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Finding Data: Data on Labor - Latin America & Caribbean

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

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Argentina :: Labor - Brazil :: Labor - Chile :: Labor - Colombia ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Cuba :: Labor - Guatemala :: Labor - Honduras :: Labor - Mexico ::

  • Selected Resources for:

    Labor - Nicaragua :: Labor - Peru :: Labor - Uruguay ::

  • All The Ginis 1950-2008
    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 2008.

  • Encuesta Continua de Hogares 1999
    Bolivia Household Survey 1999. Living conditions were measured through data collection on subjects of health and health care access, fertility, employment, income, expenditures, education, basic services, and housing. The sample size was 3,064 households.

  • Encuesta Continua de Hogares 2000
    Bolivia Household Survey 2000. Living conditions were measured through data collection on subjects of health and health care access, fertility, employment, income, expenditures, education, basic services, and housing. The sample size was 5, 032 households.

  • Encuesta Continua de Hogares 2003-2004
    Bolivia Household Survey 2003-2004. Includes detailed information on income and expenditures of households as well as data on household demographics, education, health, employment, and housing conditions.

  • Encuesta de Hogares 2001
    Bolivia Household Survey 2001. Living conditions were measured through data collection on subjects of health and health care access, fertility, employment, income, expenditures, education, basic services, and housing. Questions on religion, disability, and unpaid domestic work were also included in the 2001 questionnaire. The sample size was 5,744 households.

  • Encuesta de Hogares 2002
    Bolivia Household Survey 2002. Living conditions were measured through data collection on subjects of health and health care access, fertility, employment, income, expenditures, education, basic services, and housing. The sample for this survey size was 5,952 households.

  • Encuesta de Hogares 2005
    Bolivia Household Survey 2005. Includes household demographics, migration, education, employment, income, expenditures, and housing; however, modules from prior years on health and social programs were not included in this year. The sample size was 4,260 households.

  • Encuesta de Presupuestos Familiares 1990
    Bolivia Household Budget Survey 1990. Conducted in the urban cites of Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, and El Alto with the objective of creating a new Consumer Price Index. Information was collected on employment, income, household expenditures, assets, and housing.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1989
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey February 1989. Conducted in the major cities of the country's 9 departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad and Cobija, as well as El Alto. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1990
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1990. Conducted in the major cities of the country's 9 departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad and Cobija, as well as El Alto. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1991
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1991. Conducted in the major cities of the country's nine departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad. The city of Cobija was not included but the city of El Alto was. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1992
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1992. Conducted in the major cities of the country's nine departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad. The city of Cobija was not included but the city of El Alto was. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1993
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1993. conducted in the major cities of the country's nine departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad and Cobija, as well as El Alto. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1994
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1994. Conducted in the major cities of the country's nine departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad and Cobija, as well as El Alto. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Integrada de Hogares 1995
    Bolivia Integrated Household Survey 1995. Conducted in the major cities of the country's nine departments, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija, Trinidad and Cobija, as well as El Alto. Surveyors collected data on subjects of employment, income, education, migration, health, housing, and expenditures.

  • Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares 2007
    Dominican Republic National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2007-2008. Tabulations only.

  • Haiti Enquete sur les Conditions de Vie en Haiti 2001
    Haiti Living Condition Survey 2001. Three questionnaires were used to collect data for the ECVH. The Housing Questionnaire covered housing demographics, migration, education, health, the labor force, the household economy, agriculture, and the environment. Each woman aged 14 and over and each person responsible for a child was given the Woman and Child Questionnaire on reproductive care, pre-and postnatal care, contraception, child support, disease in children, and anthropometry. A third questionnaire given to random members of the population age 15 or older contained questions on migration, working conditions and training, education, health, family planning, family attitudes and social life, satisfaction with the social and political situation and domestic violence.

  • 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), Austria (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001), Bangladesh (1991, 2001, 2011), Belarus (1999), Bolivia (1976, 1992, 2001), Brazil (1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, 2010), Burkina Faso (1985, 1996, 2006), Cambodia (1998, 2008), Cameroon (1976, 1987, 2005), Canada (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001), Chile (1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002), China (1982, 1990), Colombia (1964, 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005), Costa Rica (1963, 1973, 1984, 2000), Cuba (2002), Dominican Republic (1960, 1970, 1981, 2002, 2010), Ecuador (1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2001, 2010), Egypt (1996, 2006), El Salvador (1992, 2007), Fiji (1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007), France (1962, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1990, 1999, 2006), West Germany (1970, 1987), East Germany (1971, 1981) Ghana (2000, 2010), Greece (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001), Guinea (1983, 1996), Haiti (1971, 1982, 2003), Hungary (1970, 1980, 1990, 2001, India (1983, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2004 -- all employment surveys), Indonesia (1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010), Iran (2006), 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), (Mongolia 1989, 2000), Morocco (1982, 1994, 2004), Nepal (2001), Netherlands (1960, 1971, 2001), Nicaragua (1971, 1995, 2005), Nigeria (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Pakistan (1973, 1981, 1998), Palestine (1997, 2007), Panama (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010), Peru (1993, 2007), Philippines (1990, 1995, 2000), Portugal (1981, 1991, 2001), Puerto Rico (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005), Romania (1977, 1992, 2002), Rwanda (1991, 2002), Saint Lucia (1980, 1991), Senegal (1988, 2002), Sierra Leone (2004), Slovenia (2002), South Africa (1996, 2001, 2007), Spain (1981, 1991, 2001), South Sudan (2008), Sudan (2008), Switzerland (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Tanzania (1988, 2002), Thailand (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Turkey (1985, 1990, 2000), Uganda (1991, 2001), Ukraine (2001), United Kingdom (1991, 2001), United States (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2001-2012 {American Community Survey}), 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 (8th edition) (KILM)
    7th edition does not require installation. 8th edition exists in multiple formats and requires installation.

  • Latin American Migration Project (LAMP)
    Born as an extension of the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), which was created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to advance our understanding of the complex processes of international migration and immigration to the United States.

  • 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.

    Data is available for download from the web site for:

    • Albania 1996 (requires permission), 2002-2005, 2008
    • 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
    • Guatemala 2000
    • India 1997-1998
    • Iraq 2006-2007
    • Yugoslavia- Kosovo 2000
    • Kyrgyz Republic 1993, 1996-1998
    • Nicaragua 1993, 1998-1999, 2001, 2005
    • Niger 2011
    • Nigeria 2010-2011
    • 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 2010-2011

    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
    • Malawi 2004-2005 (restricted), 2010-2011 (unrestricted)
    • Morocco 1991
    • Nepal 1996, 2003-2004, 2010-2011
    • Pakistan 1991
    • Romania 1994-1995
    • Viet Nam 1992-1993, 1997-1998, 2002-2004

  • Luxembourg Income Studies (LIS)
    Household income surveys involving 41 countries. Also available are the Luxembourg Employment Study, a database containing data on labor force characteristics for 16 countries (ceased in 2000 and incorporated into LIS), and the Luxembourg Wealth Study, a database containing data on household wealth in 12 countries. Users must register to gain access, but registration is free for academic use. For variables in the LIS and LWS over time see their web sites.

  • 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.

  • Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEDLAS and The World Bank)
    Includes statistics on poverty and other distributional and social variables from 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on microdata from households surveys. Some data is subnational.

  • Statistics of Trade Union Membership (1980-2009)
    Includes data for 49 countries. Dates vary by country but range from 1980-2009.

    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.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009