Principal Investigator(s): Desai, Sonalde, University of Maryland. Sociology Department
The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 41,554 households in 1503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. Two one-hour interviews in each household covered health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing and arithmetic tests. Village, school, and medical facility interviews are also available. Fieldwork for IHDS-I began in November 2004 and was completed by October 2005. This project, IHDS-II, fielded in 2011-2012, represents the second wave. The households were re-interviewed to examine changes in the well-being of Indian households in an era of rapid economic growth. IHDS-II also adds an interview with young people aged 15-18 to examine the process of transition to adulthood in India.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at India Human Development Survey (IHDS).
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34480.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Scope of Study
Data Collection Notes:
The IHDS-II data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should go to the IHDS Web site to learn how they can access the data and documentation.
Please note that IHDS-I data is available from DSDR through ICPSR study 22626.
Original ICPSR Release: 2012-11-20