Padmini Swaminathan

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Padmini Swaminathan
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Bombay
Academic work
School or traditionFeminist economics

Padmini Swaminathan is an Indian feminist economist. She is the current Chairperson of the Centre for Livelihoods at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad. She has also served as the Director of the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) and held the Chair for Regional Studies of the Reserve Bank of India at MIDS until her retirement in 2011.[1][2][3] Swaminathan studies industrial organization, labour, education and health from a gender perspective.[3]

Published works[edit]

  • "Work and Reproductive Health: A Hobson's Choice for Indian Women?". Economic and Political Weekly. 32 (43): WS53–WS61. 1997. JSTOR 4406008.
  • "Tamil Nadu's Midday Meal Scheme: Where Assumed Benefits Score over Hard Data". Economic and Political Weekly: 4811–4821. 2004. JSTOR 4415741.
  • "Outside the Realm of Protective Labour Legislation: Saga of Unpaid Labour in India". Economic and Political Weekly. XLIV (44). 31 October 2009. JSTOR 25663737.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Padmini Swaminathan". Madras Institute of Development Studies. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Bettering Women's Socioeconomic Status: Still a Long Way to Go". Spark the Magazine. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Padmini Swaminathan". Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

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