|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.
|Wednesday, February 4, 2015||
IHDS has begun a series of research briefs presenting basic results from IHDS-II. These briefs will be short (1-2 pages) summaries of important results. The first brief, by Sonalde Desai, evaluates the growth of the Public Distribution System (PDS) between the two surveys. The results show that PDS usage has grown because more households have BPL and Antyodaya cards so that more households are using PDS shops. The brief also reports the modest subsidies that households receive through their use of PDS shops.
|Monday, August 4, 2014||
2014 IHDS users' conference, July 18-19.