Stories from Wave 22: Data Availability

CMIE presented Stories from Wave 22 on June 10, 2021. The presentation was followed by a live question and answer session. Over 150 questions were asked by the audience, with the bulk of them being answered during the session.

Many of the questions asked were about whether particular indicators were captured in the survey. Almost all of the indicators that the audience asked about are available in CPdx! A list of all of our indicators collected in CPHS is available here. There is no ’questionnaire’ since the survey is administered electronically through an app. However, you can see each screen used in the app for data collection here.

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We summarise indicator specific questions from the event below:

Topics not covered in CPHS

  1. Violence within the household
  2. Work specifically under MNREGS
  3. Specific diseases, ailments or illnesses that unhealthy individuals suffer from

Topics covered in CPHS

  1. Ownership and intentions to purchase assets - CPHS covered ownership, recent purchase history, intention to purchase and whether it is a good time to purchase for 12 select assets. These are refrigerator of any kind, washing machine for clothes, black and white or colour television, desk top or laptop computer, air-conditioner of any type, cooler, genset/inverter, two-wheeler, car, tractor, cattle and house/plot.
  2. Social identity - CPHS collects member-wise information is available on age, gender, state or origin, religion, caste category, caste, marital status, and relationship to the head of the household.
  3. Food consumption - CPHS captures data on the monthly expenses incurred by the household as a whole on select food items. These are captured over a total of 32 food expenses heads.
  4. Characteristics of employment - CPHS captures information on employment status as well as three characteristics of the kind of employment of members of the household. These are the type of employment (such as it being a permanent employment or a part-time employment), the employment arrangement (such as a salaried job, or a daily wages kind of employment or a self-employment, etc.) and, the place of work (such as an office, a factory, workshop, farm, market, etc.). CPHS also captures detailed information on the nature of occupation of work.
  5. Migration - CPHS captures both in- and out-migration at the household. Immigrants and emigrants are both asked for reasons for their migration. The location from where the member has immigrated or where the member has emigrated is also captured. All current members of the household are asked about their future intentions to emigrate.
  6. Savings - CPHS captures data on household saving in 13 select assets. 11 are financial assets and 2 are non-financial or physical assets.
  7. Time-Use - Time-use data is collected for all members above the age of 12. The activities accounted for here are - work for home and its members; work for employer; work as an unpaid trainee; work as an unpaid voluntary worker; time spent in travelling; time spent in learning; time spent in religious activities; time spent in outdoor sports activities; time spent hanging out with friends, time spent on indoor entertainment; and time spent on self.
  8. Sentiments - CPHS asks five questions on sentiment. 2 are about income expectations of the household. 2 are about the households perceptions regarding the macroeconomic health of India’s economy. 1 is about their intention to purchase durables.
  9. Remittances - CPHS covers both inward and outward remittances at the household.


Q: How soon does data become available?

A: The record-level data collected in CPHS is released to subscribers one day after data collection is completed for the entire sample!

Q: What is the geographical granularity at which data is available?

A: The record-level data collected in CPHS is released to subscribers with information on District, State, Rural/Urban. If users require even finer geographic information, it may be possible. Please contact us.

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