Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS)

cvfs overview graphic Many of the key projects within the SPE program use data from the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS).

The CVFS is a comprehensive mixed method panel study of individuals, families, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The study investigates the influence of social contexts on population processes and the relationships between the environment and population processes. The data include full life histories for more than 10,000 individuals, tracking and interviews with all migrants, continuous measurement of community change, 16 years of demographic event registry, and linked human and natural systems.

The CVFS is supported by multiple grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Science Foundation. Instruments and a list of publications are available on the website. Data are available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).