Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-511-003-1-1-International-PAM-1970

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF), 1970-2009.  [machine-readable data file] / Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University  [principal investigator(s)] / Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CNEF

Date Accessioned: 9/24/2012

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: To use BHPS, SOEP, HILDA, KLIPS, and SHP-CNEF data a user needs to sign a contract with the data provider of each country. To use the RLMS-HSE-CNEF data a user must first register on the CNEF website. The PSID -CNEF data are public use and it can be downloaded from the CNEF website.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 9/24/2012

Documentation: Codebook files are available at

Abstract: This is an expanded Cross-National Equivalent File 1970-2009. It contains equivalently defined variables for the British Household Panel Study (BHPS), the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Austral (HILDA), the Korea Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS) (new member), the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE) (new member), the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), the Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). The data are designed to allow cross-national researchers not experienced in panel data analysis to access a simplified version of these panels, while providing experienced panel data users with guidelines for formulating equivalent variables across countries. Most importantly, the equivalent file provides a set of constructed variables (for example pre- and post-government income and United States and international household equivalence weights) that are not directly available on the original surveys. Since the Cross-National Equivalent File 1970-2009 can be merged with the original surveys, PSID-CNEF users can easily incorporate these constructed variables into current analyses.

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