Cross-national Equivalent File

Contains individual-level and household-level data to ensure a harmonized cross-country comparison. It is keyed on PID (Person ID) and SYEAR (Survey Year), see


Sort Variable Name
1 Case-ID, Original Household Number cid
1 Current Wave HH Number (=bhHHNR) hid
1 Never Changing Person ID pid
1 Survey Year syear
1 Person Identification Number x11101ll
1 Gender of Individual d11102ll
1 Subsample Identifier x11104ll
1 Race of individual d11112ll
1 HH Identification Number x11102
1 Individual in HH at Survey x11103
1 Individual responded to Survey x11105
1 Age of Individual d11101
1 Race of HH Head d11103
1 Marital Status of Individual d11104
1 Relationship to HH Head d11105
1 Number of Persons in HH d11106
1 Number of Children in HH d11107
1 Education With Respect to High School d11108
1 Number of Years of Education d11109
1 Annual Work Hours of Individual e11101
1 Employment Status of Individual e11102
1 Employment Level of Individual e11103
1 Primary Activity of Individual e11104
1 Occupation of Individual e11105
1 1 Digit Industry Code of Individual e11106
1 2 Digit Industry Code of Individual e11107
1 HH Pre-Government Income i11101
1 HH Post-Government Income i11102
1 HH Labor Income i11103
1 HH Income From Asset Flows i11104
1 HH Imputed Rent i11105
1 HH Private Transfers i11106
1 HH Public Transfers i11107
1 HH Social Security Pensions i11108
1 Total HH Taxes i11109
1 Individual Labor Earnings i11110
1 HH Federal Taxes i11111
1 HH Social Security Taxes i11112
1 HH Post-Government Income (TAXSIM) i11113
1 Total HH Taxes (TAXSIM) i11114
1 HH State Taxes (TAXSIM) i11115
1 HH Federal Taxes (TAXSIM) i11116
1 HH Private Retirement Income i11117
1 Share of imputed HH Pre-Government Income i11201
1 Share of imputed HH Post-Government Income i11202
1 Share of imputed HH Labour Income i11203
1 Share of imputed HH Income From Asset Flows i11204
1 Share of imputed HH Private Transfers i11206
1 Share of imputed HH Public Transfers i11207
1 Share of imputed HH Social Security Pensions i11208
1 Share of imputed Individual Labor Earnings i11210
1 Share of imputed HH Private Retirement Income i11217
1 Individuals Cross-sectional Weight - without 1st wave of a subsample w11101
1 HH Weight w11102
1 Longitudinal Weight - Respondent Individual w11103
1 Cross-sectional Weight - all samples w11105
1 X-Sectional Weight - Enumerated Individual w11107
1 Longitudinal Weight - Enumerated Individual w11108
1 Population Factor for w11103$ w11109
1 Population Factor for w11107$ w11110
1 Population Factor for w11108$ w11111
1 Number of hh members age 0-14 h11101
1 Number of hh members age 15-18 h11102
1 Number of hh members age 0-1 h11103
1 Number of hh members age 2-4 h11104
1 Number of hh members age 5-7 h11105
1 Number of hh members age 8-10 h11106
1 Number of hh members age 11-12 h11107
1 Number of hh members age 13-15 h11108
1 Number of hh members age 16-18 h11109
1 No. hh members 19 and above or 16-18,ind h11110
1 Indicator-wife in HH h11112
1 Consumer Price Index y11101
1 State of Residence l11101
1 Region l11102
1 Household Windfall Income i11118
1 Impute Household Windfall Income i11218
1 Indicator - Head in HH h11111
1 Impute HH Imputed Rental Value i11205
1 Impute Total HH Taxes i11209
1 Individuals Cross-sectional Weight - without 1st wave of a subsample w11104
1 Impute Annual Work Hours of Individual e11201
1 Wages,Salary from main job ijob1
1 Income from secondary employment ijob2
1 Income from self-employment iself
1 old-age,disability and civil serv. pensions ioldy
1 widows and/or orphans pension iwidy
1 Unemployment benefit iunby
1 Unemployment assistance iunay
1 Subsistence allowance isuby
1 Old-age transition benefit ieret
1 Maternity benefit imaty
1 Student grants istuy
1 Military/community service pay imilt
1 Alimony ialim
1 Private Transfers received ielse
1 Company pension (surviving dependants c.p.) icomp
1 Private pension (old-age,accid.,disability) iprvp
1 13th monthly salary i13ly
1 14th monthly salary i14ly
1 Christmas bonus ixmas
1 Vacation bonus iholy
1 Profit-sharing igray
1 Other bonuses iothy
1 Retirement pay: stat. pension insurance igrv1
1 Widows pension: stat pension insurance igrv2
1 Income from rental and leasing renty
1 Operation, maintenance costs opery
1 Interest, dividend income divdy
1 Child allowance chspt
1 Housing benefit house
1 Compulsory long term care insurance nursh
1 Social assistance(living expenses etc) subst
1 Social assistance f. spec. circumstances sphlp
