IHDS India Human Development Survey

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. The first round of interviews were completed in 2004-5; data are publicly available through ICPSR. A second round of IHDS reinterviewed most of these households in 2011-12 (N=42,152) and data for same can be found here.

IHDS has been jointly organized by researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi.Funding for the second round of this survey is provided by the National Institutes of Health, grants R01HD041455 and R01HD061048. Additional funding is provided by The Ford Foundation.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

IHDS working paper #20 "Janani Suraksha Yojana and Declining Socioeconomic Inequalities in Maternal Healthcare in Rural India." by Ruchi Jain, Sonalde Desai and Reeve Vanneman was recently written about by Samarth Bansal in The Hindu.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Please click here to read about the recent IHDS symposium on "Potential Approaches to Incorporating Gender in a Broader Framework of Income Inequality’."