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Canada – New Dataset from a New Survey Added to the LIS Database

One new dataset from Canada, CA13 (Wave IX) has been added to the LIS Database.
The dataset is based on the second wave (2013) of the new Canadian Income Survey (CIS) carried out by Statistics Canada.

In addition to releasing this Wave IX dataset, the previous LIS datasets based on the predecessor of the CIS (the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, SLID), namely CA98, CA00, CA04, CA07 and CA10, have been revised for consistency.

September 14, 2017 | Data

Lithuania – New Country in LIS

LIS is delighted to announce that it has acquired income microdata from Lithuania. As of today, two new datasets, LT10 (Wave VIII) and LT13 (Wave IX) have been added to the LIS Database.

The datasets are based respectively on the 2011 and 2014 waves of the Lithuanian Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC) carried out by Statistics Lithuania.

September 14, 2017 | Data

Austria – New Country in LWS

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired wealth microdata from Austria. As of today, two new datasets AT11 (Wave VIII) and AT14 (Wave IX) have been added to the LWS Database.

The datasets are based respectively on the first and second waves of the Austrian Household and Finance Consumption Survey (HFCS) carried out by the National Bank of Austria and co-ordinated by the European Central Bank (ECB).

September 14, 2017 | Data

Italy – Older Data Points Added to the LWS Database

With a view to create longer time-series in the LWS Database, four old data points have been added to the Italian series: IT95 (Wave IV), IT00 (Wave V), IT04 (Wave VI) and IT08 (Wave VII).

The datasets are based on the corresponding waves of the Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW), carried out by the Bank of Italy and already included in the LIS Database.

At the same time, the two more recent data points for Italy (IT10 and IT14) have been revised (see Italy – Revision of the Italian series in the LIS and LWS Databases).

September 14, 2017 | Data

Italy – Revision of the Italian Series in the LIS and LWS Databases

Spurred by the recent provision of a new consistent series of weights by the data provider, the Italian series from 1995 onwards (IT95, IT98, IT00, IT04, IT08, IT10 and IT14 for LIS, and IT10 and IT14 for LWS, all based on data from the Survey of Household Income and Wealth, SHIW carried out by the Bank of Italy) has been fully revised.

The revision of the earlier years included in the LIS Database (also based on the same original survey) is currently in process and will become available at the end of 2017.

On top of the incorporation of the newly provided weight, the revision also included a more consistent treatment over time of income taxes and social security contributions (all the incomes are now expressed net of taxes and contributions for the whole series, with the information on taxes and contributions being available separately among the non-consumption expenditures), as well as a more comprehensive provision of consumption data.

September 14, 2017 | Data

Guatemala – Revision of Two Datasets in the LIS Database

As announced last June at the moment of the release of the newer datasets for Guatemala, LIS has carried out a revision of the previous dataset based on the same survey (the National Survey of Living Conditions, ENCOVI, carried out by National Institute for Statistics, INE), GT06 (Wave VII), where non-monetary incomes and consumption variables were considerably affected.

At the same time, an important revision of the GT14 dataset was also carried out in order to systematically include all non-monetary items (consumption from own production, goods and services taken from own business, as well as in-kind gifts and donations received) that had been previously left out from both income and consumption variables; the impact on the distribution of overall DHI is substantial.

It should be noted that, whereas GT06 and GT14 now consistently include all sources of non-monetary income, GT11 only includes in-kind benefits from the employer; this difference (due to a different dissemination policy from the side of the data provider) creates a serious inconsistency in the time series and users should be very cautious when comparing over time results based on total household disposable income, DHI (such as the Key Figures).

September 14, 2017 | Data

New Datasets from Guatemala Added to the LIS Database

Two new datasets from Guatemala, GT11 (WaveVIII) and GT14 (WaveIX) have been added to the LIS Database.

The datasets are based 2011 and 2014 waves of the National Survey of Living Conditions (ENCOVI) carried out by National Institute for Statistics / Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE).

The consistency revision of the earlier LIS dataset based on the same survey (GT06) will be part of the next data release.

June 14, 2017 | Data

Slovakia – New Country in LWS

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired wealth microdata from Slovakia. As of today, two new datasets SK10 (WaveVIII) and SK14 (WaveIX) have been added to the LWS Database.

The datasets are based respectively on the first and second waves of the Slovak Household and Finance Consumption Survey (HFCS) carried out by the National Bank of Slovakia and co-ordinated by the European Central Bank (ECB).

June 14, 2017 | Data

Canada 1999 Back in LWS

With a view to create longer time-series in the LWS Database, one old data point has been added to the Canadian series: CA99 (WaveV).

The dataset is based on the 1999 wave of the Survey of Financial Securities (SFS) carried out by Statistics Canada.

June 14, 2017 | Data

Greece 2014 Added to the LWS Database

One new dataset from Greece, GR14 (Wave IX) has been added to the LWS Database.

The dataset is based on the second wave of the Greek Household and Finance Consumption Survey (HFCS) carried out by the National Bank of Greece and co-ordinated by the European Central Bank (ECB).

In addition to releasing this Wave IX dataset, the previous LWS dataset based on the same source (GR09) has been revised for consistency.

June 14, 2017 | Data