LWS General Warnings

We encourage researchers to check the documentation by country very carefully as cross-country results might not be fully comparable:

  • Some datasets have been revised (major revisions are announced, minor revisions are not)
  • All monetary amounts are reported in national currencies
  • All income amounts are annualised
  • Some datasets have net income variables only (net of taxes and contributions)
  • Some datasets have income in hundreds or thousands of national currency units
  • The contents of the weights can differ from dataset to dataset