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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Please view our December newsletter here.

Monday, December 2, 2019

November IHDS Newsletter: Special edition on Gender. Access here.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The panel file of IHDS waves 1 & 2 is now available at the ICPSR website: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/DSDR/studies/37382

Description from ICPSR: "This particular data collection merges the two waves of IHDS (known as IHDS and IHDS-II) into a harmonized pattern from the perspective view points of individuals, households, and eligible women. The data are presented in three different data formats: cross-sectional, wide, and long to facilitate a broader range of analysis options. "

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.  Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Amy McLaughlin, amclaug1@umd.edu

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.  Any questions can be address to Dr. Amy McLaughlin, amclaug1@umd.edu


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The October edition of the IHDS newsletter is available!! It focuses on two key socio-demographic themes: the relationship between women’s marriage age and their political engagement; and the determinants of household choices for financial borrowings.

Using data from IHDS-II, the first paper finds that early marriage is a significant obstacle in women’s participation in politics.

In the second paper, the comprehensive nature of IHDS data enables the authors to examine the role of microfinance institutions in the selection of formal and informal sources of credit by households.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

September IHDS Newsletter 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.

Please access it here: https://conta.cc/2mefB4p

Friday, June 7, 2019

May IHDS Newsletter Available here: https://conta.cc/2QBve0d

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

From Our World in Data (https://ourworldindata.org/) - Chart comparing Indian Women and Men's Life Expectancy Over Time

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

IHDS April 2019 Newsletter available: https://conta.cc/2GKHN56 Interesting articles by Pallavi Choudhuri, and Esha Chatterjee with Sonalde Desai.