Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic panel for India (SHRUG)

  • Version 1.01, 2019/04/12 (Preliminary Release)
  • High geographic resolution socioeconomic data spanning 1990-2013
  • Linked identifiers for Population Censuses 1991-2011 and Economic Censuses 1990-2013, at village- and town-level
    • > 600,000 villages and 8000 towns
    • Accounts for merging / splitting villages, and village-to-town transitions
  • Panel describes village- and town-level population and non-farm employment from 1990-2013 across all towns and villages
  • Users can link directly to Pop Census or Economic Census to bring in thousands of additional fields.
If you use data from the SHRUG, please cite "The Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic Dataset on India (SHRUG)", Sam Asher and Paul Novosad (2019).

Download the SHRUG
Download the SHRUG paper, for documentation, validation and illustrative analyses.

Additional SHRUG-level datasets:

Data from "Politics and Local Economic Growth" (AEJ Applied 9:1, 2017)

  • Coalitions of Indian state parties
  • Indian state party names matched over time, including splits
  • Constituency-level employment by industry from Economic Census (1990, 1998, 2005)
  • Constituency-level election results, 1980-2005
  • Night lights matched to constituency boundaries
  • Access Data at AEJ:Applied

Data from "Who Runs the International System" (Review of International Organizations)