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International Data Service Centre (IDSC) at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA)


Empirical research is the foundation of evidence based policy advice, and data is its key ingredient. However, access to empirical data can be hampered by various factors and hence limited for various reasons. The Research Data Center of IZA (IDSC) provides a number of services for researchers aimed at facilitating access to data by lifting interfering obstacles.

  • Thematic Focus: Work, Occupation & Labor Market, Economy & Finances
  • Data type focus: Quantitative
  • Status: Accredited
  • External Data Ingest: Yes
  • RDM Consultation: Yes

About the Data Centre

Our services, guided by leveraging digital technologies and putting them to the service of research in social science, comprise:

  • development of tools and support for secure remote analysis of sensitive datasets,
  • storage and provision of datasets for replication and secondary analysis, and
  • active participation in relevant communities and efforts in all areas of data relevant to the institute’s mission.

The main research areas of the IDSC include

Available data

Survey Data, Time Series, Replications

  • briq – Delayed Negative Effects of Prosocial Spending on Happiness, 2016
  • G2LM|LIC – Girls Empowered by Microfranchising Survey, 2017 – 2020
  • G2LM|LIC – Jobs of the World Database, 1990-2020
  • G2LM|LIC – UYOP: Uganda Youth Opportunity Program – COVID-19 Survey, 2020
  • IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey, 2003 – 2010
  • IZA/IAB Linked Evaluation Dataset Survey, 2007 – 2011
  • Life in Kyrgyzstan Study, 2010 – 2019
  • Longitudinal Survey on Rural Urban Migration in China, 2008 – 2009
  • Opinion Copulas, Homophily and Multimodal Marginals
  • The Age Twist in Employers’ Gender Requests: Evidence from Four Job Boards, 2008 – 2012
  • The Evolution of the Regulation of Labour in the USSR, the CIS and the Baltic States, 1985–2009
  • Toll Index, 2007 – 2021
  • Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, 2003 – 2012
  • WageIndicator Survey of Living and Working in Coronavirus Times 2020 – 2021

WageIndicator Survey, 2000 – 2028


International Data Service Center of IZA (IDSC)
IZA, P.O. Box 7240
53072 Bonn

Phone: +49-228-3894-503
Fax: +49-228-3894-180
E-Mail: idsc@iza.org