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Manjistha Banerji


Manjistha Banerji is a social demographer with areas of research broadly encompassing family demography, social change and gender, migration and the labour market and education and development and survey methods. As a Fellow at NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre, she is working on modules that help capture women’s access to resources in large scale surveys. She is also part of a migration study that draws upon a unique migration data (2017) tracking migrants and non- migrants from prior two rounds of India Human Development Survey (2012 and 2005). Prior to joining NCAER, Manjistha worked with ASER Centre where she co- authored the India Early Childhood Education Impact Study (IECEI). 


  • September 2019- Present: Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • May 2018- August 2019: Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • August- December 2015: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Course on Quantitative Research Methods, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  • November 2012- April 2018: Consultant, ASER Centre (Research and Assessment Wing of Pratham Education Foundation)
  • June 2007- December 2011: Graduate Research Assistant- India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Project, University of Maryland, MD, USA



  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2012.
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2008.
  • M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. 1999.
  • B.A. Honors, Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. 1997.


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Human Development