Erika D Grajeda
PRC Graduate Student Trainee — M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
- E-mail: email@example.com
After completing an MA in Latin American Studies, with a concentration on Social Policy in the region, it became apparent to Erika Grajeda that the development strategies and social policies (i.e. conditional cash transfers) that were being implemented in places like Mexico and Brazil were also being tested in other regions of the developing world like India and Bangladesh. At that point, she became interested in the effectiveness of these policies in such culturally and socially diverse regions. Why had cash transfer programs such as Oportunidades been so effective in Mexico, but failed to yield similar results in India? Had the socioeconomic, demographic and human development indicators of these South Asian countries been taken into account? Such initial queries would then inspire later work in other fields such as property rights, inheritance and gender in South Asia.