IHDS India Human Development Survey

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 41,554 households in 1503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. The first round of interviews were completed in 2004-5; data are publicly available through ICPSR. A second round of IHDS reinterviewed most of these households in 2011-12 (N=42,152) and data for same can be found here.

IHDS has been jointly organized by researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi.Funding for the second round of this survey is provided by the National Institutes of Health, grants R01HD041455 and R01HD061048. Additional funding is provided by The Ford Foundation.

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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