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603. Incomes Survey 2003
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

Income Surveys are conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics on a regular basis with a mission to estimate income levels and inequality among various population groups. Since 1997, the Central Bureau of Statistics has produced a series of income estimates based on a mixed dataset derived from both Incomes and Household Expenditure surveys that now use the same definitions and estimation system. The dataset consists of two record types: A household record (#960001) details household composition, number of providers, and incomes from work, from allowances and from other sources. Each household member aged 15+ has an individual record (#960002) that portrays a detailed demographic profile, labour force characteristics, wages and personal incomes from various sources. In the 2003 dataset, codes of localities appear only for localities with more than 20,000 residents. The dataset is available with SAS, STATA or SPSS definition statements. N=14,418 households and 34,941 individuals aged 15+.

782. Israel Social Survey 2003
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

The 2003 survey is the second wave in the series of Social Surveys the Central Bureau of Statistics launched in 2002. It is a continuing survey carried out annually on a sample of persons aged 20 and older, integrating factual data, typically collected in other CBS surveys, with attitudes regarding these facts. Thus, it measures both objective and subjective well-being across time. Each Survey questionnaire consists of two parts: a set of core questions repeated annually, covering the respondent's situation in the principal areas of social life (family, health, education, work, etc.) and his or her evaluation of their situation, and a variable module which focuses on a different policy-relevant topic each survey year. N=7,212.

The 2003 variable module investigated poverty, economic and mental wellbeing, job security, physical conditions in the workplace and inter-generation mobility. This was done by asking about the characteristics of the childhood family when respondents were 15 years old. The core questionnaire has been extended to include new items about languages - Hebrew, Arabic and English literacy as well as a larger set of questions about unemployment and job seeking.

ISDC divided the long questionnaire into two parts. The first part contains the core questionnaire which will soon be loaded, with minor changes, on FastAnalysis, while the other part includes the variable questionnaire. Users can order either the core or both parts. The CBS also plans to load this dataset on to its table generator, as has been done with the 2002 Social Survey.

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