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Finding Data: Data on Labor - Africa

ACCESS TO THESE DATA FILES ARE RESTRICTED TO CURRENTLY ENROLLED/EMPLOYED MEMBERS OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Botswana :: Labor - Djibouti :: Labor - Egypt :: Labor - Ethiopia ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Ghana :: Labor - Kenya :: Labor - Malawi :: Labor - Mali ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Namibia :: Labor - Nigeria :: Labor - Rwanda :: Labor - Senegal ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Sierra Leone :: Labor - South Africa :: Labor - Uganda :: Labor - Zambia ::

  • All The Ginis 1950-2012
    Combined Gini data from Luxembourg Income Study (suffix LIS), Socio-Economic Database for Latin America (suffix SEDLAC), World Income Distribution (suffix WYD; the full data set is available, World Bank Europe and Central Asia (suffix EE) and WIDER (suffix W) databases; with their key dummies (net/gross, income/expenditure, household/individual). More than 1500 consistent Gini values from 154 countries and covering the period from 1950 to 2012.

  • Burkina Faso - Enquete Menage sur la Migration et les Transferts de Fonds 2010
    Provided information on migrant and non-migrant households' socioeconomic characteristics and how they send remittances back home.

  • CGAP Financial Diaries with Smallholder Households 2014-2015 - Mozambique
    In order to elucidate the financial lives of smallholder households and build the evidence base on this important client group, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) of the World Bank launched the year-long Financial Diaries with Smallholder Families (the "Smallholder Diaries"). Captured the financial and in-kind transactions of 270 households in Tanzania, Pakistan and Mozambique, of which 93 households are in impoverished northern Mozambique. The sample came was drawn from 3 villages in Mozambique. Villages were selected based on their involvement in agriculture, and convenience in reaching them. Between June 2014 and July 2015, enumerators visited sample families every fortnight to conduct comprehensive face-to-face interviews to track all the money flowing into and out of their households.

  • CGAP Financial Diaries with Smallholder Households 2014-2015 - Tanzania
    In order to elucidate the financial lives of smallholder households and build the evidence base on this important client group, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) of the World Bank launched the year-long Financial Diaries with Smallholder Families (the Smallholder Diaries). Captured the financial and in-kind transactions of 270 households in Tanzania, Pakistan and Mozambique, of which 86 households are in the fertile farmlands of western Tanzania. The sample was drawn from 2 villages in Tanzania. Villages were selected based on their involvement in agriculture, and convenience in reaching them. Between June 2014 and July 2015, enumerators visited sample families every fortnight to conduct comprehensive face-to-face interviews to track all the money flowing into and out of their households.

  • IPUMS-International Census Data
    Project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Samples are currently available for Argentina (1970, 1980, 1991, 2001, 2010), Armenia (2001, 2011), Austria (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Bangladesh (1991, 2001, 2011), Belarus (1999, 2009), Bolivia (1976, 1992, 2001), Botswana (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Brazil (1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, 2010), Burkina Faso (1985, 1996, 2006), Cambodia (1998, 2008), Cameroon (1976, 1987, 2005), Canada (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Chile (1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002), China (1982, 1990, 2000), Colombia (1964, 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005), Costa Rica (1963, 1973, 1984, 2000, 2011), Cuba (2002), Dominican Republic (1960, 1970, 1981, 2002, 2010), Ecuador (1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2001, 2010), Egypt (1986, 1996, 2006), El Salvador (1992, 2007), Ethiopia [1984, 1994, 2007], Fiji (1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007), France (1962, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1990, 1999, 2006, 2011), West Germany (1970, 1987), East Germany (1971, 1981) Ghana (1984, 2000, 2010), Greece (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Guinea (1983, 1996), Haiti (1971, 1982, 2003), Hungary (1970, 1980, 1990, 2001, 2011, India (1983, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2004, 2009 -- all employment surveys), Indonesia (1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010), Iran (2006, 2011), Iraq (1997), Ireland (1971, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2011), Israel (1972, 1983, 1995), Italy (2001), Jamaica (1982, 1991, 2001), Jordan (2004), Kenya (1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009), Kyrgyz Republic (1999, 2009), Liberia (1974, 2008), Malawi (1987, 1998, 2008), Malaysia (1970, 1980, 1991, 2000), Mali (1987, 1998, 2009), Mexico (1960, 1970, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015), (Mongolia 1989, 2000), Morocco (1982, 1994, 2004), Mozambique [1997, 2007], Nepal (2001), Netherlands (1960, 1971, 2001), Nicaragua (1971, 1995, 2005), Nigeria (2006-2010), Pakistan (1973, 1981, 1998), Palestine (1997, 2007), Panama (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010), Paraguay [1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002], Peru (1993, 2007), Philippines (1990, 1995, 2000), Poland (1978, 1988, 2002, 2011), Portugal (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Puerto Rico (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010), Romania (1977, 1992, 2002, 2011), Rwanda (1991, 2002), Saint Lucia (1980, 1991), Senegal (1988, 2002), Sierra Leone (2004), Slovenia (2002), South Africa (1996, 2001, 2007, 2011), Spain (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), South Sudan (2008), Sudan (2008), Switzerland (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Tanzania (1988, 2002, 2012), Thailand (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Trinidad and Tobago (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2011), Turkey (1985, 1990, 2000), Uganda (1991, 2001), Ukraine (2001), United Kingdom (1991, 2001), United States (1850+), Uruguay (1963, 1975, 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011), Venezuela (1971, 1981, 1990, 2001), Vietnam (1989, 1999, 2009), Zambia (1990, 2000, 2010). Registration is required.

