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

Monday, May 4, 2020

NCAER and NDIC are releasing results from the second round of a COVID-19 survey held in Delhi. Click here for more information about how people are coping with quarantine and new insights from the survey.

diagram with key results

Monday, March 23, 2020

What does IHDS data tell us about possible responses to COVID19? Check it here.