The aim of the Indian American Family Study (IAFS) is to investigate (Asian) Indian Americans’ views and experiences of family life with a focus on marriage, childbearing, and intergenerational relationships. 

The study features semi-structured interviews with first- and second-generation Indian Americans, collected from October 2022 through December 2023. Participants included individuals born in India and currently living in the United States, as well as those born in the United States whose parents were born in India.

Brief articles about the study appeared in India Currents and American Kahani.

In 2022-23, the study was run through the Sociological Research Practicum and supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University.

Contact us

Please direct inquiries to Primary Investigator Keera Allendorf at iafs@indiana.edu.

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