LIS Database

The Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) is the largest available income database of harmonised microdata collected from about 50 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia spanning five decades.

Harmonized into a common framework (Harmonisation Guidelines), LIS datasets contain household- and person-level data (List of Variables) on labour income, capital income, social security and private transfers, taxes and contributions, demography, employment, and expenditures.

For extensive documentation on the LIS Database, enter METIS

List of LIS Datasets

Note: Year given is the income reference year, that is the year to which the income data pertain.

Countries Hist.
Data
Wave I
(~ 1980)
Wave II
(~ 1985)
Wave III
(~ 1990)
Wave IV
(~ 1995)
Wave V
(~ 2000)
Wave VI
(~ 2004)
Wave VII
(~ 2007)
Wave VIII
(~ 2010)
Wave IX
(~ 2013)
Wave X
(~ 2016)
Australia AU81 AU85 AU89 AU95 AU01 AU03 AU08 AU10 *AU14
Austria AT87 AT94
AT95
AT97
AT00 AT04 AT07 AT10 AT13
Belgium BE85 BE88
BE92
BE95
BE97
BE00
Brazil BR06 BR09
BR11
BR13
Canada CA71
CA75
CA81 CA87 CA91 CA94
CA97
CA98
CA00
CA04 CA07 CA10 *CA13
Chile *CL90 *CL95 *CL00 *CL03 *CL06 *CL09 *CL13 *CL15
China CN02
Colombia CO04 CO07 CO10 CO13 *CO16
Czech Rep CZ92 CZ96 CZ02 CZ04 CZ07 CZ10 CZ13
Denmark DK87 DK92 DK95 DK00 DK04 DK07 DK10 DK13
Dominican Rep. DO07
Egypt EG12
Estonia EE00 EE04 EE07 EE10 EE13
Finland FI87 FI91 FI95 FI00 FI04 FI07 FI10 FI13
France FR78 FR84 FR89 FR94 FR00 FR05 FR10
Germany DE73 DE78
DE81
DE83
DE84
DE89 DE94 DE00 DE04 DE07 DE10 DE13
Georgia GE10 GE13
Greece GR95 GR00 GR04 GR07 GR10 GR13
Guatemala GT06 GT11 GT14
Hungary HU91 HU94 HU99 HU05 HU07 HU09 HU12
Iceland IS04 IS07 IS10 *IS13
India IN04 IN11
Ireland IE87 IE94
IE95
IE96
IE00 IE04 IE07 IE10
Israel IL79 IL86 IL92 IL97 IL01 IL05 IL07 IL10 IL12
Italy IT86
IT87
IT89
IT91
IT93
IT95
IT98
IT00
IT04 IT08 IT10 IT14
Japan JP08
Lithuania *LT10 *LT13
Luxembourg LU85 LU91 LU94
LU97
LU00 LU04 LU07 LU10 LU13
Mexico MX84 MX89
MX92
MX94
MX96
MX98
MX00
MX02
MX04 MX08 MX10 MX12
Netherlands NL83
NL87
NL90 NL93 NL99 NL04 NL07 NL10 NL13
Norway NO79 NO86 NO91 NO95 NO00 NO04 NO07 NO10 NO13
Panama PA07 PA10 PA13
Paraguay PY10 PY13
Peru PE04 PE07 PE10 PE13
Poland PL86 PL92 PL95 PL99 PL04 PL07 PL10 PL13
Romania RO95
RO97
Russia RU00 RU04 RU07 RU10 RU13
Serbia RS06 RS10 RS13
Slovakia SK92 SK96 SK04 SK07 SK10 SK13
Slovenia SI97 SI99 SI04 SI07 SI10 SI12
South Africa ZA08 ZA10 ZA12 *ZA15
South Korea KR06 KR08 KR10 KR12
Spain ES80 ES85 ES90 ES95 ES00 ES04 ES07 ES10 ES13
Sweden SE67
SE75
SE81 SE87 SE92 SE95 SE00 SE05
Switzerland CH82 CH92 CH00
CH02
CH04 CH07 CH10 CH13
Taiwan TW81 TW86 TW91 TW95
TW97
TW00 TW05 TW07 TW10 TW13
Tunisia *TN14
UK UK69
UK74
UK79 UK86 UK91 UK94
UK95
UK99 UK04 UK07 UK10 UK13
US US74 US79 US86 US91 US94
US97
US00 US04 US07 US10 US13
Uruguay UY04 UY07 UY10 UY13 *UY16

* Forthcoming datasets are listed in red

For convenience, throughout our documentation, LIS uses short country/territory names – i.e., those that are commonly used in cross-national academia – in conjunction with standard two-letter ISO abbreviations. This convention does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of LIS concerning the legal status of any country or territory. LIS recognizes that several supranational organizations designate country/territory names which may differ from the ones that LIS uses. Examples include:


United Nations

World Bank
International Labour Organization
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development