Dr. Dhongde’s research interests lie in the complementary areas of income distribution, inequality and poverty. “Eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030” is the first of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. There is a growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty and that there is a significant rise in inequality within countries. Often the policy debate centers on the precise measurement of poverty and inequality, which is where my research interests lie. Dr. Dhongde’s research contributes to this debate by providing a quantitative measurement of poverty, inequality and deprivation across multiple dimensions. Additionally, she has worked on analyzing regional segregation of the poor as well as health disparities in the U.S. Her work has been published in leading economics journals.

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