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Survey on Household Income and Wealth (Italy)


Data description

Indagine sui Bilanci delle Famiglie Italiane is an Italian survey of household income and wealth from the Bank of Italy. The survey is also known as 'SHIW.' The data set contains detailed information on household composition, age, education, labour market variables, income (for individuals and households), savings and consumption. Information on credit, transfers and insurance is also included. "The sample used in the most recent surveys comprises about 8,000 households (24,000 individuals), distributed over about 300 Italian municipalities."


Time period

Data from 1977 to 2012 are available.


Support links

The Bank of Italy provides documentation in Italian and English.

Italian data is also collated into the Household Finance and Consumption Network (HFCN) data set, coordinated by the European Central Bank.


How to access data

Access data (1977-2012) via this Banca d'Italia platform.

Data is available in ASCII, SAS and STATA formats.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at econlibrary@eui.eu



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