Koyel Sarkar

Koyel Sarkar

Koyel is currently working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the New York University, Abu Dhabi. She has completed her doctorate studies from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Koyel is a social demographer with a background in geography. She uses various statistical tools and cartographic techniques over demographic datasets to address social research questions. Her current research explores the shifting socio-cultural norms pertaining to marriage and fertility in India. She is particularly interested in understanding the pathways to family formation, marriage-fertility linkage, socio-cultural underpinnings and changing gender equity in light of rapidly modernizing society in India and other developing countries. Koyel frequently presents her research work in various international conferences organized by the Population Association of America, International Union for Scientific Study of Population, European Association of Population, Asian Population Association, and others.


New York University, Abu Dhabi


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03 May 2022 | research article

Can status exchanges explain educational hypogamy in India?

Koyel Sarkar

Volume: 46 Article ID: 28
Pages: 809–848
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2022.46.28