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New data from Peru

photo by Martin St AmantLIS is thrilled to announce another major addition to the LIS Database: three new datasets from Peru – PE07 (Wave VII), PE10 (Wave VIII) and PE13 (Wave IX).

The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the National Household Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Hogares – ENAHO) from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática – INEI).

In addition, PE04 (Wave VI), based on the same survey, has been revised for consistency, including the new Census weights as recalculated by the data provider.

See Revision Notes for additional details.

May 13, 2015 | Data

Uruguay 2007, 2010 and 2013 added to LIS Database

photo by PolifemusWe are delighted to announce that three new datasets from Uruguay have been added to the LIS Database: UY07 (Wave VII), UY10 (Wave VIII) and UY13 (Wave IX).

The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the Continuous Household Survey (Encuesta Contínua de Hogares – ECH) from the National Statistical Office (Instituto Nacional de Estadística – INE).

In addition, UY04 (Wave VI), based on the same survey, has been revised for consistency, including a correction to the income variables, which has slightly impacted the Key Figures.

See Revision Notes for more details.

May 13, 2015 | Data

United States 2013 revised

The US13 dataset (Wave IX) was re-harmonised on the basis of the recently re-released original data; the US Census Bureau corrected the 2014 ASEC data files, which are based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS), to accommodate an additional tax bracket into 2014 tax model.

This impacted the tax data (and hence the disposable household income) of households at the very top of the income distribution (about 0.5% of the households in the sample).

See Revision Notes for additional information.

May 13, 2015 | Data

A series of minor revisions

Several datasets underwent minor revisions:

  • CA97 / PL86: variable RELATION contained a mixed code (in the 4000 category) which included also children that could not be reported separately. For clarity these observations were set to missing.
  • AU81: code 90/9 of variables OCCB1/OCCA1 has been added to separate indistinguishable cases from true missings.
  • PL95: variable STATUS1 has been considerably revised.
  • CA04 / 00 / 98: an error was corrected in variable INDA1; as a result, several missing cases have now been recovered and the variable is complete.
  • CZ96: a group of persons was recoded from employed to not employed in CLFS and EMP variables.

See Revision Notes for additional information.

May 13, 2015 | Data

CZ02, CZ07 & CZ10 added to LIS Database

photo by Marcin SzalaThree new datasets from the Czech Republic, CZ02 (Wave V), CZ07 (Wave VII) and CZ10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are all from the Czech Statistical Office (Český Statistický Úřad, CSU).

The CZ02 dataset is based on the 2002 Czech Microcensus, while CZ07 and CZ10 are based on the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC).

In addition, the whole Czech series has been revised for consistency (see revision notes).

March 2, 2015 | Data

A series of minor revisions

Several datasets underwent some minor revisions:

  • EG12 and AU03 / AU01 / AU95 / AU89 / AU85 / AU81: variable PENSION, previously containing some double-counted amounts, was corrected.
  • SI10: variables PPOPWGT / HPOPWGT inflate now to the correct population size.
  • IL79 / PL86: a mistake in the flow / income variables unit was corrected.

See revision notes for additional information.

March 2, 2015 | Data

Data from Serbia are now available in the LIS Database

photo by Marcin Szala We are excited to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Three datasets from Serbia, RS06 (Wave VII), RS10 (Wave VIII) and RS13 (Wave IX), are now available. The datasets are from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS).

January 30, 2015 | Data

Hungary 2007, 2010 and 2012 added to LIS Database

photo by Marcin SzalaThree new datasets from Hungary, HU07 (Wave VII), HU10 (Wave VIII) and HU12 (Wave IX), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Tárki Household Monitor Survey, which is based on data from the TÁRKI Social Research Institute.

In addition, HU91, HU94, HU99, and HU05 (Waves III – VI) have been revised for consistency (see Revision notes).

January 29, 2015 | Data

Egyptian Data In-house!

photo by Marc Ryckaert We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Egypt.

The dataset EG12 is now available in the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2012 Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS), corresponding to Wave IX. We thank the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in cooperation with Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) for helping to make this happen.

January 28, 2015 | Data

Launch of Wave IX – US 2013 added & revision of the US series

United States 2013 added to the LIS DatabaseLIS is delighted to announce the launch of Wave IX of the LIS Database.
The first dataset in Wave IX is the United States 2013, which is now available for use. This dataset is based on the Current Population Survey (CPS) carried out by the US Census Bureau.

In addition, the US datasets in Wave I through Wave VIII have undergone a substantial revision triggered by a methodological change in the topcoding procedures applied by the US Census Bureau. Starting with the 2011 CPS data (referred to at LIS as US10), the Census Bureau applied a new approach to preserving the confidentiality of high-income earners; they subsequently applied this new procedure to previous datasets going back to the 1970s.

In order to provide US data that are as comparable as possible over time, we re-harmonised all of our US datasets (with the exception of the Historical Wave), using these newly released data. When we re-harmonised the US datasets, we also utilized the newest LIS Database template (i.e., the set of LIS variables and definitions). As a result of both factors (i.e., the revised original data and the re-harmonisation carried out with the new LIS template), the US data in the LIS Database are now much more consistent over time — especially when analyzing inequality and incomes at the top of the distribution.

Furthermore, during the process of re-harmonising the US series, we discovered an error in our harmonised 2010 US dataset. We had inadvertently omitted Food Stamps from all the income variables. We have corrected that error.

As far as the Historical Wave is concerned, we have decided to remove the US69 dataset as it was the only LIS dataset which did not include DHI (and was thus the only one for which we had no Key Figures); the (non-revised) dataset is still accessible through LISSY, but it no longer appears in the documentation. On the other hand, the US74 dataset is still part of the LIS Database, but we were not able to rerun it with the newly released data due to the fact that it is no longer possible to retrieve the information on taxes and contributions for that year. The dataset was thus only slightly modified, alongside the rest of the database, to take into account the latest template (see “LIS DatabaseRevision Note).

As a result of these revisions, LIS strongly recommends that, for projects now underway that include US datasets from US79 through US07, users should re-run their analyses using this new series — especially if the study focuses on the upper end of the distribution. For projects now underway that include US10, users should re-run their results based on the corrected US10 dataset; the correction of the Food Stamps error may affect results at the lower end of the distribution.

For details on the US revision, see Revision Notes.

November 26, 2014 | Data