India Human Development Survey (IHDS), 2005 (ICPSR 22626)

Published: May 10, 2017

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

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22626.v11

Version V11

A Data Guide for this study is available as a web page and for download. The India Human Development Survey 2005 (IHDS) is a nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 41,554 households in 1,503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. 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. Additional village, school, and medical facility interviews are also available.

Desai, Sonalde, Vanneman, Reeve, and National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. India Human Development Survey (IHDS), 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22626.v11

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD041455)

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2004-11-01 -- 2005-10-30

2004-11-01 -- 2005-10-30

IHDS User Guides and Questionnaires are available for download from the India Human Development Survey Documentation page.

The IHDS dataset was produced by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, and the University of Maryland.

For additional information regarding the India Human Development Survey, please visit the India Human Development Survey Web site.

Nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 41,554 households in 1,503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India.

Nationally representative sample of Indian households.

individual, household, and village

survey data

record abstracts

coded on-site observation

cognitive assessment test

face-to-face interview

mixed mode

on-site questionnaire

Response rates were calculated as 82 percent for the recontact sample, 98 percent for the new sample, and 92 percent for the total response rate.

2008-07-30

2017-05-10

2009-06-22 Added updated versions of the Household and the Individual datasets, and added Medical, Non-Resident, School, and Birth History datasets.

2010-03-25 At the principal investigator's request, an ID variable was removed.

2008-07-30 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

2010-06-29 Additional documentation file has been added.

2008-12-11 At the principal investigator's request, an ID variable was removed and the citation was updated

2008-08-22 The title for Part 1 has been revised and response rate information has been added.

2016-02-16 This collection has been updated with a user guide and revised questionnaires obtained from the India Human Development Survey Documentation page.

2009-08-25 Added updated versions of the Medical and Primary School questionnaires.

2017-05-10 Added Data Guide.

2009-02-10 Added the original questionnaires that were used during data collection.

2013-06-17 The Household data (Part 2) were updated to add the following eight variables that had been mistakenly omitted from the dataset: NWORK, NFARM, NANIMAL, NAGWAGE, NNONAG, NSALARY, NBUSINESS, and INCOTHER. The Household data codebook was also updated.

2010-05-04 Additional documentation files have been added.

2010-02-17 Added village-level and crop data as new parts

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.

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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).