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HILDA User Manual – Release 18

Michelle Summerfield, Sarah Bright, Markus Hahn, Nathan La, Ninette Macalalad, N Watson, Roger Wilkins, Mark Wooden

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Published : 2019


The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA) is a household-based longitudinal survey. This manual has been designed for the users of the HILDA data. The manual aims to cover the things that you need to know to use the HILDA data – such as missing data conventions, an introduction to the derived variables, how to put the data files together, imputation, weights and how to find your way around the documentation. The best way to use this manual is as a reference tool. It is unlikely that you will sit down and read it cover to cover and take away everything you need to know about the data. More realistically, you will start to work with the data and will need some infor..

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