Mehtab S. Karim

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Mehtab S. Karim "is Professor of Demography and Head Population & Reproductive Health Program and The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. By training he is a Sociologist/Demographer. He completed his higher secondary education from the State of Bihar, India; BA Honours (in Sociology, Economics and History), from the University of Karachi, Pakistan; MA in Social Sciences from University of Chicago, USA and; Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University, USA. He worked at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, East-West Centre in Hawaii and has been on the faculty of the Aga Khan University since 1983. While on sabbatical leave from Aga Kahn University he was a Research Fellow at Population Research & Training Centre, Brown University and National Institutes of Health (1990-91); a consultant to the World Bank, infrastructure Division (1991-93); Lead Researcher of UNFPA funded research project on Reproductive Behaviour in Muslim Countries (1996-97) and Senior Associate, Department of population Dynamics, School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University (1996-98).

"One of Professor Karim's main research interests is in the study of migration and he has several publications on the topic. During 1998-99, he was awarded a fellowship by the Asia Research Center, London School of Economics where he completed a monograph on 'Migration between India and Pakistan and its socioeconomic and demographic consequences'. In 2002 he received funding from United Nations to complete a monograph on Migration in Pakistan (both internal and international) based on in-depth analysis of Pakistan's 1998 Census data. In 1986, he co-edited a book on Migration in Pakistan (Vanguard Books) and has published several articles on patterns and consequences of migration in Pakistan. Recently he co-edited a book on "Islam, the State and Population Issues" (in Press, Hearst Publishers, London). His current resarch interest is on Historical and Contemporary Issues related to Migration and socioeconomic and demographic status of Muslims in South Asia." [1]

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  1. Mehtab S. Karim, Columbia University, accessed April 15, 2008.