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, August 30, 2018

Do you subscribe to the IHDS monthly newsletter? It describes recent findings based on IHDS and lets you stay in touch with the IHDS user community. August 20018 newsletter can be viewed at https://conta.cc/2wnuuD2.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IHDS is one of the most downloaded surveys in the ICPSR archive. For some of the innovative ways in which IHDS users utilize these surveys, please see the updated list of nearly 400 user papers under the Published Articles section of this website.