The September IHDS Research Forum has a special focus on health: The first paper uses data from IHDS to analyse the level of trust between patients, on one hand, and doctors and hospitals, on the other hand. It also identifies the challenges in building this trust, and ways to transcend them. In the second paper, the authors find an alarming rise in the incidence of diabetes and hypertension spanning the two waves of the IHDS in 2004-05 and 2011-12, and pinpoint the various risk factors in the transition between the two diseases.
How Does Access to Water Affect Child Health? Blog post by Esha Chatterjee in which IHDS Team members review papers published by IHDS users.
By Sonalde B. Desai, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari, Dirk Parham and Michael Paolisso
So Who is Practicing Untouchability in India?
By Amit Thorat and Omkar Joshi,
National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, India.