Integrated Labor Market Panel Surveys, ILMPS, Egy-1988-1998-2006-2012-2018, Jor-2010-2016, and Tun-2014
Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia
Labor Market Panel Surveys [hh/LMPS]
The ILMPS is a data set that integrates and harmonizes data and variables from five rounds of the Egypt Labor Market Survey (in years 1988, 1998, 2006,2012 and 2018), two rounds of the Jordan Labor Market Survey (in years 2010 and 2016), and the 2014 Tunisia Labor Market Survey. It contains created, compatible variables that are harmonized (to the extent possible) across all rounds.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF) has undertaken a number of labor market panel surveys (LMPSs) across countries and time. This data set integrates (harmonizes) these surveys, including:
· The 1988 special round of the Labor Force Sample Survey (LFSS)
· The 1998, 2006, 2012, and 2018 rounds of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS)
· The 2010 and 2016 rounds of the Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey (JLMPS)
· The 2014 round of the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey (TLMPS)
The harmonization is designed to create comparable data that can facilitate cross-country and comparative research. All the surveys incorporate similar survey designs, with data on households and individuals within those households. Most incorporate a specific questionnaire on household enterprises and migrants. Not all variables from the original surveys are included in the integrated surveys, but work is ongoing to add further variables. Future survey rounds will also be integrated.
The Integrated Consumption and Poverty Estimates for the Labor Market Panel Surveys are an extension of the Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPSs), providing consumption estimates for households included in the LMPSs. Per capita consumption is modeled based on contemporaneous Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Surveys (HIECSs) and overlapping variables for each country and round. As well as predicted consumption from the underlying models, 100 iterations of the imputation that recover the original variance are provided. Consumption can also be compared to poverty lines to estimate the incidence of poverty. To get correct estimates of poverty and inequality statistics or any other outcomes related to consumption, it is necessary to bootstrap across the 100 iterations.
Data are designed to be merged with the Integrated Labor Market Panel Survey (ILMPS) data also available from the ERF data portal. Estimates are included for Egypt's 1998, 2006, and 2012 rounds, along with the Jordan 2010 and Tunisia 2014 LMPSs.
The sample is households from the Egypt 1998, 2006, 2012, Jordan 2010, and Tunisia 2014 rounds of the LMPSs. However, when missing data on one or more variables precluded inclusion of a household in the consumption model, it was excluded from the data.
For further details, see "Estimating Poverty and Inequality in the Absence of Consumption Data: An Application to the Middle East and North Africa" by Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad, Hanan Nazier, Racha Ramadan, and Atiyeh Vahidmanesh; available among the external resources.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
----> V4.0: Version 4 of the Integrated Labor Market Panel Surveys "Integrated LMPs V4.0" prepared for public dissemination.
----> V1.0: Version 1 of the Integrated Consumption and Poverty Estimates for the Labor Market Panel Surveys "Integrated consumption LMPs v1.0" prepared for public dissemination.
Background, Parental, and Sibling Characteristics
Marriage, Fertility, and Women Status
Producers and sponsors
Economic Research Forum
Central Agency For Public Mobilization and Statistics
Department of Statistics
National Institute of Statistics
Dates of Data Collection
ELMPS, 1988 round
ELMPS, 1998 round
ELMPS, 2006 round
ELMPS, 2012 round
JLMPS, 2010 round
TLMPS, 2014 round
JLMPS, 2016 round
ELMPS, 2018 round
Data Collection Mode
Economic Research Forum
Economic Research Forum (ERF) - 21 Al-Sad Al-Aaly St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt
To access the micro data, researchers are required to register on the ERF website and comply with the data access agreement.
The data will be used only for scholarly, research, or educational purposes. Users are prohibited from using data acquired from the Economic Research Forum in the pursuit of any commercial or private ventures.
Licensed datasets, accessible under conditions.
The users should cite the Economic Research Forum as follows:
----> Integrated Labor Market Panel Surveys, V4.0
OAMDI, 2019. Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPS), http://erf.org.eg/data-portal/. Version 4.0 of Licensed Data Files; ILMPS. Egypt: Economic Research Forum (ERF).
Disclaimer and copyrights
The Economic Research Forum has granted the researcher access to relevant data following exhaustive efforts to protect the confidentiality of individual data. The researcher is solely responsible for any analysis or conclusions drawn from available data.
(c) 2019, Economic Research Forum
DDI Document ID
Economic Research Forum
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Integrated LMPSs- Version 4.0
Integrated Consumption- Version 1.0