Household Finance Research

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Gaining insights from household data on the observed financial behaviour of households can be of tremendous value to researchers and practitioners in uncovering customer preferences and also in designing financial products and services that better serve the need of households.

IFMR Finance Foundation is actively seeking to build collaborations with the researchers interested in undertaking rigorous empirical research to develop a deeper understanding of financial behaviours of households.

Towards this, we would like to invite researchers interested in pursuing questions of household finance to explore the resources in this page.

To this end, we can provide anonymised household data of a financial services provider focused on remote rural geographies in India. This customer database has rich information on demographic and economic parameters along with the historical data on uptake and usage of financial instruments offered by the provider. The provider covers approximately 400,000 clients spread over more than 200 branches across three Indian states.

The description of the data, sample datasets and additional resources can be found below:

      • Data description: The PDF contains a short power point presentation of the data and the excel contains detailed list of various fields captured by the database.

Click here to download PDF || Click here to download Excel

      • Sample Dataset: The zipped file contains sample data from various tables for a select number of households

Click here to download the ZIP file

      • Additional Resources: