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Study Number: CA-508-001-1-1-India-ICPSR-1942

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Rural development in Deccan Maharashtra, India: village panel study, 1942-1977  [machine-readable data file] / Dandekar, Hemalata C.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9308

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hardcopy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection examines the economic and occupational changes experienced over a 25-year period by families living in Sugao, a village in the state of Maharashtra, India. The residents of this village were surveyed in 1942 and 1958 to uncover aspects of their daily lives and again in 1977 to explore more fully the effects of the economic attraction of Bombay, an industrialized metropolis 150 miles away, on village life. Data were collected at both the individual and family levels. Respondents were queried on such topics as caste, gender, age, marital status, education, residence, primary, secondary, and tertiary occupations, location of occupation, years employed at occupation, income, work habits, and job classification. Families reported on their size and composition, members living outside the village, economic relationships with others, acquisition, size, and construction of housing unit, and home improvements. Information was also gathered on family income sources and, in particular, on the amount of money and goods remitted to the village by family members living and working in Bombay. Agricultural issues explored include family labor provided for farming, amount of irrigated and non-irrigated land, productivity of the land, and the type, number, and location of livestock.

SOURCE: personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires

UNIVERSE: All residents of Sugao, a rural village in Western India.

NOTE: The 1942 and 1958 surveys of the village population were completed by The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. The 1977 survey was completed by Hemalata C. Dandekar who coded responses from all three surveys.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: 1942-1977

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1942, 1958, 1977

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Education. Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Award.


Dandekar, Hemalata C. MEN TO BOMBAY, WOMEN AT HOME: URBAN INFLUENCE ON SUGAO VILLAGE IN DECCAN MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, 1942-82. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, 1986. Dandekar, Hemalata C. ''Indian Women's Development: Four Lenses.'' SOUTH ASIA BULLETIN 6 (1986). Dandekar, Hemalata C. ''Modernization of Agriculture and the Monetization of a Village Economy in Deccan Maharashtra, India.'' SOUTH ASIA BULLETIN 3 (1983).

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