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

India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12 (ICPSR 36151)

Principal Investigator(s): Desai, Sonalde, University of Maryland, and National Council of Applied Economic Research; Vanneman, Reeve, University of Maryland

Summary:

A Data Guide for this study is available as a web page and for download. 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:

  1. Individual
  2. Household
  3. Eligible Women
  4. Birth History
  5. Medical Staff
  6. Medical Facilities
  7. Non Resident
  8. School Staff
  9. School Facilities
  10. Wage and Salary
  11. Tracking
  12. Village
  13. Village Panchayat
  14. Village Respondent

Series: India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Series

Access Notes

  • 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.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Individual - Download All Files (891.57 MB) large file
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DS2:  Household - Download All Files (495.204 MB) large file
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DS3:  Eligible Women - Download All Files (265.314 MB) large file
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DS4:  Birth History - Download All Files (44.678 MB)
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DS5:  Medical Staff - Download All Files (8.486 MB)
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DS6:  Medical Facilities - Download All Files (11.173 MB)
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DS7:  Non Resident - Download All Files (7.115 MB)
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DS8:  School Staff - Download All Files (10.316 MB)
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DS9:  School Facilities - Download All Files (11.42 MB)
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DS10:  Wage and Salary - Download All Files (29.491 MB)
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DS11:  Tracking - Download All Files (133.425 MB)
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DS12:  Village - Download All Files (37.518 MB)
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DS13:  Village Panchayat - Download All Files (7.075 MB)
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DS14:  Village Respondent - Download All Files (5.148 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36151.v5

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36151.v5

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Funding

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)

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

Smallest Geographic Unit:    district

Geographic Coverage:    Global, India

Time Period:   

  • 2011--2012

Date of Collection:   

  • 2011-01--2013-05

Unit of Observation:    Individual, Household, Village, Urban Block, DS8 and DS9: School

Universe:    Nationally representative sample of the Indian population.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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.

Methodology

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.

Weight:   

The data are not weighted. However, the datasets contain the following weight variables that users may wish to apply for analyses:

  1. Individual: WT and FWT
  2. Household: WT, INDWT, FWT, and INDFWT
  3. Eligible Women: WTEW and FWTEW
  4. 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.

Mode of Data Collection:    cognitive assessment test, face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

Response Rates:    85 percent of 2004-05 households were re-interviewed.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2015-06-25

Version History:

  • 2017-05-26 Added Data Guide.
  • 2016-08-01

    This collection has been updated with four additional datasets and associated documentation files:

    Tracking Village Village Panchayat Village Respondent
  • 2016-04-26

    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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