- Director of Undergraduate Studies
Areas of interestEmpirical microeconomics, Child health, human capital, and labour, Disease and human capital attainment.
Postgraduate supervisionI am interested in supervising research on intergenerational transmission, child health, gender issues, or wider topics in applied development microeconomics.
BackgroundI have been at the University of Reading since 2011, having previously completed my undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies at the University of Bristol. My primary research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics, with a focus on economics of the household, gender, and health and human capital attainment. My PhD focused on determinants and consequences of poor child health in low income countries.
My subsequent and current research focuses on: Domestic violence - causes and consequences Maternal education, female labour supply, fertility, and child human capital and health Environmental shocks and health/human capital.
Academic qualificationsBsc, Msc, PhD, University of Bristol
- Bhalotra, S. , Kambhampati, U. , Rawlings, S. , Siddique, Z. (2021) Intimate partner violence: the influence of job opportunities for men and women. The World Bank Economic Review , 35 (2). pp. 461-479. ISSN: 0258-6770 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhz030
- Rawlings, S. and Siddique, Z. (2020) Domestic violence and child mortality in the developing world. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics , 82 (4). pp. 723-750. ISSN: 1468-0084 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obes.12357
- Pieters, J. and Rawlings, S. (2020) Parental unemployment and child health in China. Review of Economics of the Household , 18 (1). pp. 207-237. ISSN: 1573-7152 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-019-09457-y
- Rawlings, S. (2016) Gender, race, and heterogeneous effects of epidemic malaria on human capital and income. Economic Development and Cultural Change , 64 (3). pp. 509-543. ISSN: 1539-2988 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/684965
- Bhalotra, S. and Rawlings, S. (2013) Gradients of the intergenerational transmission of health in developing countries. Review of Economics and Statistics , 95 (2). pp. 660-672. ISSN: 1530-9142 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00263
- Bhalotra, S. and Rawlings, S. (2011) Intergenerational persistence in health in developing countries : the penalty of gender inequality?. Journal of Public Economics , 95 (3-4). pp. 286-299. ISSN: 0047-2727 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.10.016