Data question

Submitted by on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:44

How do I merge IHDS data files?


I could not locate the information related to short-term migration (question numbers 4.2 to 4.11 in 'income and social capital questionnaire') in the IHDS-2 data files. Kindly let me know which data file has this information.

My other query is regarding long-term migration. I see papers based on IHDS data providing estimates for long-term migration. I would like to understand how it is estimated/ which variables are used, please. For example, in the paper titled 'Male Migration from Rural India: Divergent Pathways to Long‐Term and Circular Migration', Desai and Chatterjee have apparently estimated proportion of long-term migrants (duration more than 7 years) using the longitudinal data. It would be greatly helpful if I can get the details of how it was calculated.

Sincere thanks.


Individual data file has short term migration information included in it.

Long term migration data comes from tracking data file.