These cross national 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 1970-2013 can be merged with the original surveys, PSID-CNEF users can easily incorporate these constructed variables into current analyses.

The CNEF User Package is contained on a CD-ROM and includes:

  1. BHPS data from 1991 to 2015 on over 21,000 individuals and 6,000 households
  2. HILDA data from 2001 to 2015 on over 19,000 individuals and 7,000 households
  3. KLIPS data from 1998 to 2014 on over 14,000 individuals and 7,000 households
  4. PSID data from 1970 to 2014, on over 33,000 individuals and 7,000 households
  5. RLMS-HSE data from 1995-2014
  6. SHP data from 1999-2014 on 12,900 individuals and 5,000 households
  7. SLID data from 1993 to 2014 on over 95,000 individuals and 32,000 households.*
  8. SOEP data from 1984 to 2014 on over 20,000 individuals and 6,000 households.
  9. A codebook that describes the methods used to create each variable in each country, the algorithm for its creation based in the original survey variable names, and descriptive statistics for each variable in Adobe Acrobat format.

*SLID data for 1993-2014 are not on the CD but are available to registered users by special arrangement with Statistics Canada. These data are available in SAS-Windows *.SAS 7bdat,  SPSS-Windows *.SAV,  Stata 9.0 , and ASCII formats. The 2010 survey year is the last year that SLID-CNEF data were produced. A new survey, the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA), will take SLID’s place. We don’t yet know when that will occur. Keep checking!

Complete instructions for obtaining all the following data may be accessed SOEP-CNEF access procedures.

  • PSID-CNEF or download PSID data files here