India Human Development Survey: "A Tale of Two Indians"
29 November, 2010
Excerpt from The American:
"Originally conducted in 2004-2005 by researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, the IHDS survey provides a unique insight into the social mores that still govern the life of women in India today. The research findings are being released incrementally, and the most recent round of results deals with the issue of wife-beating."
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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. Two one-hour interviews in each household covered health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing and arithmetic tests. Village, school, and medical facility interviews are also available. Fieldwork began in November 2004 and was mostly completed by October 2005. IHDS was jointly organized by researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. Funding for the survey was provided by the National Institutes of Health, grants R01HD041455 and R01HD046166.