Institute for Social and Economic Change



 Lekha Subaiya




Associate Professor and Head, Population Research Center

Area of Specialisation
  • Demography and Stratification

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
    Dissertation: The Role of Elder’s Resources in the Receipt of Family Support in Matlab, Bangladesh

Selected Publications


  • Subaiya, Lekha and Kiersten Johnson. (2008) What’s in the gap?  Factors associated with the interval between age at first sex and age at first marriage in Cameroon and their implications for reproductive health and women’s empowerment, DHS Working Paper 2008 No. 43, Macro International, Calverton, MD, USA.

  • Subaiya, Lekha. (2008) Internal migration and use of reproductive and child health services in Peru, DHS Working Paper 2008 No. 38, Macro International, Calverton, MD, USA.

  • Kishor, Sunita and Lekha Subaiya. (Forthcoming) Understanding women’s empowerment: A comparative analysis of DHS data, DHS Comparative Report, Macro International, Calverton.           

  • Subaiya, Lekha and Shea O. Rutsetein. (Forthcoming) Why wait?  Factors associated with women’s preferred birth intervals, DHS Working Paper, Macro International, Calverton, MD, USA.

  • Kishor, Sunita and Lekha Subaiya (2005) Household decision making as empowerment:  A methodological view, Paper prepared for presentation at the 2005 meeting of the International Union of the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Tours, France. 

  • Bianchi, Suzanne M., Lekha Subaiya and Joan Kahn. (1999) The gender gap in the economic well-being of non-resident fathers and custodial mothers, Demography, May 1999, 36(2)


  • William and Flora Hewlett Demography Traineeship, 1995-1998, 2000-2002

  • Population Reference Bureau, Policy Communications Fellow, 2001-2002            

Dr. Lekha Subaiya
Associate Professor
and Head
Population Research Centre

Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office  080-23215468, 2321
Fax : 080-23217008


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