Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Intergenerational Income Database (IID)

A student is interested in using this dataset for his 4th year thesis to look at intergenerational income elasticity – is it available in any form? (see, for example,

I received a response from subject matter. It appears the data in question is only available through the FRDC here in Ottawa:

“the IID is available through the Federal Research Data Centre (FRDC). There is a standard FRDC data access application process, which normally requires a reasonably detailed project proposal. Once the proposal is submitted, it will be assessed for feasibility and overall contribution. If it is approved, the researcher will have to come to Ottawa to work on the project at the FRDC. There is also a cost associated with access to the data.”

Update: Feb. 22, 2017
I’ve been informed there is no FRDC application form.

Instead, I’d respectfully direct you to this portion of the MAD website ( where all pertinent information about applying to access the FRDC can be found.