How to Use the EU-SILC Panel to Analyse Monthly and Hourly Wages

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Melissa Berger

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - Corporate Taxation and Public Finance Research

Sandra Schaffner

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is a rotational panel provided by Eurostat that covers important variables over all EU Member States. Unfortunately, Eurostat provides separate data sets which do not cover all waves. Furthermore, information on monthly income and hourly wages are missing. In this paper, we make two contributions: first, we develop a method for combining the different waves in order to increase the number of observations; second, we derive monthly and hourly pay.

Keywords: EU-SILC, sampling weights, income, Europe, data quality, panel data

JEL Classification: C81, C83, D31

Suggested Citation

Berger, Melissa and Schaffner, Sandra, How to Use the EU-SILC Panel to Analyse Monthly and Hourly Wages (December 1, 2012). Ruhr Economic Paper No. 390, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2200453 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2200453

Melissa Berger

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - Corporate Taxation and Public Finance Research ( email )

Mannheim
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.zew.de/de/mitarbeiter/mitarbeiter.php3?action=mita&kurz=men

Sandra Schaffner (Contact Author)

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.rwi-essen.de/schaffner

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