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Russia – Data from the new Rosstat survey have been added to LIS

LIS is delighted to announce that the entire series from a new Russian survey has been added to the LIS Database. The data are based on the 5 waves of the new Survey of the Population Income and participation in Social programs (PIS) carried out by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

The 5 waves correspond to 4 new data points for LIS (RU11 for Wave VIII, RU14 for Wave IX and RU15 and RU16 for Wave X) and one revised point (RU13, which we have updated with the PIS data). At the same time as releasing those new data, the three previous data points (RU04, RU07 and RU10) have been revised in order to include some additional family and education benefits; this correction has a modest impact on total disposable income.

December 14, 2018 | Data

United Kingdom – UK16 added to LIS

One more data point for United Kingdom, namely UK16 (Wave X) have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets is based on the 2016-2017 wave of the Family Resources Survey (FRS) carried out by Office for National Statistics (ONS) sponsored by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

December 14, 2018 | Data

Canada – CA16 added to LWS

One more data point for United Kingdom, namely CA16 (Wave X) have been added to the LWS Database. The datasets is based on the 2016 wave of the Survey of Financial Securities (SFS) carried out by Statistics Canada.
 

This brings the total number of Canadian datasets in LWS to four (CA99, CA05, CA12 and CA16).

December 14, 2018 | Data

Australia – AU14 and AU04 added to LIS and LWS

LIS is delighted to announce that two more data points have been added to both the LIS and LWS Databases, namely, AU14 (Wave IX) and AU04 (Wave VI). The AU04 dataset is based on the 2003-04 waves of the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) and Household Expenditure Survey (HES, wave 2003-04) carried out by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), while the AU14 dataset is based only on the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH, wave 2013-14). As a result, only the AU04 data include expenditure data (similarly to the already available AU10 dataset).

At the same time as releasing those new data, the data points in between (AU08 and AU10 for LIS and AU10 for LWS) have been revised in order to include the newly available figures for imputed rent based on the new methodology used by ABS (See here for a detailed description); given the methodological changes introduced with the 2003-04 wave to the salary variables, as well as the afore-mentioned change in the calculation of the imputed rent (which was applied backwards to all waves until 2003-04), the current LIS and LWS Australian data from AU04 onwards are particularly suitable for an analysis over time.

September 14, 2018 | Data

Serbia – RS16 added to LIS

One new dataset from Serbia, RS16 (Wave X) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2016 wave of the Household Budget Survey carried out by Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

In addition to releasing this Wave X dataset, the entirety of the Serbian series (RS06, RS10 and RS13) has been slightly revised in order to increase the consistency with the newest wave; the main changes concern the annualisation of occasional labour income, the split of wages into basic and supplements, and the recovery of some missing observations in the consumption variables.

September 14, 2018 | Data

Georgia – GE16 added to LIS

One new dataset from Georgia, GE16 (Wave X) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2016 wave of the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) carried out by National Statistics Office of Georgia.

September 14, 2018 | Data

Canada – Revision of education information for the earlier datasets

The education variables (EDUC and EDUC_C) for the six datasets from CA75 to CA97 have been changed to be consistent across the entire Canadian LIS series. Persons with a post-secondary certificate or diploma, previously coded as indistinguishable, were recoded into category “high”.

June 15, 2018 | Data

Israel – Two New Datasets in LIS

Two new datasets from Israel, IL14 and IL16 (Wave X) have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are based on the 2014 and 2016 waves of the Household Expenditure Survey (HES) carried out by Central Bureau of Statistics.

In addition to releasing these Wave X datasets, the almost entirety of the Israeli series (all datasets except IL79) has been revised. While most of the changes are relatively minor and have hardly no impact on the DHI variable and the LIS Key Figures, the information on household composition and living arrangements has been improved in the IL86, IL92 and IL97 datasets, giving rise to a substantial upwards revision of the child poverty rates for those two years.

LIS would like to thank the National Insurance Institute of Israel for its inestimable assistance with the harmonisation of those data.

June 15, 2018 | Data

Poland – PL16 added to LIS

One new dataset from Poland, PL16 (Wave X) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2016 wave of the Household Budget Survey carried out by Central Statistical Office (GUS).

At the same time, the information on the inclusion of taxes and contribution (stored in variable GROSSNET) was revised in PL13, PL10, PL07, PL04 and PL99, in order to better reflect the fact that only a very small part of income taxes and contributions are captured in the data (only those that are paid by the households, excluding all those withheld at source).

In addition, individual wage data, previously not available for the year 2004, have been restored.

June 15, 2018 | Data

Chile – New country added to the LIS Database!

LIS is delighted to announce that it has acquired an entire series of income microdata from Chile. As of today, twelve new datasets, CL90 and CL92 (Wave III), CL94 and CL96 (Wave IV), CL98 and CL00 (Wave V), CL03 (Wave VI), CL06 (Wave VII), CL09 and CL11 (Wave VIII), CL13 (Wave IX) and CL15 (Wave X) have been added to the LIS Database.

The datasets are based on the corresponding waves of the National Socio-Economic Characterization Survey (CASEN) carried out by Ministry of Social Development.

For users familiar with the CASEN data, please note that the income data included in LIS does not include the adjustment to the National Accounts numbers.

June 15, 2018 | Data