2016-05-03

New India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-2012 Files Available for Analysis



DSDR is pleased to announce the addition of seven public-use data files to the India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-2012 collection. The new data files provide a wealth of information on topics including:

  • Birth History:  Gender, month and year of birth, age, and current location for children birthed to women in the Eligible Women file.
  • Medical Staff:  Characteristics of staff including position, religion, sex, caste, degree, and years employed
  • Medical Facilitates:  Facility characteristics, services provided, and medications stocked
  • Non-Residents:  Information about non-resident family members including relationship, place of residence, marital status, education, and occupation 


    • School Staff:  Characteristics of staff including age, sex, education, religion, and jati 
        • School Facilities:  Information on physical structure, costs to attend, number of students, and management of the school.
        • Wage and Salary:  Includes occupation, industry, days worked in past year, hours worked, payment period, and rate of pay for individuals in the household.
        IHDS-II files previously available for analysis include:   

        • Household: Sources of income, consumption, land ownership, and standard of living.
        • Individual:  Employment, health, morbidity, and education for individuals in the household.
        • Eligible Women:  Gender relations, marital history, number of children birthed and maternity care for women in the household, age 15 to 49.

          The IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-topic panel survey of households conducted in 1503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. The IHDS series is comprised of IHDS (ICPSR 22626) and IHDS-II (ICPSR 36151).