Self-Teaching

Resources to help you learn to use the LIS Databases

Self-teaching materials and sample files are available to help you learn how to work with the microdata that we provide through the LISSY system.

Self-Teaching Materials

Our self-teaching materials are designed to help you get acquainted with programming syntax that you might want to use while working with our microdata through the LISSY system.

Sample Files

You may download sample files onto your personal computer in order to check your syntax and debug your programs before submitting them via LISSY. Sample files are for instructional purposes only; do not draw substantive conclusions based on these files.  These artificial samples contain a sub-sample of the US04 dataset consisting of 1000 households and their respective household members as well as a sub-sample of the IT04 dataset that includes 240 households.

Select your data analysis package below for more information on the resource materials and sample files:
LIS Self-Teaching Exercises Part I: Inequality, Poverty, and Social Policy
LIS Self-Teaching Exercises Part II: Gender, Employment and Wages

LIS SELF-TEACHING SELF-TEACHING SAMPLE FILES HELPFUL LINKS TO LEARN
SPSS Part I Part II US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/default.htm
http://www.spss.com/
SAS Part I Part II US04 Format Catalog
US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Format Catalog
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/default.htm
http://www.sas.com
STATA Part I Part II US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/default.htm
http://stata.com/
LWS SELF-TEACHING SAMPLE FILES HELPFUL LINKS TO LEARN
SPSS Exercises LWS-IT02 Household dataset http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/default.htm
http://www.spss.com/
SAS Exercises LWS-IT02 Format Catalog
LWS-IT02 Household dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/default.htm
http://www.sas.com
STATA Exercises LWS-IT02 Household dataset http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/default.htm
http://stata.com/

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