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Finding Data: Data on Labor - Asia

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

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Bangladesh :: Labor - China :: Labor - India :: Labor - Indonesia ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Japan :: Labor - Pakistan :: Labor - Philippines :: Labor - South Korea ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Taiwan :: Labor - Thailand :: Labor - Vietnam ::

  • Aid Salary Discrepancies and Development Workers' Performance, 2007-2010
    Explored the effects of aid salary discrepancies in the health, education and business sectors of China, India, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and the Solomon Islands. The main topics covered dual salaries, workplace justice, harmonisation of salaries, alignment of salaries, aid worker motivation, aid worker performance, poverty reduction, work benefits and culture at work. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • 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.

  • Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (1993/94, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003/04, 2007-2014)
    Survey for Cambodia includes questions on demographic characteristics, housing, agriculture, education, labor force, health, victimization, and household income and consumption.

  • Child Domestic Worker Survey 2003
    Summary results from Cambodia estimated that the total number of child domestic workers (CDWs) aged 7-17 in Phnom Penh was 27,950. In terms of age, more CDWs fall in the 10-14 and 15-17 groups. In general, the survey found more female than male CDWs (58.6 percent female and 41.4 percent male).

  • General Household Survey (Hong Kong) (2015+)
    Continuous sample survey to collect information on the labour force, unemployment and underemployment. Provides statistics on labour force participation, unemployment and underemployment showing the characteristics of the labour force. Statistics on hours of work and employment earnings of the employed and underemployed persons are also included.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (1st Quarter 2007+)
    Indicator of hiring activity for the next quarter. The forecast includes responses from over 65,000 employers in 42 countries and covers the world's major labor markets.

  • 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.

  • Post-Trafficking Livelihoods in Nepal: Women, Sexuality and Citizenship, 2010-2012
    The aims were to examine the intersections of sexuality, citizenship and pro-poor policy making for trafficked women upon their return to their home country of origin, Nepal. The aims of the project were: 1. To examine the role of sexuality and citizenship in livelihood strategies, focusing particularly on the experiences of diverse groups of returnee trafficked women as new democratic processes, supported by national and transnational communities, are unfolding in Nepal. 2. To generate new gendered understandings and research approaches to the relationship between citizenship, sexuality and pro-poor development. This objective involved analysing competing discourses and policies on sexuality, trafficking and emerging models of citizenship as they intersect with pro poor development in Nepal. 3. To examine the professionalisation of activist anti-trafficking networks and the impact of this on grassroots activists/local NGOs' ability to get sexual citizenship on transnational advocacy, donor and national pro-democracy agendas. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Quasi-Experimental Survey on the Effect of Microfinance: 2015 [Malaysia]
    Microfinance is perceived as an effective tool to empower women especially those who are deprived of accessing financial services. However, literature provides conflicting evidence and demonstrates that empowerment may not, or may only be partially achieved especially in Muslims community. This study intended to examine how access to Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) productive loan affect Malay Muslims women in urban area. A quasi experimental approach was conducted through a cross sectional survey distributed to 500 of old and new clients. The analysis shows significant effects on participation in (AIM) microcredit on household decisions making and access to health insurance.

  • School-to-work transition survey (SWTS) micro data files
    Between 2004 and 2006, the ILO partnered with 8 countries (Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Mongolia, Nepal, Syria) to pilot its SWTS.

  • 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

  • STEP Skills Measurement Program
    Initiative to measure skills in low and middle-income countries. Provides policy-relevant data to enable a better understanding of skill requirements in the labor market, backward linkages between skills acquisition and educational achievement, personality, and social background, and forward linkages between skills acquisition and living standards, reductions in inequality and poverty, social inclusion, and economic growth. Includes a household-based survey and an employer-based survey.

  • 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