International Comparison of Consumer Debts - Part 6

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Appendix

The following Table lists variables used, with sources & original names:

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Table 1

Variable name Label/description (old name) Source
mergeid person identifier (fix across modules and waves) SHARE
mergeid_num person identifier (fix across modules and waves) generated
wave SHARE
wave_num generated
wavepart wave participation pattern Easyshare
hhid household (fix across modules and waves) SHARE
country country identifier SHARE
female gender: female=1, male=0 Easyshare
marital_status marital status (dn014_ marital_status) SHARE
age age at interview (in years) Easyshare
hhsize household size SHARE
education_level* education of respondent in ISCED-97 Coding (isced_r) Easyshare
eduyears_mod years of education Easyshare
employment_status* current job situation (ep005_ employment status) SHARE
income_pct* Income Percentile Generated/

Easyshare

has_bank_acc (as002d1 ) savings/investments: bank accounts, transaction accounts or saving ac SHARE
home_ownership owner, tenant or rent free (ho002_) SHARE
num_cars number of cars (as049_) SHARE
amount_bank_account amount bank account (as003e) SHARE
owe_money Owes money (1- as054dn0) SHARE/

generated

amount_owed amount owing money in total (as055e amount_owed) SHARE
earning_before_taxes earnings per year before taxes from employment SHARE
total_income_other_hh_members total income (other) household members (hh002e total_income_other_hh_members) SHARE
highest_educ_degree highest educational degree obtained (dn010_ ) SHARE
* We have taken the standardized education categories from Easyshare, and recoded & combined some categories, so that there are now the following cats;

education_level          0          none

education_level          1          Primary/LowerSecondary

education_level          2          (Upper)secondary

education_level          3          Post-secondary

Similarly, for employment_status, the categories are:

employment_status    1          retired

employment_status    2          employed

employment_status    3          unemployed

employment_status    4          disabled

employment_status    5          homemaker

income_pct is generated by combining the wave-wise percentiles in Easyshare

Table 2

Details on availability of data



Variables with most missing are highlighted in red

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