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India Rural Economic and Demographic Survey 1982


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) Panel 1981/1982
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1982 - 12/1982
Data type
  • Community
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Rural only

This survey is part of the Rural Economic and Demographic Surveys (REDS) which collected economic, demographic, and village-level information from a nationally representative sample of rural households. In addition to extensive household income and expenditures questionnaires, information was also collected about women's reproductive histories. The reference period for this survey covered the 1981-1982 agricultural season. In 1982, the sample consisted of the approximately 4,500 households in 259 villages that were surveyed in the 1971 ARIS survey.

The REDS surveys continued studying the households that participated in ARIS (Additional Rural Incomes Survey), a panel study sponsored by USAID that collected information from rural households in 1968-1969, 1969-1970, and 1970-1971. Later waves of REDS took place in 1999 and 2006.