|Wednesday, March 16, 2016||
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
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.