How do I navigate through all of the documentation supplied with HILDA?

The HILDA Survey User Manual is the best place to start, as it answers countless questions about using the data.

The Manual covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Missing data conventions
  • Derived variables
  • Matching wave data files to create longitudinal files
  • Income and expenditure imputation
  • Industry and occupation variables
  • Australian and derived international coding schemes
  • Using weights, and
  • Data quality issues.

The User Manual also provides an overview of the data documentation and a summary of the design and data collection procedures used by the HILDA Survey.