A crucial component of LIS’ work is documenting the microdata. There is extensive documentation available on both the variable construction and the institutional context. Researchers should review the following documentation when using the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS).

New LIS Data Template / New LIS Documentation Framework

Variables and Coding

Harmonisation Guidelines
Description of the process by which the data are prepared into a common template for the purposes of cross-national research.

LIS Variable List
Reference guide to person and household-level variables

Variable Definition List
Detailed definitions of the variables including content, warnings, and recommendations.

Data Availability

Variable Availability Matrix
Chart showing which variables are available in each dataset.

List of Datasets
Chart showing which datasets are currently available.

List of Dataset Information
Chart showing numbers for dataset identification, currencies, gross/net/mixed datasets.