Bhanu Bhatia


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Bhanu Bhatia is a Lecturer in the College of Business and Law specialising in Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Macquarie University and Economic (Honours) from Adelaide University. She is interested in teaching Economic Theory. Her research focusses on inequality incorporating gender, microfinance, diffusion, social capital and health. Challenging the traditional theoretical boundaries of economics and sociology, her work combines standard econometric techniques with social networks analysis and Geographic Information Systems to focus on answering big questions with quantitative tools.

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Bangladesh Social Sciences
social network Social Sciences
network analysis Social Sciences
family planning Social Sciences
health Social Sciences
social capital Social Sciences
fertility Social Sciences
communication Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

Do men discuss birth control? A social network analysis in Bangladesh

Bhatia, B., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Social Structure. 20, 2, p. 1-19 20 p.

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Open Access
network analysis
family planning
social network

Gendered patterning of relationships: Insights from reproductive health networks in Bangladesh

Bhatia, B. & Salignac, F., 2018, In : International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 38, 5-6, p. 360-377 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social capital
social network
socioeconomic position