India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Series

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative multi-topic panel survey of households conducted in 1503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. In IHDS-I (ICPSR 22626), two one-hour interviews in each household covered topics concerning health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing, and arithmetic tests. IHDS-II (ICPSR 36151) data are mostly re-interviews of households interviewed for IHDS-I.

The IHDS is a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and the University of Maryland. The goal of IHDS is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in an era of rapid transformation. Additional information about the IHDS project is available on the India Human Development Survey Web site.

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2018
Barik, D.,  Desai, S.,  Vanneman, R. Economic status and adult mortality in India: Is the relationship sensitive to choice of indicators?. World Development. 103, 176-187.
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2017
Ahmad, Nadeem,  Aggarwal, Khushboo . Health shock, catastrophic expenditure and its consequences on welfare of the household engaged in informal sector. Journal of Public Health. 25, (6), 611-624.
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2017
Alacevich, Caterina,  Tarozzi, Alessandro . Child height and intergenerational transmission of health: Evidence from ethnic Indians in England. Economics and Human Biology. 25, 65-84.
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2017
Bijl, David L.,  Bogaart, Patrick W.,  Dekker, Stefan C.,  Stehfest, Elke,  de Vries, Bert J.M.,  van Vuuren, Detlef P. A physically-based model of long-term food demand. Global Environmental Change. 45, 47-62.
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2017
Biswas, Ayantika,  Singh, Shri,  Singh, Rakesh . Linkages between hypertension and coronary heart disease in India: Evidence from India Human Development Survey-2 (2011-2012). Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2, (4),
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2017
Chatterjee, S. Getting girls to schools!-Assessing the Impacts of a targeted program on enrollment and academic performance. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. 17, (1), 2016-0248
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2017
Chatterjee, Sayantani,  Kastor, Anshul . To what extent do couples' pre-marital communications affect their post-marital fertility behaviour in India?. Journal of Biosocial Science.
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2017
Chaurasia, Aalok R. Decomposition of body mass growth into linear and ponderal growth in children with application to India. British Journal of Nutrition. 117, (3), 413-421.
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2017
Coffey, Diane,  Spears, Dean,  Vyas, Sangita . Switching to sanitation: Understanding latrine adoption in a representative panel of rural Indian households. Social Science and Medicine. 188, 41-50.
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2017
Corno, Lucia,  Hildebrandt, Nicole,  Voena, Alessandra . Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments. NBER Working Paper No. 23604. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.
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