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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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
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
Das, Daisy,  Goswami, Kishor,  Hazarika, Atanu . Who adopts biogas in rural India? Evidence from a nationwide survey. International Journal of Rural Management. 13, (1), 54-70.
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2017
Deshpande, A.,  Ramachandran, R. Dominant or backward?: Political economy of demand for quotas by Jats, Patels, and Marathas. Economic and Political Weekly. 52, (19), 81-90.
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2017
Kulkarni, Vani S.,  Kulkarni, Veena S.,  Gaiha, Raghav . 'Double burden of malnutrition': Reexamining the coexistence of undernutrition and overweight among women in India. International Journal of Health Services. 108-133.
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2017
Mehta, A.R.,  Panneer, S.,  Ghosh-Jerath, S.,  Racine, E.F. . Factors associated with extended breastfeeding in India. Journal of Human Lactation. 33, (1), 140-148.
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2017
Myroniuk, Tyler W.,  Vanneman, Reeve,  Desai, Sonalde . Getting a child through secondary school and to college in India. Sociology of Development. 3, (1), 24-46.
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2017
Roychowdhury, Punarjit . Visible inequality, status competition, and conspicuous consumption: Evidence from rural India. Oxford Economic Papers. 69, (1), 36-54.
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