The British Household Panel Survey and its Income Data

43 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2010

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Stephen P. Jenkins

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Abstract

This paper provides a self-contained introduction to the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), concentrating on aspects relevant to analysis of the distribution of household income. I discuss BHPS design features and how data on net household income are derived. The BHPS net household income definition is modelled on that used in Britainï¾’s official personal income distribution statistics (Households Below Average Income, HBAI). I show that cross-sectional BHPS distributions track corresponding HBAI ones relatively well over time.

Keywords: British Household Panel Survey, household income, net income, disposable income, Households Below Average Income, income distribution, inequality, poverty

JEL Classification: C81, D31, I32

Suggested Citation

Jenkins, Stephen P., The British Household Panel Survey and its Income Data. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5242, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1693339

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