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.