India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12 (ICPSR 36151)
The India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12 is a nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 42,152 households in 1,503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. These data are mostly re-interviews of households interviewed for IHDS-I (ICPSR 22626) in 2004-05. Two one-hour interviews in each household covered topics concerning health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, social capital, village infrastructure, wage levels, and panchayat composition. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing and arithmetic tests.
The IHDS-II data are assembled in fourteen datasets:
- Eligible Women
- Birth History
- Medical Staff
- Medical Facilities
- Non Resident
- School Staff
- School Facilities
- Wage and Salary
- Village Panchayat
- Village Respondent
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
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Desai, Sonalde, and Reeve Vanneman. India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12. ICPSR36151-v5. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-08-01. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36151.v5
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36151.v5
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 (R01HD041455, R01HD061408)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: caste, child rearing, education, families, family planning, fertility, gender roles, hospitals, household expenditures, income, infrastructure, marriage, medical care, panchayat, schools, socioeconomic status, wages and salaries
NICHD funded the primary data collection for this project. The IHDS-II dataset was produced by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, and by the University of Maryland.
The India Human Development Survey (IHDS), 2005 is a related data collection, and is available for download as ICPSR 22626.
IHDS-II User Guides and Questionnaires are available for download from the India Human Development Survey Documentation page.
For additional information regarding the India Human Development Survey, please visit the India Human Development Survey Web site.
Sample: All 2004-05 households residing in the same village or urban neighborhood were re-interviewed. When households had divided, all split households were re-interviewed if located in the same village/neighborhood. For some urban PSUs where it was difficult to re-contact sufficient households, additional new households were randomly sampled and interviewed.
The data are not weighted. However, the datasets contain the following weight variables that users may wish to apply for analyses:
- Individual: WT and FWT
- Household: WT, INDWT, FWT, and INDFWT
- Eligible Women: WTEW and FWTEW
- Birth History: WTEW
Weights adjust for differential sampling proportions from rural districts and from urban towns and cities, and for the probability of villages or towns/cities being sampled.
Original ICPSR Release: 2015-06-25
This collection has been updated with four additional datasets and associated documentation files:
Tracking Village Village Panchayat Village Respondent
This collection has been updated with seven additional datasets and associated documentation files:
Birth History Medical Staff Medical Facilities Non Resident School Staff School Facilities Wage and Salary
- 2016-02-15 This collection has been updated with a user guide and revised questionnaires obtained from the India Human Development Survey Documentation page.
- 2015-07-31 This collection has been updated to replace the original deposited data files with ICPSR-curated versions of the Individual, Household, and Eligible Women datasets. Downloadable files now include SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, and ASCII versions of the data files, along with associated setup files and PDF codebooks.
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