1 Housing support for owner-occupiers hsup
1 Imp.flag:Wages,Salary from main job fjob1
1 Imp.flag:Income from secondary job fjob2
1 Imp.flag:Income from self-employment fself
1 Imp.flag:Unemployment benefit funby
1 Imp.flag:old-age,civil serv. pensions foldy
1 Imp.flag:widows/orphans pension fwidy
1 Imp.flag:Unemployment assistance funay
1 Imp.flag:Subsistence allowance fsuby
1 Imp.flag:Old-age transition benefit feret
1 Imp.flag:Maternity benefit fmaty
1 Imp.flag:Student grants fstuy
1 Imp.flag:Military/community service pay fmilt
1 Imp.flag:Alimony falim
1 Imp.flag:Private Transfers received felse
1 Imp.flag:Company pension fcomp
1 Imp.flag:Private pension(old-age,accid.) fprvp
1 Imp.flag:13th monthly salary f13ly
1 Imp.flag:14th monthly salary f14ly
1 Imp.flag:Christmas bonus fxmas
1 Imp.flag:Vacation bonus fholy
1 Imp.flag:Profit-sharing fgray
1 Imp.flag:Other bonuses fothy
1 Imp.flag:retirement pay from fgrv1
1 Imp.flag:widows pension from fgrv2
1 Imp.flag:Income from rental and leasing frenty
1 Imp.flag:Operation, maintenance costs fopery
1 Imp.flag:Interest, dividend income fdivdy
1 Imp.flag:Child allowance fchspt
1 Imp.flag:Housing benefit fhouse
1 Imp.flag:Compuls. long term care insurance fnursh
1 Imp.flag:Social assist.(living expenses ..) fsubst
1 Imp.flag:Soc. assist. for spec. circumstan. fsphlp
1 Imp.flag:Housing support f. owner-occupiers fhsup
1 Social miners insurance pension ismp1
1 Civil servant pension iciv1
1 War victim pension iwar1
1 Farmer Pension iagr1
1 Statutory accident insurance iguv1
1 Supplementary benefits for civil servants ivbl1
1 Company pension icom1
1 Private pension iprv1
1 Other pension ison1
1 Widows social miners insurance pension ismp2
1 Widows civil servant pension iciv2
1 Widows war victim pension iwar2
1 Widows farmer Pension iagr2
1 Widows statutory accident insurance iguv2
1 Widows supplement. benefits(civil servants) ivbl2
1 Widows company pension icom2
1 Other widows pension ison2
1 Widows private pension iprv2
1 Overnight hosp stay m11101
1 Inpatient nights in hosp m11102
1 Work accident required treatment m11103
1 Frequency of sport or exercise m11104
1 Have had stroke m11105
1 High blood pressure/circulation problems m11106
1 Have or had diabetes m11107
1 Have or had cancer m11108
1 Psychiatric problems m11109
1 Arthritis m11110
1 Angina or heart condition m11111
1 Difficulties breathing m11112
1 Have trouble climbing stairs m11113
1 Need help or have difficulty bathing alone m11114
1 Dressing difficult alone m11115
1 Difficulty/need help getting in/out bed m11116
1 Need help with shopping m11117
1 Walk 10+ min alone difficult m11118
1 Housework difficult alone m11119
1 Health limits kneeling m11120
1 Health limits vigorous activities m11121
1 Body height m11122
1 Body weight m11123
1 Disability Status of Individual m11124
1 Satisfaction with Health m11125
1 Current Self-Rated Health Status m11126
1 Number of annual doctor visits m11127
1 Social assistance for elderly ssold
1 Losses from renting and leasing lossr
1 Losses from capital investment lossc
1 Imp.flag: Social assistance for elderly fssold
1 Imp.flag: Losses from renting and leasing flossr
1 Imp.flag: Losses from capital investment flossc
1 Commuting,travel grant itray
1 Imp.flag: Commuting, travel grant ftray
1 Indemnity idemy
1 Imp.flag: indemnity fdemy
1 Unemployment benefit II alg2
1 Imp.flag: Unemployment benefit II falg2
1 Overall life satisfaction p11101
1 Additional child benefit adchb
1 Imp.flag: Additional child benefit fadchb
1 Advance child maintenance payment iachm
1 Imp.flag: Advance child maintenance payment fachm
1 Child Care Subsidy chsub
1 Imputation flag: Child care Subsidy fchsub
1 Child support, caregiver alimony ichsu
1 Imp.flag: Child support, caregiver alimony fchsu
1 Divorce alimony, during separation ispou
1 Imp.flag: Divorce alimony, during separation fspou
1 Riester pension plan irie1
1 Widows Riester pension plan irie2
1 Income of children in household kidy
1 Imputation Flag for Income of children in household fkidy
1 Profit Withdrawal iwith
1 Imputation Flag for Profit Withdrawal fwith
1 Pensions from another country iaus1
1 Widows / orphans pension from another country iaus2
1 Asylum seeker benefit asyl
1 Benefits from the educational package edupac
1 Imputation flag: Asylum seeker benefit fasyl
1 Imputation flag: Benefits from the educational package fedupac
1 Input dataset inputdataset

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Dataset: pequiv

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