The SHRUG is an easily linkable dataset covering a wide range of socioeconomic variables in India. Some highlights:
The essential unit of observation of the shrug is
shrid, which is a village or town
unit with consistent boundaries since 1991. We put in
a ton of work to reconcile boundary changes across
censuses. Villages and towns merge and split; shrids
are aggregated units that keep the same boundaries
across all periods. You can read more about how we did
this in the SHRUG paper.
The variables are grouped into different modules
based on the data source and subject matter, and
each module can be independently downloaded from
links provided below. Each download link contains
flat data tables at all available geographic
levels (e.g. village, town, constituency). You can
merge at any geographic level you wish using the
appropriate key in the
core keys module. Many
SHRUG variables can be interactively visualized
using the SHRUG Atlas.
If you are using previous versions, we recommend you download version 2.0 or newer. v.1.5 Samosa
shrid IDs do not match to 2.0 Pakora, and many other improvements have been made.
For more information, please see:
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