The Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS) is the first cross-national wealth database in existence. Harmonized into a common framework (User Guide), parallel to the one created for the LIS datasets, LWS datasets also contain household- and person-level data (List of Variables) on assets and debt, market and government income, household characteristics, labour market outcomes and, in some datasets, expenditures and behavioural indicators.
For extensive documentation on the LWS Database, enter METIS
List of LWS Datasets
Note: Year given is the wealth reference year, that is the year to which the wealth data pertain.
|Country||Code||Wave IV around 1995||Wave V around 2000||Wave VI around 2004||Wave VII around 2007||Wave VIII around 2010||Wave IX around 2013|
|United Kingdom||UK||2007||2009 2011||2013*|
|United States||US||1995||1998 2001||2004||2007||2010||2013|
* = Received. Not yet harmonised
** = Harmonisation in progress
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: