May I have the codes to research questions at the village level of data?
Unfortunately we are not allowed under the terms of our ethical clearance guidelines to provide any geographic information below the level of the district. We seek to create a unique public resource of panel data for researchers interested in India. However, we must balance research needs with protecting the privacy of the respondents. Thus we had a choice of limiting individual information such as caste/religion and other background data that make individual identifiable within a small village/neighborhood or limiting village/tehsil names and locations from our public release files. On advice from an eminent panel of academics and policy makers we opted for the former strategy. Thus, our ethical clearance guidelines clearly specify that we cannot release any identifying information below district. We recognize you have a genuinely interesting research problem that can benefit from geo-spatial linkages but we must regretfully decline to release this information.