  • Key Indicators of the Labour Market (9th edition) (KILM)
    9th edition exists in multiple formats and requires installation.

  • Liberia - Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2014-2015
    Collected detailed information at the household level in Liberia on the following topics: education, health, employment, water and sanitary practices, household resources, grants, crime, conflicts and recent shocks to household wealth.

  • Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys
    Established by the World Bank in 1980 to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by government statistical offices in developing countries. Objectives were to develop new methods for monitoring progress in raising levels of living, to identify the consequences for households of current and proposed government policies, and to improve communications between survey statisticians, analysts, and policymakers. Surveys have been conducted in more than two dozen countries. See the LSMS Data Set Finder for topics by country.

    Data is available for download from the web site for:

    • Albania 1996 (requires permission), 2002-2005, 2008, 2012
    • Azerbaijan 1995
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004
    • Brazil 1996-1997
    • Bulgaria 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2007
    • China 1995, 1997
    • Cote d'Ivoire 1985-1988
    • Ethiopia 2011-2012, 2013-2014
    • Guatemala 2000
    • India 1997-1998
    • Iraq 2006-2007, 2012-2013
    • Yugoslavia- Kosovo 2000
    • Kyrgyz Republic 1993, 1996-1998
    • Malawi 2004-2005 (restricted), 2010-2011, 2013 (unrestricted)
    • Nicaragua 1993, 1998-1999, 2001, 2005
    • Niger 2011
    • Nigeria 2010-2011, 2012-2013
    • Panama 1997, 2003, 2008
    • Papua New Guinea 1996
    • Peru 1985, 1990-1991, 1994
    • Serbia 2002, 2003, 2007
    • South Africa 1993
    • Tajikistan 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009
    • Tanzania 1991-1994, 2004, 2008-2011
    • Timor Leste 2001, 2007
    • Uganda 2010-2012

    Surveys have been done in other countries but procedures for obtaining the data vary.

    • Armenia 1996
    • Ecuador 1994,1995,1998
    • Ghana 1987-1989, 1991-1992, 1998-1999, 2005-2006
    • Guyana 1992-1993
    • Jamaica 1988-2000
    • Kazakhstan 1996
    • Morocco 1991
    • Nepal 1996, 2003-2004, 2010-2011
    • Pakistan 1991
    • Romania 1994-1995
    • Viet Nam 1992-1993, 1997-1998, 2002-2004

  • Migrating out of Poverty) (2013-2015)
    Focuses on the relationship between internal, regional and international migration and poverty. The 1st wave of quantitative surveys was conducted in 2013 covering Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ghana, followed by surveys in 2014 and 2015 in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Includes remittances.

  • Migration and Remittances Factbook

  • Occupational Wages around the World (OWW) Database
    Contains occupational wage data for 161 occupations in 171 countries from 1983 to 2008.

  • South Sudan - High Frequency Survey 2012-2014, Panel Data
    Followed a small number of households in 4 state capitals in South Sudan: Juba, Wau, Rumbek and Malakal. Over the period of the pilot survey, households were visited 6 times. Collected a panel data set to monitor the welfare and perceptions of citizens in 4 of South Sudan's state capitals. Aimed to provide the Government of South Sudan with high frequency, high quality data on social, economic and security conditions in the country.The survey used tablet computers to collect real-time data on market prices, exchange rates and household welfare in the major towns of South Sudan.

  • South Sudan - High Frequency Survey 2015, Wave 1
    Monitored welfare and perceptions of citizens in all accessible areas of South Sudan. Contains information on security, economic conditions, education, employment, access to services, and perceptions. It also includes comprehensive information on assets and consumption, to allow estimation of poverty.

    Sample Size: Representative sample of 3,550 urban and rural households in 6 of South Sudan's 10 former states: Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Western Bahr El Ghazal, and Lakes state.

  • South Sudan - High Frequency Survey 2016, Wave 2

    Sample Size: 1,189 urban households were interviewed in 7 of the country's former 10 states

  • South Sudan - High Frequency Survey 2016, Wave 3

  • South Sudan - High Frequency Survey 2017, Wave 4

  • Statistics of Trade Union Membership (1980-2009)
    Includes data for 49 countries. Dates vary by country but range from 1980-2009. For post 2009, use ILOSTAT. Once in click on "Browse by subject" then "Yearly indicators" then Industrial Relations.

    Citation:
    Statistics of Trade Union Membership (1980-2009) (Electronic File)
    Producer: International Labor Office

  • World Handbook of Aging and Social Security Indicators (1950-1980)
    Contains 184 variables prepared by the authors in connection with their comparative study of government support of the aged. The data is focused on indicators relevant to social security (social welfare) programs and to the health and welfare of the aged. Some variables have data on up to 131 nations, although most variables have data on fewer nations, as only a limited number of nations have social security data available.

  • World Wealth and Income Database
    Provides distribution of top incomes and wealth for many nations.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009