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India Human Development Survey- II Income and Social Capital Questionnaire: Marital Practices

This measure uses 19 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey(IHDS) Income and Social Capital Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures aspects of marital practices related to youth in a household. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located at here.

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Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Is [Name] married? [COUNT MARRIED BUT NO GAUNA AS MARRIED]

Response Options:
No
Yes

2. Have you started talking about finding a match for [Name]?

Response Options:
No
Yes

3. Have any proposals been sent or received?

Response Options:
No
Yes

4. Has a match been fixed?

Response Options:
No
Yes

5. In how many months will the marriage take place?

Response Options:
________[MONTHS]

6. How old were [Name] when heshe got married?

Response Options:
________[YEARS]

7. Who chose [Name]'s husbandwife?

Response Options:
Youth himselfherself
Youth & parents Other relatives together
Parents other relatives
Others

8. Did [Name] have any say in choosing himher?

Response Options:
No
Yes

9. How much information did you have about the bride or groom before marriage?

Response Options:
Sufficient
Somewhat
Very little
Not necessary

10. What was the main source of information?

Response Options:
Relatives
Friend
Middlemen
Self
Others

11. In your opinion, what is a good age range for a BOY to get married?

Response Options:
________ [Minimum Years]

________ [Maximum Years]

12. In your opinion, what is a good age range for a GIRL to get married?

Response Options:
________ [Minimum Years]

________ [Maximum Years]

13. In your opinion, should sex education be given to young people?

Response options:
No
Yes

14. What is a good age to give sex education?

Response Options:
________ [Age]

15. Who should give it?

Response Options:
Parents Family
School
Friends
Spouse
Doctor Nurse
Others

16.When a marriage is arranged do you think..Kundli horoscope should be matched?

Response Options:
No
Yes

17. Do you expect to do kundli match when [NAME] gets married?

Response Options:
No
Yes

18. Blood test to be done to ensure partner is healthy?

Response Options:
No
Yes

19. Do you expect to do blood test when [NAME] gets married?

Response Options:
No
Yes

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Original Citation

Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.

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