Nandita Saikia




Nandita Saikia is a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Austria. She is also an Assistant Professor of Population Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Earlier, she was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economic growth, India. She was Max Planck India fellow at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in 2012-2016. She has received her MPhil and PhD in population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.

Dr Saikia specializes in population health and mortality analysis in low and middle-income countries. Her passion includes teaching and supervising MPhil and PhD students at her University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mortality analysis
  • Socio-economic and regional inequalities in health
  • Disability analysis
  • Quality of demographic data and undocumented immigration
  • Undocumented immigration

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: IIASA
Phone: +43 2236 807 271

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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