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Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12) (IHDS-I and II) form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid transition.

NCAER Project Team:
Sonalde Desai, Amaresh Dubey, Om Prakash Sharma, Amit Thorat, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari, Tushar Agrawal, Debasis Barik, Omkar Sharad Joshi, Prabir Kumar Ghosh, Nancy Sebastian, Manasi Bera, Jaya Koti, Rajender Singh, Ruchi Jain

External Team:
Prof. Reeve Vanneman, Mr. Surajit Baruah, Ms. Kriti Vikram, Mr. Tyler Myroniuk, Ms. Esha Chatterjee

Sponsored by:
U.S. National Institutes of Health and The Ford Foundation

 

India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12)  (IHDS-I and II)  form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid transition. In documenting the way they live, work, educate their children, care for their aged parents, and deal with ill health, we seek to infuse the development discourse with the experiences of ordinary people. Building on NCAER’s prior work in the 1990s, these surveys provide a rich empirical data base that will be available free of charge to a wide range of researchers in India and abroad, allowing for informed policy debates. The IHDS-I data are available free of charge to researchers worldwide and are being used by about 7,000 users. With an urban and rural sample of over 40,000 households spread across 33 states and union territories of India, the IHDS are the first large scale nationwide panel surveys in India and will serve as a unique public resource.

 

The latest report on MGNREGA: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation  published by NCAER and University of Maryland is available here

 

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