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Longitudinal integration database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA)

The database LISA presently holds annual registers since 1990 and includes all individuals 16 years of age and older that were registered in Sweden as of December 31 for each year. 

Since 2010, data for individuals 15 years of age is available in the database.

During 2004 the longitudinal database LOUISE was extended and renamed LISA (acroym in Swedish). Aside from Statistics Sweden, the Social Insurance Agency and the Swedish Agency for Innovative Systems partook in the construction work. The Social Insurance Agency is a continued cooperative partner in the further development and documentation of the database.

The database integrates existing data from the labour market, educational and social sectors and is updated each year with a new annual register. The individual is the primary object in LISA, but connections to family, companies and places of employment are also available. There are special retrieval tables for companies and places of employment with descriptive data about the object.

The individual section of the database includes information on the following.

  • Gainful employment as of November (according to register-based labour market statistics)
  • Income from gainful employment (distinguished as largest, second largest and third largest)
  • Sector, economic and professional (employed or entrepreneur) for largest, second largest and third largest forms of gainful employment
  • Work for gainful employment in November
  • Incomes or compensations from employment, entrepreneurial activities, studies, national military service, illness, parental leave, unemployment, labour market activity, rehabilitation, partial retirement, early retirement, retirement, occupational pension, annuities, social assistance, private pensions, etc.
  • Disposable income
  • Country of birth and parental countries of birth
  • Latest year of immigration
  • Place of residence (county, municipality, parish and property)
  • Place of employment (county and municipality)
  • Highest level of education

The company section of the database contains annual information on the following.

  • Location
  • Type of industry
  • Sector
  • Number of employees distributed by sex and level of education
  • Number of employees during the year
  • Salaries paid during the year
  • Economic key ratios (since 1997 annual register)
  • Basic economic data (since 1997 annual register)

The place of employment section in the database contains annual register information on the following.

  • Location
  • Type of industry
  • Sector
  • Number of employees distributed by sex and level of education
  • Number of employees during the year
  • Salaries paid during the year

The database gives a basis for longitudinal statistics and research about entire populations or groups therein or geographic areas, and about relations gainful employment and alternative employments (studies, parental leave, unemployment, labour market activities, etc.) as well as gainful employment and illness.

Retrievals for research purpose

Statistical retrievals form LISA is possible in aggregated form, or as anonymised object data for further appropriation. It is presumed in the latter case that the material shall be used for research or statistical ends. In most cases a special ethical screening is conducted in order to gain access to data for research purposes. A secrecy clearance by Statistics Sweden is conducted for every release of object data. 

More information: 

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The information can be linked, when needed, to separate data files and updated with information from other registers at Statistics Sweden.

Simple URL: http://www.scb.se/lisa-en

Contact us

Data requests:

Freja Werke
010-479 64 55
lisa@scb.se

Content- and database queries:

Sara Ekmark
010-479 64 34
sara.ekmark@scb.se

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