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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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

IHDS Post Doc Available:

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) project, housed at the University of Maryland and carried out in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, has received a grant from the Gates Foundation, to examine the linkages between India’s economic transformation and women’s empowerment. This project will have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake independent and collaborative analyses of IHDS data in keeping with the project’s goals.  We expect this work to lead to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals as well as preparation of research and policy briefs. Individuals in this position will also be expected to contribute towards overall project management and development including questionnaire design, data quality evaluation and preparing analytical data files.

Announcement here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Women's Empowerment: Data for Gender Equality (WEDGE) Post Doc Available!

The Women’s Empowerment: Data for Gender Equality (WEDGE) project, led by Sonalde Desai and Feinian Chen, focuses on women’s economic empowerment in the developing world.  This project, funded by the Hewlett Foundation, is housed at the University of Maryland.  Post-doctoral scholars are expected to have a firm grasp of the relevant literature, develop and test new measures, and engage in independent and collaborative research.  In addition, they will be expected to participate in the creation of a community of scholars engaged in these issues. 

Full Information Here.