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United Kingdom 2013 Added to the LIS Database

We are delighted to inform our users that we have added one new dataset from United Kingdom, UK13 (Wave IX), to the LIS Database.

The dataset is from the 2013-14 wave of Family Resources Survey (FRS), which serves as input for the British component of the EU Survey of Income and Living Conditions – SILC. The survey is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and carried out by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). It is disseminated by the UK Data Archive.

In addition to releasing the Wave IX dataset, the previous 10 LIS UK datasets based on either the same survey (UK10, UK07, UK04, UK00, UK94) or its predecessor, the Family Expenditure Survey – FES (UK95, UK91, UK86, UK79, UK74) have been slightly revised for consistency.

March 25, 2016 | Data

The Guardian launched a two-week series based on LIS data

Today, the Guardian launched a two-week series, on the worrisome economic status of “Generation Y” (those born between 1980 and the mid-1990s) in eight affluent countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and US.

The main data source was our Luxembourg Income Study Database. We look forward to future collaborations with the Guardian – whose team described LIS as Luxembourg’s best kept secret”!

March 7, 2016 | Data

India 2011 added to the LIS Database

We are delighted to inform our users that we have added one new dataset from India, IN11 (Wave VIII), to the LIS Database.

The dataset is from the 2011 India Human Development Survey (IHDS), was jointly organized by researchers from the University of Maryland (in the US) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (in New Delhi).

In addition, LIS Indian dataset 2004 based on the same survey have been revised for consistency with the newest wave.

See Revision notes for details.

February 19, 2016 | Data

New Country: Dominican Republic 2007 in-house!

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from the Dominican Republic. As of today, one dataset, DO07 (Wave VII), is available in the LIS Database.

The dataset is from the 2006-2007 wave of the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey / Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (ENIGH), carried out by the National Statistics Office / Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE).

December 24, 2015 | Data

LIS Database further grows with addition of Colombia 2013

We are thrilled to announce another addition to the LIS Database: one new dataset from Colombia, CO13 (Wave IX).

The dataset is from the January 2014 wave of the Great Integrated Household Survey / Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (GEIH), carried out by the National Administrative Department of Statistics / Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE).

December 24, 2015 | Data

Taiwan 2013 now available

We are delighted to inform our users that we have added one new dataset from Taiwan, TW13 (Wave IX), to the LIS Database.

The dataset is from the 2013 wave of the Survey of Family Income and Expenditure, carried out by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

In addition, all 9 previous LIS waves based on the same survey have been revised for consistency with the newest wave, and to incorporate new information sent by the data provider on individual level incomes.

See Revision notes for details.

December 24, 2015 | Data

Spain 2013 added

We are pleased to announce that we have added a new dataset from Spain, ES13 (Wave IX), to the LIS Database.

The dataset is from the 2014 wave of the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) / Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida (ECV), which serves as input for the Spanish component of the EU Survey of Income and Living Conditions – SILC, carried out by the National Statistical Institute / Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE).

In addition, the previous two LIS waves, based on the same survey (ES10, ES07), have been revised for consistency. See Revision notes for more details.

December 23, 2015 | Data

Datasets Revision: Mexico

Some readjustments have been made to the data of the first three Mexican datasets: MX84, MX89 and MX92.

Currency correction

  • The MX84 dataset was rightly expressed in the old peso, but the figures of the Web Tabulator (and the associated PPP Deflator table) were using the conversion from the new peso, giving rise to wrong figures. This mistake has been corrected in the Web Tabulator and the PPP table.
  • The MX89 and MX92 datasets were wrongly expressed in the new peso, but the Web Tabulator (and the associated PPP Deflator table) were based on the corresponding conversion factor (from the new peso), so that the resulting figures in the Web Tabulator were correct. We have now revised those two datasets to make sure all monetary variables are expressed in the old peso (see Revision notes), and we have adjusted the conversion factors in the Web Tabulator and the PPP table consistently.

December 23, 2015 | Data

New country: data from Georgia now available in the LIS Database

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Two datasets from Georgia, GE10 (Wave VIII) and GE13 (Wave IX), are now available.

The datasets are respectively from the 2010 and 2013 waves of the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT).

October 2, 2015 | Data

Brand-new Mexican data

The LIS Database is constantly expanding. We are excited to inform our users that Mexico 2012 has just been added (Wave IX).

MX12 is from the 2012 wave of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH), carried out by the National Statistical Institute (INEGI) / Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica (INEGI).

In addition, the previous four LIS waves based on the same survey (MX10, MX08, MX04, MX02), have been revised, due to:

  • the provision of a new weight for MX10,
  • a minor correction to the wage income in MX08 and MX10,
  • and a readjustment of the industry coding for MX02 and MX04.

See Revision notes for more details.

October 2, 2015 | Data