Dr Asma Hyder is dean and professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She is the recipient of the Fulbright J. William Award for International Understanding at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has been a visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and Carleton University, Canada. Her research focuses broadly on development issues, specifically different labor market issues, wage differentials, schooling, gender, health, and social well-being. Besides working on Pakistan’s social problems, she also studies household behavior and preferences toward child schooling during and after economic and climatic shocks in the world’s extraordinarily vulnerable and poorest societies. Her regional interests include Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.