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India Human Development Survey- II Education and Health Questionnaire: Water, Fuel and Energy Use

This measure uses 2 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Education and Health Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures time spent by different members of a household in collecting water and to obtain other energy and fuel sources. 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 https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/pages/DSDR/idhs-II-data-guide.html

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Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. In the current season, how much total time is spend daily in fetching and collecting water, including waiting in line by.....

  • adult women?
  • adult men?
  • girls under 15?
  • boys under 15?

Response Options:
________ [In minutes]

2. How often is dungstrawfirewood collected, and each time how long does it usually take?

  • adult women older than 15 years of age spend collecting fuel?
  • adult men older than 15 years of age spend collecting fuel?
  • girls under 15 years of age spend collecting fuel?
  • boys under 15 years of age spend collecting fuel?

Response Options:
  Frequency
Daily - 1
Weekly - 2
Monthly - 3
Quarterly - 4
Half Yearly - 5
Yearly - 6

Total Time (When Done)
________ [In minutes]

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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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