India Human Development Survey (IHDS)- II (ICPSR 34480)
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.
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via India Human Development Survey (IHDS)) for details on obtaining these resources.
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
Subject Terms: child care, child rearing, disposable income, education, employment, extended families, family life, fertility, gender roles, health, household composition, marital status
Geographic Coverage: Global, India
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.