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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Neemrana Fort Palace

Global launch of IHDS - II data by Professor Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog at Third Annual IHDS User Conference. Data files for non-resident family members, wage and salary jobs, birth history and primary school and medical facilities have been sent to ICPSR for public release. Data files will be available from ICPSR in April 2016.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the IHDS Team in action. Please take a moment to like our page while you are there: India Human Development Survey-IHDS. http://tinyurl.com/zhdh2oq

Friday, February 26, 2016

Read the recent opinion piece in The Hindu by Sonalde Desai: "Quantifying the Caste Quotas." http://tinyurl.com/jebsqns

Monday, February 15, 2016

Check out new opinion article in Livemint that uses IHDS data by Tadit Kundu. “When average income is not available to average individual.” In Livemint, accessed 2/15/16. http://tinyurl.com/jjblmpw

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New article in the Business Standard that draws on IHDS' MGNREGA report: Half full, half empty: 10 Years of NREGA by Swati Narayan. To see IHDS' full MGNREGA report, head to ihds.info: /mgnrega.

For the article go to:http://tinyurl.com/gstjju8

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thank you all for the very interesting submissions for the IHDS Users Conference in March 2016. Submissions are closed and you should be hearing from us very soon regarding your status. Applications for the training program are also closed and you should receive your response this week. Thank you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Undernutrition and Public Policy in India:Investing in the Future by Sonalde Desai, Lawrence Haddad, Deepta Chopra, and Amit Thorat (Editors). 2016. Routledge.

A brand new release edited by our very own Sonalde Desai and colleagues. http://amzn.to/1WXyNdq
From Amazon.com description:
Despite substantial economic growth, India has one of the highest undernutrition rates in the world; it is home to almost 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children. This volume assesses the status and causes of undernutrition in the country, and examines the effectiveness of policies designed to address undernutrition. The essays tackle wide-ranging themes and challenging issues including nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); maternal, neonatal and child health; Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS); Public Distribution System (PDS); crop procurement; and National Food Security Act 2013.

With contributions from leading academic researchers, policymakers, as well as civil society representatives, this volume will be indispensable to scholars, teachers and students of public policy, development economics, development sociology, and Indian economy. It will also be useful to government institutions, think tanks and NGOs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

University of Maryland and National Council of Applied Economic Research invite papers for India Human Development Survey (IHDS) user conference, to take place at Neemrana Fort Palace on March 16th- 18th 2016. The conference provides a forum for IHDS users to present their work and exchange information regarding the survey. Papers must contain original analysis of IHDS data and may cover a range of topics included in the survey (www.ihds.umd.edu). See ihds.info/IHDSConference for more information.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MGNREGA Report A joint NCAER and UMD report on flagship rural public works program. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation by Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi draws on the two data sets collected by IHDS in 2004-2005 and 2011-2012 to assess MGNREGA's impact on the income security and well-being of rural households across India.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Public release of IHDS-II data is scheduled for June 2015. We anticipate three files will be released through ICPSR after processing by DSDR (Data Sharing for Demographic Research): household, individual, and eligible women files. (The eligible woman file has been separated from the household file because in wave 2 IHDS sometimes interviewed two women in a household while in wave 1 only one eligible woman was interviewed.) We will update this page when the files become available.