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CMIE's Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS)
Consumer Pyramids is the largest survey of households of India. It makes estimates of income, expenses, savings, borrowings, investments and ownership of assets of households. It also makes estimates of the age, gender, education, occupation, health and financial inclusion of individuals.
CPHS is conducted thrice every year. Thus, there are three Waves every year. The Consumer Pyramids Dx family of databases offers data since 2014 except Unemployment and Consumer Sentiments, wherein we offer data from 2016. The sample size for our survey is around 160,000 households, and the sample is maintained as a panel surveyed over multiple Waves.
Subscription to these solutions allows access to the data collected in past Waves as well as the new data collected in Waves during the subscription period.
People of India dx - Monthly Data
The People of India database contains detailed identity information on about 885,000 individual members who reside in households in the Consumer Pyramids sample. The sample is large and well spread across India. It is therefore a good database to study the demographic profile of the people of India. The database contains information on age, gender, religion, caste, state of origin, occupation, literacy, education level and discipline in case of higher education, status of health and financial inclusion. Caste is an important identity characteristic in India based on traditional social stratifications. State of origin is an identity based on recent clustering of administrative regions. Status of health is captured in three self-assessed statuses. There are eight different indicators to represent financial inclusion and an indicator for mobile phone ownership. Complete demographic data of all households in the Consumer Pyramids sample is collected thrice in a year. The People of India database is therefore updated thrice a year. The data always pertains to the date of the survey.
Price : Rs.2,11,484 + 18% GST
Unemployment dx - Monthly Data
The Unemployment database contains detailed information on employment and unemployment status about the members residing in all households in the Consumer Pyramids sample. This is a database of about 522,000 people. It provides employment or unemployment status for each member (who is greater than or equal to 15 years of age) of each household in the database. The database contains information on age and gender of the member, employment or unemployment status of the member. Information on employment and unemployment statuses of all individuals from households in the Consumer Pyramids sample is collected during each Wave of the Consumer Pyramids survey. Since there are three Waves in a year, the complete employment and unemployment information is collected thrice in a year for the entire sample. The data always pertains to the date of the survey. If there is ambiguity of the status of an individual on the day of the survey (as it could be for a daily wage worker) we seek the status as of the day preceding the day of the interview. This recall of a status that is in very close proximity to the date of the survey ensures accurate observations of the status.
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Composition of Incomes dx - Monthly Data
The Composition of Incomes database contains detailed information about the incomes of earning members residing in households in the Consumer Pyramids sample. It provides information regarding the monthly earning and source of earning for each earning member of each household in the database. It provides an excellent view of the changing earning capacity and the sources of earnings of the households of India. The database contains information on age and gender of the member, month of income, income in the form of wages, income from pensions, income in the form of dividends and interest income. Each source of income is shown separately against each member, wherever applicable. Besides, it contains the households income from rent, private transfers, government transfers, business profits, profit from sale of assets, income from lotteries or gambling and imputed income of production for self-consumption. Income data of all earning members of households and the collective income of the households in the Consumer Pyramids sample is collected during each Wave of the Consumer Pyramids survey. Income is always collected for the four months that immediately preceded the month of the survey. This is a longitudinal survey.
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Household Amenities, Assets & Liabilities dx - Monthly Data
This database contains information on the availability of basic amenities in households, ownership of assets, pattern of investments and sources & purpose of borrowing. Basic amenities include data on availability of toilet inside the household, access to electricity and water inside the household and also type of material used in walls and roof of the household. Access to transport infrastructure is captured by asking the time it takes household members to travel ten kilometers from the household. Asset ownership includes data on the ownership of eleven kinds of assets as of the date of the survey, purchase of these assets 120 days before the date of survey and intentions to buy them within 120 days after the date of survey. Similarly, the database includes investments in financial assets and land and intentions to invest in the next 120 days. The database also provides information on whether the household has an outstanding borrowing or not and if it does have an outstanding borrowing then what are the
sources and what are the purposes of the borrowing.
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Household Income & Expenses dx - Monthly Data
The Household Income and Expenses database contains information on the principal sources of income of households and their spending on 15 major expenditure heads. The database contains information on monthly household income from rent, private transfers, government transfers, business profits, profits from sale of assets, income from lotteries or gambling and income of production for self-consumption. It contains income from all sources of member income such as wages & bonus, pension, dividend and interest earned. Each source of individual income is a sum of income from all the members of a household. Household expenses on major spending categories include food, intoxicants, clothing & footwear, cosmetics & toiletries, restaurants, recreation, transport, power & fuel, communication, health, education bills & rents, communication/information, etc. Income and expenditure data of households in the Consumer Pyramids sample is collected during each Wave of the Consumer Pyramids survey. Income and expenses are always collected for the four months that immediately preceded the month of the survey. This is a longitudinal survey.
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Household Expense - Details dx - Monthly Data
The Household Expense Details database contains information on household spends across over 80 expense items. The sample is large and well spread across India with detailed data of expenditure of households on 82 household items during each month of the surveyed period. It therefore provides an excellent view of the changing spending capacity and the pattern of expenditure of the households of India. The database contains information on monthly expense of 29 food items and 53 non-food items. The 29 food items include whole-grain cereals, pulses, edible oils, vegetables, fruits, potatoes & onions, tea, coffee, jam/pickle/ketchup, sweeteners, bread, milk & milk-products, meat/eggs & fish, biscuits, namkeen & salty snacks, chocolates/cakes & ice-creams, etc. The 53 non-food items include intoxicants, cosmetic & toiletries, clothing, footwear, restaurants, recreation, purchase of household appliances, education, health, electricity, petrol, transport, communication, bills & rent, transport, communication, Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) and miscellaneous expenses, etc. Expenses are always collected for the four months that immediately preceded the month of the survey.
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Consumer Sentiments dx - Monthly Data
Consumer sentiments in the Consumer Pyramids survey are measured on the lines of the work done in this regard by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. This effort, called the Survey of Consumers, began in 1946 and has produced several measures that are well established lead indicators in the US. Five questions are asked to measure consumer sentiments. The first two questions pertain to consumers perceptions regarding their current well-being and expectations of their future well-being. The next two questions take into account perceptions that consumers have regarding current and prospective economic conditions of the country as a whole. The last question is with respect to the household's propensity to spend on consumer durables around the time of the interview. All this data is as of a point in time - as of the date of the survey. This is a longitudinal survey. The identity of households is kept constant over time with the help of household identity codes.
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