This measure uses 1 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures community norms around support provided to widows. 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
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. In your community, do widows get more help from their natal families [including brothers and uncles] or from their husbands’ families?
Natal families - 1
Husbands families - 2
Both - 3
Neither - 4
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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