Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Catholic University of Louvain (Demography); MPhil and MA Jawaharlal Nehru University (Population Studies); BSc Calcutta University (Geography).
Research Areas: Demography of India; Couple formation; Marriage; Lowest-low fertility in developing states; Ethnicity, education and women empowerment.
Koyel is currently exploring contemporary changes in the union-fertility nexus in India, the associated socio-cultural underpinnings and its diversity across geography. Her project proceeds through three research lines; the first line of research studies the spatial associations of lowest-low fertility and its socio economic determinants across Indian districts; the second line of research undertakes an epidemiological approach to analyze whether and how cultural background determines fertility decisions and labor force participation among women in India; and the third line of research studies exogamous marriages (inter-caste, inter-language and inter-religious) in India and their linkages with fertility.