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This study was originally processed, archived, and disseminated by Data Sharing and Demographic Research, a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
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 the data and documentation.
This survey 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