Ridhi Kashyap

Associate Professor of Social Demography

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Demography, Migration.

Email: Ridhi Kashyap

Office: Department of Sociology
Manor Road Building
Manor Road

Website: Personal Website

Further Links: College profile

Gender and Demographic Change

My dissertation research examines the fertility and mortality dynamics of son preference, and the macro-level sex ratio imbalances at birth and childhood in populations these dynamics give rise to. In extensions of this work, I examine the implications of the female demographic deficit combined with female educational expansion for future population dynamics, such as marriage patterns.

Ethnicity, Religiosity and Migration

In this strand of research, I study the demographic characteristics and social behaviours and attitudes of ethnic minorities in Britain. I have also studied the demographic determinants and generational variations in religiosity and social attitudes among Muslim communities in Britain, and compared religiosity among different ethnic groups.


In ongoing work, I am interested in studying patterns of health and mortality in different parts of the world. In my dissertation, I focus on the sex-differentials in infant and child mortality in a global perspective. Other ongoing projects look at longevity and lifespan variation in the industrialized world. In policy-oriented research, I have worked on projects examining access to healthcare, and investments by international organizations in advanced medical technologies in different parts of the developing world.

Demographic Analysis for MPhil in Sociology and Demography