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Cross-National Equivalent File

The Cross-National Equivalent File 1970-2009, prepared at the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, contains equivalently defined variables for the following surveys:


The data are designed to allow cross-national researchers not experienced in panel data analysis to access a simplified version of these panels, while providing experienced panel data users with guidelines for formulating equivalent variables across countries. Most importantly, the equivalent file provides a set of constructed variables (for example pre- and post-government income and United States and international household equivalence weights) that are not directly available on the original surveys. The Cross-National Equivalent File 1970-2009 can be merged with the original surveys so users can easily incorporate these constructed variables into current analyses.


Instructions for accessing the data listed above are available here>>.

See the CNEF website>> for more information.