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Sneha Kumar

Ph.D. Candidate

Sneha Kumar is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Development Sociology. Her research is geographically focused on Southeast and South Asia, and substantively focused on population dynamics, family demography, and social protection. Her current projects examine (1) the dynamics underlying contemporary fertility patterns in Asia; (2) the consequences of declining fertility and population aging for intergenerational caregiving in the region; and (3) how social policies shape and are shaped by changing demographic and family structures in the region.  

Prior to coming to Cornell, Sneha worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Microfinance, Chennai, India. She holds a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in Economics and Economic History, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K. 

Committee Members: 
Lindy Williams (Chair), Development Sociology
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (Minor member), Development Sociology
Daniel Lichter (Minor member), Policy Analysis and Management