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The Barro-Lee Data Set provides educational attainment data for 146 countries in 5-year intervals from 1950 to 2010.
It also provides information about the distribution of educational attainment of the adult population over age 15 and over age 25 by sex at several levels of schooling. Average years of schooling at all levels are also measured for each country and for regions in the world.
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The British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), is a longitudinal instrument for social and economic research. A sample of British households was drawn and first interviewed in 1991. The members of these original households have since been followed and annually interviewed until 2009. As part of the last BHPS wave in 2009 participants were asked if they would consider joining the new, larger and more wide-ranging survey Understanding Society.
The European Community Household Panel (ECHP) is a harmonized longitudinal survey that involves annual interviewing of a representative panel of households and individuals in 15 European countries.
The major areas of the ECHP survey concern the economic activity and personal income of the survey participants. It also includes items on health, education, housing, migration, demographics and employment characteristics.
The European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household sample survey providing quarterly and annual data on labor participation of people aged 15 and over as well as on persons outside the labor force.
LFS data covers all industries and occupations and includes data on topics such as employment, unemployment, inactivity: hours worked, second job, methods used to find work, part-time employment, self employment, education and training.
The German Microcensus is a representative population sample containing structural population and labor market data in which 1 percent of all households in Germany are involved (ongoing household sample). The majority of questions are subject to the obligation to provide information. Based on the household sample, every individual living in the household is questioned or, alternatively, an adult provides information about the other members of the household.
The Microcensus provides statistical information on the economic and social situation of the population as well as on employment, the labor market and the education system (multipurpose sample).
The sampling on labor of the European Union is also integrated in the Microcensus.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey is an Australian household-based longitudinal panel study which began in 2001.
HILDA collects information about economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. Special questionnaire modules are included each wave and have covered topics such as wealth, retirement and fertility intentions
The IAB Establishment Panel is a nationally representative panel of establishments based on a stratified random sample of the population of all establishments with at least one employee covered by social insurance.
The IAB Establishment Panel is conceptualized as a longitudinal survey, with the majority of the same establishments interviewed every year (reference date). The survey began in 1993 in West Germany and was carried out in East Germany since 1996.
The Linked Employer-Employee Data from the IAB (LIAB) allow for simultaneous analysis of the supply and demand sides of the German labor market and comprises data from a representative annual establishment survey as well as personal data generated in labor administration and social security data processing.
RUMiC was established to study the patterns and effects of migration in China and was designed to provide a longitudinal data set covering a five-year time span.
It collects data on three populations:
- Rural households both with and without migrants (through the Rural Household Survey)
- Urban resident households (through the Urban Household Survey)
- Rural-to-urban migrants (through the Urban Migrant Survey)
To answer questions with relation to migration's impact on income mobility, poverty alleviation, education, health and nutrition of migrant children, and the assimilation of migrant workers into the city.
The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) is a nationally representative sample survey of men and women born in the years 1957-64. The young men and women were 14–22 years old when they were first surveyed in 1979. These individuals were interviewed annually through 1994 and are currently interviewed on a biennial basis.
The National Sample Survey (NSS) is a nationally representative large-scale multipurpose survey of households in India.
The NSS Surveys are conducted in the form of rounds, each round being normally of one-year duration. The subject coverage of NSS inquiries for different rounds is decided on the basis of a 10 year time frame. In this cycle, 1 year is devoted to land and live stock holdings, debt and investment; 1 year to social consumption (education and health care, etc.), 2 years to quinquennial surveys on household consumer expenditure, employment & unemployment situation and 4 years to non- agricultural enterprises, namely, manufacturing, trade and services in unorganized sector. The remaining 2 years are for open rounds in which subjects of current/special interest are followed.
The OECD Main Economic Indicators presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of economic indicators. The indicators cover national accounts, industrial production, employment, prices, business trends and trade for the member countries and selected non-member countries. The data enable comparisons between countries, especially for relative values and rates of change.
The STAN database for industrial analysis provides a comprehensive tool for analyzing industrial performance at a relatively detailed level of activity across countries.
It includes annual measures of output, labor input, investment and international trade which allow users to construct a wide range of indicators to focus on areas such as productivity growth, competitiveness and general structural change. Through the use of a standard industry list, comparisons can be made across countries.
The Penn World Table (PWT) is a set of national-accounts data developed and maintained by scholars at the University of California, Davis and the Groningen Growth Development Centre of the University of Groningen to measure real GDP across countries and over time. Successive updates have added countries (currently 167), years (1950-2011), and data on capital, productivity, employment and population. The current version of the database, version 8.0, thus allows for comparisons of relative GDP per capita, as a measure of standard of living, the productive capacity of economies and their productivity level. Compared to other databases, such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, the time period covered is larger and there is more data that is useful for comparing productivity across countries and over time.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) is a federal/state cooperative program in the United States that measures employment and wages in industries covered by unemployment insurance. Data are available by industry and county.
The program provides data about monthly employment, total wages and taxable wages from quarterly unemployment-tax forms filed by employers.
The purpose of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is to evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state and local government programs. This survey provides information regarding the income and labor force participation of American households and their participation in transfer of income programs.
The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (ULMS) was aimed at getting detailed information on employment, reasons for unemployment and job search strategies, education, changes in places of residence and health of active adult population of Ukraine.
The WageIndicator Survey is a continuous, multilingual, multi-country web-survey, counducted across 65 countries since 2000. The web-survey generates cross sectional and longitudinal data which might provide data especially about wages, benefits, working hours, working conditions and industrial relations.
The survey has detailed questions about earnings, benefits, working conditions, employment contracts and training, as well as questions about education, occupation, industry and household characteristics.
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates (World Development Indicators, 2014).