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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Economic Survey 2017, published by Ministry of Finance, Government of India, lays foundations for current and future policy dialogue. The recent Economic Survey uses data from IHDS extensively to calculate value of public subsidies and to argue for provision of Universal Basic Income while curtailing subsidies. http://indiabudget.nic.in/es2016-17/echapter.pdf

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Check out this cool interactive article based on IHDS Income data and find out where you stand on the Indian Income pyramid... By Rukmini S. "INTERACTIVE: Where On The Indian Income Pyramid Do You Stand, And Does Facebook Know This Better Than You?" in HuffingtonPost, 22 Nov 2016. http://huff.to/2f3NvUG