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
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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2016
Allendorf, Keera,  Pandian, Roshan K. The decline of arranged marriage? Marital change and continuity in India. Population and Development Review.
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2016
Atkin, D. The caloric costs of culture: Evidence from indian migrants. American Economic Review. 106, (4), 1144-1181.
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2016
Azam, Mehtabul . Income inequality in india 2004-2012: Role of alternative income sources. Economics Bulletin. 36, (2), 1160-1169.
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2016
Basu, A.M.,  Desai, S. Hopes, dreams and anxieties: India's one-child families. Asian Population Studies. 12, (1), 4-27.
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2016
Chakraborty, Tanika,  Bakshi, Shilpi Kapur . English language premium: Evidence from a policy experiment in India. Economics of Education Review. 50, 1-16.
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2016
Chudgar, Amita,  Creed, Benjamin . How are private school enrolment patterns changing across Indian districts with a growth in private school availability?. Oxford Review of Education.
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2016
Dabadge, A.,  Josey, A.,  Sreenivas, A. From LPG connections to use: Realising smokeless kitchens for all. Economic and Political Weekly. 51, (16), 47-50.
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2016
Das, Dhiman . Enrollment, educational expenditures and work among one-parent children in India. Marriage and Family Review. 52, (1-2), 196-215.
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