economists and is an expending research field. Economists usually use survey data to understand the determinants and the extent of social and geographical mobility. The analysis of data on social and geographical mobility requires the mobilization of specific knowledge.

In this proposed workshop, trainees will be introduced to the state-of-the-art in social and geographical mobility. The main objective of the course is to review what we know about mobility and what the open questions in this field are. At the end of the course the students will have understood what still needs to be done in this field, as well as the limitations of survey data to study these questions and how to overcome them.

The course will be spread over three days. It will combine interactive lecture sessions and tutorials. In the lecture sessions students will be exposed to the research frontier in the field of social and geographical mobility. In the tutorial they will be using the statistical software STATA to analyse survey data on social and geographical mobility. The empirical application will be using the longitudinal village level study from Palanpur (India).

 Workshop Schedule:

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29    
09:00-9:30 Opening speech

Introduction and objectives of the workshop

Presentation of participants

09:30-12:30 Lecture 1 – What do we know about social mobility in India?                                   
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Lecture 1 – What do we know about social mobility in India? (continued)           
12:30-14:00 Lunch                                                                                  
14:00-15:00 Lecture 2  –  Overview of survey challenges
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-17:00 Lecture 2  –  Presentation of the dataset
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
09:00-11:00 Lecture 3 – Analysing social mobility in the data                                                             
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Lecture 3 – Analysing social mobility in the data: application using STATA
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Lecture 4 – The determinants of migration
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-17:00 Lecture 4 – The determinants of migration: application using STATA
DAY 3 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
09:00-11:00 Lecture 5 – The determinants of migration (continued)                                                
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Lecture 5 – The determinants of migration: application using STATA                     
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Preparation of the restitution by participants
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-18:00 Preparation of the restitution by participants (continued)
DAY 4 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
  Group work restitution

Discussion of the results and the workshops

 

 


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