IHDS was designed to complement existing Indian surveys by bringing
together a wide range of topics in a single survey. This breadth permits
analyses of associations across a range of social and economic conditions. For
example, studying childrens outcomes (e.g., learning, immunizations) requires
joint consideration of the role of poverty, family structure, gender relations,
community context, and the availability of facilities. All of these are
available in IHDS.
A detailed topic and codebook index is also available.
- caste & community
- consumption and standard of living
- energy use
- government subsidies
- social and cultural capital
- household & family structure
- gender relations
- village infrastructure