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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

Germany – annualisation of the LIS series from 2000

Continuing on the effort to annualise the German LIS series, seven additional data points based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) carried out by German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) have been added to the LIS Database (DE14, DE12, DE09, DE08, DE05, DE03 and DE02).

With this addition, the German LIS series is now completely annual starting from the year 2000. Further efforts in the annualisation of the first part of the series will continue throughout the year.

June 15, 2018 | Data

Hungary – HU15 added to LIS and major update of the whole series

One new dataset from Hungary, HU15 (Wave X) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2015 wave of the Tárki Household Monitor Survey carried out by Tárki Social Research Centre.

In addition, the whole LIS series for Hungary has undergone a substantial revision to ensure a better overtime comparability, especially in what concerns the way the imputation of missing income data has been handled. While total disposable income has changed to a limited extent (implying some relatively minor changes to the LIS Key Figures), most income subcomponents have been substantially affected by the revision and are now fully comparable.

June 15, 2018 | Data

Germany – 8 New Data Points and a Full Re-Harmonisation of the GSOEP Series

The German LIS series has been substantially expanded based on the latest available wave (Wave BG, #33, 2016) of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) carried out by German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).

For consistency, all LIS data points have been updated to be in line with this latest data release by DIW. The LIS Database now includes 8 more data points: DE15, DE11, DE06, DE01, DE98, DE95, DE91 and DE87.

March 15, 2018 | Data