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HILDASETUP: Stata module to create a longitudinal dataset for the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey


  • Francisco (Paco) Perales

    () (University of Queensland)


hildasetup creates a longitudinal dataset for the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, one of the largest household panel surveys in the world. As is customary for household panel surveys, HILDA data are disseminated as a collection of cross-sectional files which need to be combined by the user. The command hildasetup is designed to substantially simplify and speed up the process of combining the information in HILDA. Users are required to specify the directories in which the original data is located and where the new file will be stored; the variables in the longitudinal HILDA files that are required; the preferred name for the longitudinal dataset to be created; and the data release used. Additionally, users have the option to specify whether they require any variables from the 'Master' or 'Longitudinal Weights' data files. The longitudinal file produced by hildasetup has a 'long' format.

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  • Francisco (Paco) Perales, 2013. "HILDASETUP: Stata module to create a longitudinal dataset for the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey," Statistical Software Components S457653, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457653
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