Leiden LIS Sectoral Income Inequality Dataset
15 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013
Date Written: June 1, 2013
The Leiden LIS Sectoral Income Inequality Dataset contains information on multiple indicators of earnings inequality and employment within 9 sectors and 12 subsectors for 12 developed countries and 49 LIS waves between 1969 and 2005. We provide additional information of earnings and employment at the country level. This dataset draws upon data from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) micro dataset, which is a time series of household survey data containing information on earnings and employment, standardised across countries. The Leiden LIS Sectoral Income Inequality Dataset allows researchers and public policy analysts to compare sectoral earnings inequality and employment levels across developed countries over the last three decades, based on a standardised classification of sectors across countries and periods. The data can be linked to other sectoral databases, for instance to the OECD Structural Analysis (STAN) database. The database extends the work of Mahler, Jesuit, and Roscoe (1999) who calculate sectoral earnings inequality in 10 countries around the years 1985 and 1990.
Keywords: Income inequality, earnings inequality, sectoral employment, income distribution
JEL Classification: D30, E24, J31, L60, P16
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