IHDS India Human Development Survey

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative, multi-topic panel 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.

What's new

Friday, February 28, 2020

The February IHDS Forum is out! Access it here.

Monday, January 27, 2020

IHDS team carried out a interviews on changes in standards of living for 4,828 households living in Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttarakhand. These interviews occurred right after the demonetization in which large currency notes were withdrawn causing a temporary cash crunch. Results from these interviews are available in our latest research and policy brief:“A Glass Half Full: Changes in Standards of Living since 2012”.