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India Rural Economic and Demographic Survey 2006


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 12/2006
Data type
  • Household
  • 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 2005-2006 agricultural season. The 2006 round sampled 9,500 households, including about 8 new households selected in each of the 259 villages.

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 1969, 1970, and 1971. Previous waves of REDS took place in 1982 and 1999.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Agriculture, Anemia, Assets, Birth control pills, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child labor, Cholera, Chronic respiratory diseases, Community action, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Crops, Dengue, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disasters, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertilizers, Food expenditures, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Income, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Internet, Land ownership, Live births, Livestock, Loans, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Occupations, Pain, Paralysis, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Physical examinations, Polio, Polio vaccines, Prices, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Religion, Sanitation, School conditions, School enrollment, Schools, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Summary birth history, Taxes, Telephones, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight