PU professor gets ICSSR major research project
Research project proposes to assess quality of life of transgender persons
Chandigarh: Dr. Gulshan Kumar, Professor of Economics at University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been granted a Major Research Project titled, “Assessing Quality of Life of Transgenders in India: A Case Study of Tricity (Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula)” of 9 Lakhs rupees by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.
The research project proposes to assess the quality of life of transgender persons and endeavours to work out their dependence level on various socio-economic conditions prevalent in this region. Perceptions of the people in this area about Transgender persons will also be recorded. To dig out various causes of the problems being faced by Transgender persons, present socio-legal status of Transgender persons in India in historical perspective will be examined with a view to suggest various policy measures and changes. Moreover, gender specific difference in earnings of transgender persons with in Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual (LGB) Community will be analyzed.
This research project is having societal relevance as it aims to reveal the root cause of the apathy towards the transgender community by examining the society perceptions and will help policy makers in future planning for their welfare and upliftment. And accordingly, social awareness and sensitization programmes may be re-framed or re-structured in accordance with the findings. Recommendations of the study will enable the transgender persons in getting their due position in society. The research findings will set the ball in right direction to go ahead for the formulation of apt policies for upliftment of transgender community in the nation.