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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

China – CN13 Added to LIS and a Major Update of CN02

One new dataset from China, CN13 (Wave IX) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the fifth wave (CHIP2013) of the China Household Income Survey (CHIP) carried out by Chinese Institute for Income Distribution (CIID) with assistance from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

CN13 dataset covers three subsamples (rural, urban, and rural to urban migrants), the full integration of the income and expenditure variables in this wave, has allowed for more consistent harmonisation of the dataset.
The CN02 dataset has undergone a substantial revision to comply as much as possible with the latest wave, and in order to achieve better comparability between the 3 subsamples.

Main revisions for CN02 include:

  • Updating the weight variables to improve the representation of the 3 subsamples
  • Correcting an error in the individual labour income for the rural sub-sample
  • Revising/updating the variables to be more consistent across the 3 sub-samples

March 15, 2018 | Data

United States – One New Dataset in LIS

One new dataset from United States, US16 (Wave X). The dataset is based on the March 2017 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS) carried out by U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

March 15, 2018 | Data

Paraguay – Four New Datasets in LIS

Four new datasets from Paraguay, PY16 (Wave X), PY07 (Wave VII), PY04 (Wave VI) and PY00 (Wave V), have been added to the LIS Database.

These datasets are based on the Continuous Household Survey (EPH) carried out by Directorate-General of Statistics, Surveys and the Census (DGEEC).

In addition to releasing these new datasets, the other LIS datasets based on the same survey, namely PY13 and PY10, have been revised for consistency.

March 15, 2018 | Data