Complementary surveys are collecting information about village infrastructure and about the clinics and medical personnel that people use, including traditional healers. One aim is to discover more about the quality of healthcare, how well it serves the people who use it, and the extent to which it contributes to health status. More broadly, the study will help us to understand the determinants of health, as well as the relationships between health and economic status, and how they work together to determine wellbeing.
This is a collaborative project with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo at MIT, Jishnu Das at the World Bank, and Seva Mandir in Udaipur.
Papers on the India Health Survey
"Health Care Delivery in Rural Rajasthan" (with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo) Economic and Political Weekly, February 28, 2004, v. 39, iss. 9, pp. 944-949.
"Wealth, Health and Health Services in Rural Rajasthan", a paper detailing the results of this project, will be published in the American Economic Review (May 2004).