The household data file contains generated household-level harmonized variables, subject to availability, covering the following categories:
- File identification and information
- Geographical characteristics
- Household composition
- LFS classification of household members
- Head's and spouse's characteristics
- Dwelling characteristics
- Ownership of durables
In cross-sectional datasets, the CASESER uniquely identifies the household.
In panel data, the ROUND and the CASESER variables are required to uniquely identify a certain household, while the HPNLID is used to identify paneled households.