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CZ02, CZ07 & CZ10 added to LIS Database

Three 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!

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

Australia 2008 and 2010 added to the LIS Database

Two new datasets from Australia, AU08 and AU10 (Waves VII & VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The AU08 dataset is from the 2007-2008 Survey of Income and Housing (SIH), while the AU10 dataset is from the 2009-2010 integrated Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) and Household Expenditure Survey (HES), both provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

In addition, the whole Australian series (Waves I to VI) has been revised for consistency. See Revision Notes for details.

November 26, 2014 | Data

France 2010 added to the LIS Database

The latest dataset from France, FR10 (Wave VIII), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2010-2011 Household Budget Survey (Enquête Budget de Famille), and is provided by the National Statistical Office (INSEE).

In addition, FR84, FR89, FR94, FR00 and FR05 (Waves II to VI) have been revised for consistency. See Revision Notes for details.

November 26, 2014 | Data

Minor template revision and complete database rerun

During the process of preparing the launch of LIS’ new Wave IX, LIS made some minor adjustments to the current template (i.e., the set of LIS variables and definitions). The changes mostly concerned the clarification of variable and value labels, and the standardization of three labour market variables which were previously dataset-specific (TEN1_C, TEN2_C and EMPSTA_C have become TEN1YR, TEN2YR and EMPSTA).

All of these changes have been applied retroactively to the entire LIS Database. At the same time, some data cleaning has been carried out, including the elimination of cases of (categorical) variables with unlabeled codes. Please note that the income variables have not been affected by these changes, and thus no changes have been made to the Key Figures. See Revision Notes for details.

November 26, 2014 | Data

Data from Iceland are now available in the LIS Database

We are excited to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Three datasets from Iceland, IS04 (Wave VI), IS07 (Wave VII) and IS10 (Wave VIII), are now available. The datasets are from the Survey of Income and Living Conditions from Statistics Iceland.

June 18, 2014 | Data