LWS Database

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

Documentation LWS Pilot Datasets

List of LWS Datasets

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

Countries Wave IV Wave V Wave VI Wave VII Wave VIII Wave IX Wave X
Australia *AU04 AU10 *AU14
Austria *AT10
Canada CA99 CA05 CA12
Finland FI09 FI13
Germany *DE02 *DE07 *DE12
Greece GR09 GR14
Italy *IT95 *IT00 *IT04 *IT08 IT10 IT14
Norway NO10 NO13
Slovakia SK10 SK14
Slovenia SI14
South Africa *ZA15
Spain *ES09 ES11
Sweden *SE02 *SE05
United Kingdom UK07 UK09 UK11 *UK13
United States US95 US98 US01 US04 US07 US10 US13

* 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