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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

Israel 2012 added

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Israel, IL12 (Wave IX), has been added. The dataset is from the 2012 wave of the Household Expenditure Survey (HES), carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

In addition, the previous three LIS waves based on the same survey (IL10, IL07, IL05), have been revised both for consistency with the newest wave, and in order to correct a mistake in the housing consumption variables (see Revision notes). As in the past, LIS has benefited from the assistance of the National Insurance Institute (NII) during the harmonisation process.

October 2, 2015 | Data

Poland 2013 now also available

Wave IX has another great addition: we are excited to announce that one new dataset from Poland, PL13, has been added to the LIS Database.

As for the previous Polish datasets included in LIS, PL13 is based on the 2013 wave of the Household Budget Survey, carried out by the Central Statistical Office / Główny Urząd Statystyczny (GUS).

October 2, 2015 | Data

Minor template revision and complete database rerun

Because of our ongoing vocation to always improve the data, we made some minor adjustments to the labour market section of the current template (i.e., the set of LIS variables and definitions).

What did we change?

  • We revised the codes and associated value labels of variables SECTOR1/2, EMPWANT, and, to a lesser extent, CLFS;
  • We introduced two new variables to fit the new ISIC Rev.4 / NACE Rev. 2 industry classification (INDD1/2);
  • We removed variable PEXP. Most original datasets did not contain relevant information allowing us to construct the variable. Hence, we decided to discontinue the provision of PEXP.

Please note that the changes were applied retroactively to the entire LIS Database.

In addition, we carried out a substantial data cleaning, which impacted the coding of variables CLFS, CMAS, UMAS, MILIT and EMP for some datasets, as well as the coding of consumption variables for datasets released before 2011.

The income variables, however, have not been affected by any of these changes. Consequently, no changes were made to the Key Figures.

See Revision Notes for details.

October 1, 2015 | Data

New data from Brazil

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Brazil, BR13 (Wave IX), has been added.

The dataset is from the 2013 Wave of the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), carried out by the Brazilian Geographical and Statistical Institute / Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

In addition, the previous two waves of the same survey, BR09 and BR11, have been slightly revised to make them consistent with the older BR06, as well as with this new BR13 dataset (see Revision notes for more details).

August 3, 2015 | Data