Journal article

The HILDA Survey: Progress and Future Developments

N Watson, M Wooden

Australian Economic Review | Wiley | Published : 2010


As described in previous data survey articles in this journal (Wooden, Freidin and Watson 2002; Watson and Wooden 2004), the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is Australia's first and only large‐scale, nationally representative household panel survey. Like all longitudinal surveys, the main purpose of the HILDA Survey is to identify changes in the behaviour of the sample units being observed (in this case, residents of a representative sample of private households) and, where possible, to quantify the magnitude of those changes. This requires the repetitive collection over time, from the same sample members, of like, if not identical, measures of characteristi..

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