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Institute for Fiscal Studies Households Below Average Income Dataset, 1961-1991

Title details

SN: 3300
Title: Institute for Fiscal Studies Households Below Average Income Dataset, 1961-1991
Alternative title: HBAI
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3300-1
Depositor: Institute for Fiscal Studies
Principal investigator(s): Goodman, A., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Webb, S., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Data collector(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
Original data producer(s): Central Statistical Office
Department of Employment
Sponsor(s): Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Goodman, A., Webb, S. (1995). Institute for Fiscal Studies Households Below Average Income Dataset, 1961-1991. [data collection]. Central Statistical Office, Department of Employment, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 3300, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3300-1

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Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
Income, property and investment - Economics
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture

Abstract

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The purpose of this study, compiled by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), was to provide a consistent description of household incomes and characteristics between 1961-1991, enabling a comprehensive analysis of the trend in poverty, inequality and real living standards in the UK over the last thirty years. The Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data are compiled from the Family Expenditure Survey (FES) (held at the UKDA under GN 33057), in this case from 1961-1991.

Households Below Average Income data, with coverage from 1994-1995 onwards, are held at the UKDA under GN 33383. Data and documentation from the HBAI series is also available from the Department for Work and Pensions' Households Below Average Income web page.

Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • household income, before and after housing costs, and broken down into sources of income
  • the characteristics of the household, including region and tenure type
  • the characteristics of the separate benefit units within the household, including benefit unit type, economic status, age of head of benefit unit, number of children in benefit unit
  • grossing factors to weight the data to be representative of the UK population
  • deflators to convert incomes to January prices of each year
Measurement scales:
McClements Equivalence Scales (see McClements [1977] as referenced in the documentation) are provided to enable all incomes data to be converted to the equivalent income of a household containing just a childless couple.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1961 - 1991
Dates of fieldwork: 1961 - 1991
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Families/households
Universe: National
Households
Private households contained within the 1961-1991 FES.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: Synthesis of FES data is used for HBAI: see documentation for details.
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: FES data 1961-1991 (held at the UKDA under GN 33057).

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 June 1995
Copyright: Crown copyright held jointly with the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Unclassified 3300userguide.pdf 1140
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3300_Information.htm 18
READ File read3300.txt 1

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Johnson, P. and Webb, S. (1992) `The treatment of housing in official low income statistics', J. R. Statist. Soc. A, 155(2), pp.273-290.

Banks, J. and Johnson, P. (1993) Children and household living standards, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Goodman, A. and Webb, S. (1994) For richer, for poorer: the changing distribution of income in the United Kingdom, 1961-1991, Commentary No. 42, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Goodman, A. and Webb, S. (1994) `For richer, for poorer: the changing distribution of income in the United Kingdom, 1961-1991', Fiscal Studies 15(4), pp.29-62.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Banks, J. and Johnson, P. (1993) Children and household living standards, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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