Six New Indicators From Wave 25
by Preetha Joseph
Wave 25 of CPHS ran from January 1st 2022 to April 30th 2022. The data captured during this Wave will be released on May 1st 2022 and will be available through the CPdx service for all subscribers. As of the 24th Wave, there were 635 indicators in the CPdx dataset. Six new indicators have been added in the data released for the 25th wave. Thus, CPdx will henceforth have 641 indicators. The data for these new indicators will be available for the 25th wave and for all subsequent Waves.
Since the beginning of the survey in 2014, indicators have not been deleted. However, there have been several additions. These additions have been made to expand the scope of the survey in accordance with our internal requirements and field observations as well as suggestions and requirements of our subscribers and the research community.
New Indicators in People of India
Two indicators have been added in the ‘People of India’ module. These indicators have been added to capture information on household members who have completed a diploma or certificate course. The dataset already contains the ‘EDUCATION’ indicator which captures the highest level of formal education achieved by a member of a household. Diploma/certificate courses have become increasingly popular and are often obtained along with another educational qualification and may not be reflected in the ‘EDUCATION’ indicator. Thus, we have introduced a separate field to capture whether a household member has completed a diploma/certificate course and another field to capture which discipline the diploma/certificate was obtained in. These new indicators enable us to capture education of household members with greater detail and accuracy.
New Indicators in Aspirational India
Two indicators have been added in the ‘Aspirational India’ module. These indicators provide details on survey execution, namely, the language used when conducting the interview for each household, and the date of interview for each household.
New Indicators in Income Pyramids
Two indicators on household income have been added to the ‘Income Pyramids’ module. These capture the income earned by households from in-kind transfers from the government and in-kind transfers from NGOs, during a month. All kinds of in-kind transfers such as durable goods, food, housing, etc. are captured in these indicators. This is in addition to the ‘INCOME_OF_HOUSEHOLD_FROM_GOVERNMENT_TRANSFERS’ indicator that was already included in our dataset, which captures total household income from cash transfers. These new indicators expand the scope of studying social welfare in India.
A complete list and definitions for all 641 CPHS indicators are available here.