Monsoons turn students to farm workers

August 3, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – While monsoons can be a boon for Indian farmers, a new study co-authored by a former PSTC-affiliated postdoc, Bryce Millett Steinberg, now the Stephen Robert Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Brown, reveals the rains can be detrimental for school-age children who end up skipping school to help on the farm. A Quartz article cites the study, which shows that children switch from school to productive work during times of higher rainfall.