In this session, Dr. Zeba Sathar, Director of Population Council, Pakistan, examines the divergence in Pakistan’s fertility transition from other countries in South Asia. She examines the causes that explain this divergence and its implications for citizen welfare. Dr. Sathar is a leading demographer working on South Asia. Her research interests include demographics, gender, population planning, and child and maternal health. She is the author of the publication Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan.
Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre as part of their Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lectures 2021, the session was moderated by Dr. Hadia Majid and Ms. Maha Rehman.