Completed Projects
Last updated on 16 Aug, 2015

1Reciprocal Relationships between Population and the Environment: 1995-2012

The study investigated the reciprocal relationships between population change and environmental change. Specifically, this study aimed to understand the extent marriage timing, household fission, childbearing, and migration influence land use, and flora diversity and vice-versa; to understand the extent agricultural and consumption patterns link population processes to environmental outcomes; and to understand the extent the observed relationships between population processes and the environment are produced by exogenous changes in the social, economic and institutional context. The study area of the project was Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

2. Ideational Influences on Marriage and Child-Bearing: 2008-2013

This study was designed to investigate the influence of ideational factors on family life in Nepal with five specific aims:

(1) to examine how ideational factors influence marriage behavior, focusing primarily on the transition into first marital union;

(2) to investigate how ideational factors intersect with socioeconomic structures to influence entrance into marriage;

(3) to study how ideational factors influence fertility, considering both childbearing and the use of contraception;

(4) to examine the ways in which ideational, social, and economic structures intersect and combine to influence contraception and childbearing;

(5) to examine how these ideational influences vary by both gender and age and also examine husband-wife dynamics in fertility decisions. The study was conducted in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/research/project-detail/34544

 

3. Menstruation and Education: 2006-2008

The study aimed to understand the impact of menstruation on the educational achievements of girls in school through either lack of access to sanitary products or through cultural norms and local practices during menstruation. The study was administered in ….andChitwan districts of Nepal.

 

4. Innovative Methods for Obtaining Survey Data from Migrants: 2010-2013

The purpose of this study was to create and evaluate new and innovative procedures for collecting data from individuals and families in one area and linking that information to individuals and families who have migrated from that area to other places around the world. The study was administered among the respondents from Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal and followed up the respondents in their destination migration places within the country and abroad.

 

5. Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans: 2009-2011

This study aimed to enhance understanding of the factors that influence population mobility and focused on conceptualizing and identifying various predictors of out-migration from the Chitwan Valley including environmental degradation, technological changes, and armed conflict. The study was administered in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal and in surrounding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

 

6. Selective Migration and Macro Demographic Consequences of Armed Conflict and Climate-Related Disasters: 2013-2015

This study aims to investigate the consequences of income diversification on household livelihood strategy particularly on migration in a predominantly agricultural setting. The study setting of the project was Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

7. Innovation in the Measurement of Community Contextual Features: 2013-2015

The study aimed:

a) to design an innovative computer assisted interview (CAI) instrument for collecting neighborhood context and activity space data that can easily be used by both interviewers and respondents;

b) to formally compare the quality of data collected using our CAI instrument to data collected using a standard paper-based instrument; and

c) to demonstrate how these data can be used to advance knowledge. The study was conducted in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

8. Impact Evaluation of Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Interventions for Health Facility Operations and Management Committees in Nepal- Baseline Study: 2014

This study was conducted to evaluate an intervention that seeks to increase women's and disadvantaged group's use of health services through strengthening capacity within Health Facility and Operations Management Committees (HFOMCs) to address gender equality and social inclusion for quality health services in the intervention districts- Baglung, Syangja and Parbat (control) of western region of Nepal.

 

9. Understanding the Connections Among Genes, Environment, Family Processes And Mental Health: 2015-2016 

The study aimed to understand the connections of the stress developed in the individuals with their genetic composition and the social and natural environment in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

10. Income, Household Diversification & Migration During Contextual Changes: 2014-2015

This study aims to investigate the consequences of income diversification on household livelihood strategy particularly on migration in a predominantly agricultural setting. The study setting of the project was Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

11. Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) Collaborative Research and Training in Social Context, Population Processes, and Environmental Change: 2007-2014

 

12. Marital Processes, Husband-Wife Relationships and Fertility Limitation: 2009

 

13. Elderly Health and Wellbeing: 1998, 2006

 

14. Armed Conflict, Family Change, and Mental Health: 2009, 2016

(EFFECT OF CONFLICT ON CIVILIAN LIFE IN CHITWAN (2009))

The study was conducted to understand the effects of the conflict on the Civilian Life in Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

15. HIV/AIDS and Later Life Health and Wellbeing: 2009

 

16. Developmental Idealism and Family Dynamics Study: 2003

The pilot project aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of the research protocols and data for measuring developmental idealism. The study was carried out in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

17. Marital Dynamics: 2004-2005

 

18. Tiger-Human Interaction Study: 2010

 

19. Fuelwood Consumption Survey: 2009

 

20. Ecosystem Services and Population Change: 2010

 

21. Impact of Mikaniamicrantha on Natural Forest: 2011

 

22. Marital Relationship Dynamics: 2012

 

23. Documenting Distribution and Trends of Developmental Idealism in Nepali Textbooks: 2012

 

24. Measurement of Remittance Use in a Remittance Dependent Economy: 2012

 

25. Arsenic in Groundwater: 2004

 

26. Religious Life in Chitwan: 2007

Objective?? The pilot study was conducted in 2008-09 in Om Shanti, a spiritual centre in Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

27. Nutrition Study: 2014

 

28. Incentivizing Health Volunteers to Reach Out to Disadvantage Group: 2015

 

29. Modular Design Approach to Survey Data Collection: 2013

 

30. Remittance from an Absent Husband: the Effect of International Labor Migration to the Persian Gulf on Family Dynamics and Consumption in Chitwan Nepal: 2014

The study intended to understand how remittances and an absent husband lead to changes in women's socioeconomic position and subsequent changes in consumption, including land use, land cover, and energy use. The study was conducted in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal and followed respondents in Qatar.

http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/research/project-detail/35865

 

30. Call Detail Record: Use of Mobile Phone: 2015

 

31. Chitwan Healthy Ageing Project: 1998-1999

The study was conducted to pretest physical functioning, chronic health conditions, lifestyle behaviors, health care utilization, depression, personal control, and cognition through interviews with older adults in Chitwan Valley of Nepal.

 

32. Investigation of Indoor Solid Fuel and Kerosene Use as Tuberculosis Risk Factors: 2012-2016

This study concerns the intersection of two of the world’s major health and environmental problems: tuberculosis and indoor air pollution. The study aims to understand if kerosene use, either in stoves or lamps, is a strong pulmonary TB disease risk factor. The study area includes Kaski and its surrounding districts of Nepal. READ MORE

 

33. Impact Evaluation of Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Interventions for Health Facility Operations and Management Committees (HFOMCs) in Nepal: 2014-2016

The aim of this impact evaluation is to understand the value-add of the capacity strengthening intervention for HFOMCs on household and community level health outcomes as well as health care utilization of women and children under two years old in, Baglung, Syangja and Parbat districts of Nepal.  READ MORE

 

34. Innovation in the Measurement of Community Contextual Features: 2013-2016

The project aims to develop and investigate new tool to improve measurement methods of community context data for investigators who collect neighborhood context and activity space data. The focus area of the study is Western ChitwanValley.READ MORE