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LWS Database now available in 2019 Template

 As of today, all the LWS datasets are available in the 2019 Template and accessible through LISSY.

We redesigned the LWS Database by including exactly the same variables in the LWS and LIS Databases, specifically incomes, expenditures, demographic and economic characteristics. We added an additional measure of wealth (Integrated Net Worth, INW) and extended the section of behavioural variables. Yet, the existing wealth and wealth-related variables have not changed and continue to offer to researchers the high quality data comparable across countries.

The pre-revised version of the LWS Database will remain accessible through LISSY under project “LWSPRE” for a specific period of time so that the researchers can finalize their ongoing projects.

For more detailed remarks and the motivation of the 2019 LIS Template for the LIS/LWS Databases see here. More information about the LWS new variable list and the user guide is available here.

June 14, 2019 | Data

Ivory Coast – New country added to the LIS Database!

LIS is delighted to announce the addition of the Ivory Coast to its Database where three data points have been added, namely CI02 (Wave V), CI08 (Wave VII), and CI15 (Wave X).

The three datasets are based on the Survey of the Household Living Standards Survey (ENV) from the National Statistical Institute of Ivory Coast.

The inclusion of Ivory Coast is accomplished through the research agreement between the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and LIS. LIS is grateful for this cooperation that allowed for this valuable addition.

June 14, 2019 | Data

Spain – ES16 added to LIS

One data point has been added to the LIS Database; namely ES16 (Wave X).
The ES16 dataset is based on the European Union’s Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), acquired from the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE).

June 14, 2019 | Data

Vietnam – New country added to the LIS Database!

In continuation of our geographical expansion, LIS has added Vietnam to its Database, two data points have been added VN11 (Wave VIII), and VN13 (Wave IX).

The datasets are based on Vietnamese Household Living Standards Survey (VHLSS) carried out by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam.

The inclusion of Vietnam is accomplished through the research agreement between the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and LIS. LIS is grateful for this cooperation that allowed for this valuable addition.

June 14, 2019 | Data

May 1: Launch of the new structure of LIS & LWS Databases!

The LIS data team is excited to announce that – on 01 May 2019 – we will launch extensively-revised versions of the LIS and LWS Databases.
After thoroughly evaluating our current data structure and querying many of our data users, we spent several months creating and testing new variable lists for both LIS and LWS. That process is completed and we are now migrating existing datasets into the new structure.

These revisions are aimed at raising the quality and ease-of-use of our harmonised microdata, by providing more standardised content across countries and over time. Both the LIS and LWS variable lists have been revised and the documentation has been improved. After the launch date, all new LIS and LWS datasets will be introduced in the new data structure. Pre-revised versions of LIS and LWS datasets will continue to be accessible through LISSY, for a period of time, to enable users to complete ongoing projects.

We are confident that our data users — both new and experienced — will benefit substantially from this restructuring. In addition to increasing the quality of the harmonised data, the simplified structure will allow our data team, ultimately, to increase the pace at which we add new datasets. Our expansion plans include two priorities: adding more middle- and possibly low-income countries, and providing annual data series when possible.

March 15, 2019 | Data

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