Documentation and Additional Resources Alexander Mack Overview 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. EU-SILC Data as provided by Eurostat Generating a working Dataset Documentation from Eurostat GESIS Services for European Microdata Other Tools and Resources 1. EU-SILC-Data as provided by Eurostat • Data are delivered on a DVD and are encrypted • Software for decryption WinPT and instructions are provided with the CD • The following screenshots show you what’s on the CD 1.Latest Eurostat DVD 1. Subfolder for the 2010 Cross section 1. Example .csv File 1. Documentation Subfolder 1.Documentation - Guidelines 1. Documentation – Differences between Data collected and UDB 1. Documentation – Problems and Modifications 2. Generating a working dataset • The German Microdata Lab offers setups to generate SPSS and Stata files complete with variable- and value labels and a uniform coding scheme for missing values • Got to: http://www.gesis.org/unserangebot/daten-analysieren/amtlichemikrodaten/european-microdata/eu-silc/eusilc-tools/ • Or just google: gesis EU-SILC 2. GESIS Setups • The setups provided by the GML: • Transform EU-SILC data from .csv into .sav (SPSS) or .dta (Stata) • Recode alphanumeric variables into numeric variables • Recode missing values • Define variables and value labels 2. GESIS Setups • Setups are provided online and free of cost • Setups currently cover SILC cross sectional data from 2005-2010 and the Panel Data from 2007 onward 3. Documentation from Eurostat • Eurostat pages on income social inclusion and living conditions: Core page on EU-SILC which hosts additional documents such as quality reports and national questionnaires • EU-SILC Microdata Access: Everything you need to know to file an application for data access with Eurostat • Eurostat Metadata on Income and Living conditions: Comprehensive Metadata on EU-SILC • Aggregate Statistics from EU-LFS: Section in the Eurostat Statistics database dedicated to EU-SILC 3. Documentation from Eurostat • Guidelines: Central reference document, but refers to data as collected not UDB • National quality reports: Document data collection in countries and whether EU guidelines were fulfilled • EU quality reports: Integrated quality reports • National questionnaires • Dataset description: Working report which contains information on computation of derived variables 4. GESIS Services for European Microdata • European Microdata pages at GML: • Offer information, links and tools pertaining to official EU microdata • Provide setups for generating SPSS and Stata files for use with EU-SILC and EU-LFS • The EU microdata list which will keep you posted on all matters pertaining to European Microdata • The European Microdata Users conference where you can present your research and connect with likeminded scolars • Starting in 2014 our Microdata information System MISSY will include Metadata for EU-LFS and EU-SILC 5.Other Tools and Resources • EUROMOD: Tax-benefit microsimulation model which allows calculation of the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives (ISER) • Net-SILC: Network for the analysis of EU-SILC. Hosts conferences and produces methodological papers on the EU-SILC. • NSD Macrodata Guide: Organized Collection of Sources for Macro Data for Cross National Research Thank you for your attention! Questions, Comments?