Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Saman Nazir

Senior Research Economist

About Me 

Saman Nazir completed her Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in 2019. Her dissertation focused on the rising rates of cesarean section delivery and the paradox of non-exclusive breastfeeding in Pakistan. Her research interests lie in Medical Sociology, Public Health, Stratification, Social Organization, and Gender and Sexuality. She has presented her research at prestigious conferences, including American Sociological Association, Mid-South Sociological Association USA, and Southwestern Social Science Association USA.

Area of Interest

Medical Sociology, Public Health, Demography, Stratification, Social Organization, and Gender and Sexuality

Area of Specialization:
Medical Sociology, Stratification


PhD (2019)
Ph.D. University of North Texas, USA.
M.Sc. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan.

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Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Online Communities, Sense of Belonging and Beyond

January 2024

Building Community & Networks

December 2023

What’s your Degree Worth? Return to Education, Employability, and Upskilling Workforce in Pakistan

April 2023

How do people do health in Pakistan? Understanding Health Related Choices and Healthcare Navigation

August 2022

The Age-Affect Relationship and Potential Consequences for Decision Making

April 2022

Marriage Market in Pakistan Consanguinity, Educational Assortative Mating, and Fertility

March 2022

Burden of Diseases among Elderly in Pakistan

February 2022

The Internal Outsiders: A Standpoint and Intersectional Perspective on Gender and Powerin Organisations

November 2021

The C-section epidemic in Pakistan (P & R Vol.2 Issue 3)

March 2021

The Yardstick of What School Do You Go To? An Estimation of School Socioeconomic Segregation in Urban Pakistan

January 2021

Creativity in Schools: A 21st Century Need (Vol. 59 No.2-2020)

October 2020

Sara Rizvi Jafree (Ed.). The Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health

October 2020

The Yardstick Of What Do You Attend?

September 2020

Creativity In Schools: A 21st Century Need (PIDE Policy Viewpoint 21:2020)

September 2020

The C-Section Epidemic in Pakistan (PIDE Working Papers No. 176)

January 2020

Determinants of Cesarean Deliveries in Pakistan

January 2015

Child Work and Schooling in Pakistan – To What Extent Poverty and Other Demographic and Parental Background Matter?

June 2014

Child Malnutrition and Poverty: The Case of Pakistan

June 2014

Welfare Impact of the Health Intervention in Pakistan: The Case of Lady Health Workers Programme

Child Malnutrition and Poverty: The Case of Pakistan (Paper Series PSDPS : 3)