Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group
Population and Just Societies
BiographySaroja Adhikari is a researcher in the Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group of the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program, where she is working on a case study of Nepal as part of the European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant project, The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing – EmpoweredLifeYears.
She received her master's degree in statistics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal (2018) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Demography. Having taught statistics and business research at the University in Nepal, she joined the Nepalese research NGO, Digital Data System for Development (DDSD), as a data analyst in April 2019.
She is currently working in multidimensional population forecasting, measurement and analysis of sustainable human wellbeing and fertility, and family formation. She is skilled at working with national and international data from a variety of sources, including the United Nations, the World Bank, as well as data from demographic and health surveys, multiple indicator surveys, Eurostat, and the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), among others. She also has good knowledge of and experience with software like R, SPSS, and Excel.
Last update: 07 DEC 2022
Adhikari, S., Lutz, W., & K.C., S. (2023). Rural/urban fertility differentials in the Global South: Is female education the key driver of declining birth rates? IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-23-004