International Databases

Nordic Statistics

 The databank contains comparable statistics for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, Åland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

European Social Survey (ESS)

The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse population. Iceland only participated in round 2.

International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. Iceland is not included.


Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.


For more than 40 years, OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology taxation and more.

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative program of cross-national research among election studies conducted in over fifty states.

European Values Study

The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values and opinions of citizens all over Europe.

World Values Survey

The World Values Survey (WVS) is a worldwide network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life

The Luxembourg Income Study

The Luxembourg Income Study is a cross-national data archive located in Luxembourg. Iceland not included. The LIS archive contains two primary databases. The LIS Database includes income microdata from a large number of countries at multiple points in time. The newer LWS Database includes wealth microdata from a smaller selection of countries.


EDACwowe is the META-DATA-SHELL for European research and policy making in the areas of work and welfare. EDACwowe gives information on and direct links to comparative and national, quantitative and qualitative data on work and welfare and closely related fields.

Research on Social Benefits in Collective Agreements (REBECA)

REBECA is part of the research project “The Privatization of Welfare States: Industrial Relations as a Source of Social Benefits. The database is divided in two parts: Part 1 describes the institutional context within which collectively negotiated benefits evolve and develop and Part 2 describes collectively negotiated social benefits in four different domains of collective bargaining: initial vocational training (IVT), continuing vocational training (CVT), early retirement and pension.

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