Dr  Ruchi Jain

National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
+91 986****407

Address for Communication:
255-C, J&K Pocket, Dilshad Garden- 110095

Nationality: Indian

Academic Qualification

• M.Sc. in Population Studies, 2001, BHU
• M.Phil. in Population Studies, 2003, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
• PhD. in Population Studies, 2013, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai

Position held

Senior Research Analyst at
National Council for Applied Economic Research


• Jain, Ruchi, Sonalde Desai and Reeve Vanneman. “Janani Suraksha Yojana and Declining Socioeconomic Differences in Maternal Care”, NCAER Working Paper (WP20) https://www.ihds.umd.edu/working-papers.

Media Coverage of the paper
This paper got seven media coverage including the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, The Hindu etc.

1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/impact-of-jsy-116112900702_1.html
2. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-witnesses-improvement-in-maternal-healthcare-services/articleshow/55690235.cms
3. http://www.thehindu.com/data/Janani-Suraksha-Yojana-pays-dividends-tudy/article15477844.ece
4. https://twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA/status/785354030952411141
5. http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-225290.html
6. http://www.drishtiias.com/upsc-exam-gs-resources-Impact-of-Janani-Suraksha-Yojana-in-maternal-care
7. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=157975

• Singh, A.K., R K. Sinha and Ruchi, Jain. 2015. “Examining Nonconsensual Sex and Risk of Reproductive Tract Infections and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Married Women” in Djamba, Yanyi K and Kimuna, Sitawa R; edited ‘Gender Based Violence: Perspectives from Africa, the Middle East, and India’: Springer Publication June 2015, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-16670-4_8.

• Singh, Ajay K., R K. Sinha and Ruchi, Jain. 2012. “Reproductive and Sexual Rights of Young Women and their Health Outcome”. Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbuken/Deutshland/November 2012, https://www.amazon.com/Reproductive-Sexual-Rights-Health-Outcome/dp/365900040X.

• Ruchi Jain and Upasana Sharma. 2011. “Complaints: Does anybody actually care” in “Rural Governance and Inclusive Growth: Linkages and Implications”. Gramsurajya. Project Brief No3.

• Debarpita Roy and Ruchi Jain. 2010. “Rural Governance and Inclusive Growth: Linkages and Implications”. Gramsurajya. Project Brief No1.

• Jain Ruchi and Sulabha Parasuraman. 2004. "Maternal Morbidity and Utilization of Antenatal Care Services: A Study of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh”. In: T.K. Roy, M. Guruswamy and P. Arokiasamy (eds.), Population, Health and Development in India. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.

Papers in Progress

• Jain, Charu and Ruchi Jain. “Empirical Investigations on Causes and Implications of Chronic Absenteeism Behavior on Well-being of Primary School Students in India”.

• Ashraf, Reem, Abhinav Motheram, Ruchi Jain, Bijay Chouhan and Santanu Pramanik. “Using Audio-Computer Assisted Self-interview (ACASI) for collecting data on Contraceptive Use: Culturally Responsive Design, Challenges and Key Takeaways”.

• Jain, Ruchi, Abhinav Motheram and Santanu Pramanik.

• Jain, Ruchi, Sumiran Chandra, Santanu Pramanik, Sonalde Desai and Dinesh Tiwari. “Gender differences in risk perception of COVID-19: Evidence from Delhi-NCR”.

• Jain, Ruchi, Santanu Pramanik and Sonalde Desai. “Impact of Janani Suraksha Yojana Program on Child Immunization in India”.


M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D in Demography

Area of Specialization

Fertility, Migration, Family Planning, Women empowerment, gender based violence, quantitative research

Membership of other Professional Associations

• Member of Population Association of America (PAA).
• Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
• Member of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH).

PhD Demographer with over 14 years of successful professional experience in research activities like designing the survey instrument, data collection, data mining, data analysis, interpreting the findings, report and paper writing.