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National Household Panel Surveys

Negotiating the Life Course Survey (NLC)
The NLC survey interviews approxiamately 1500 Australian respondents every three years. The NLC survey collects data about Australian's work, income, family, health and education. NLC discussion papers are available to download online.

Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA)
HILDA collects data from approxiamates 13000 Australians each year. This household panel-based survey explores three main areas: economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. There is a HILDA discussion paper and technical paper series available online.

British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
The BHPS has conducted 17 waves of data collection. The initial wave consisted of 5,500 households and 10,300 individuals. A technical and working paper series for the BHPS data is available online.

European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP)
The European Community Household Panel (ECHP) is a survey that involves annual interviewing of a representative panel of households and individuals in each country, covering a wide range of topics: income, health, education, housing, demographics and employment characteristics, etc. The total duration of the ECHP was 8 years, running from 1994 to 2001.

The Northern Ireland Household Panel Survey (NIHPS)
The purpose of NIHPS is to understand the dynamics of change experienced by the population of Northern Ireland and its evolution over the lifetime of the study. The survey largely mirrors the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), and is currently in it´s sixth wave.

The Swiss Household Panel Survey (SHP)
The principal aim of the SHP is to observe social change, in particular, the dynamics of changing living conditions in the population of Switzerland. Publications are available on the website.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
The PSID is a study of around 8000 US families. The PSID had been collecting data about American's economic, health and social behaviour since wave 1 in 1968. There is a data quality bibliography available for the PSID.

German Socioeconomic Panel Study (SOEP)
This panel began in 1984. In 2008 the SOEP surveyed approxiamately 11,000 households. SOEP discussion papers are available to download online.

Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID)
SLID is a longitudinal suvey examining changes in Labour market and income dynamics. This survey aims to improve the understanding of Canadians economic well-being. There are publications available online.

Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE)
Since October 2002 SoFIE has been collecting information on New Zealander's circumstances and lifestyles, and the factors that influence these aspects of people's lives.

Russian Socioeconomic Transition Panel (RUSSET)
The RUSSET longitudinal survey ran from 1993 to 1999. During this time many economic, political and social changes took place within Russia. A list of publications using data from RUSSET is available.

Belgian Socioeconomic Panel
The Belgian Socioeconomic Panel conducted interviews in 1985, 1988,1992, 1997. This panel explores a number of areas such as demographics, employment, housing, income and wealth. Publications are available from the General Centre for Social Policy.

Swedish HUS Panel Data Project
The first wave of HUS interviews were conducted in 1984. Since then, a further 6 waves have been conducted.

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