FAQs

What data are available now?

Our databases are currently evolving. At the present time, we can to provide summary statistics on policies for the following areas, countries and time periods:

  • Maternity leave for every year between 1995 and 2013 for all 193 UN member states.
  • Breastfeeding breaks at work for every year between 1995 and 2013 for all 193 UN member states.
  • Child marriage for every year between 1999 and 2012 for the 121 countries that have been surveyed by either the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) or the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) at least once between those dates.
  • Minimum wage for every year between 1999 and 2012 for the 121 countries that have been surveyed by either DHS or MICS at least once between those dates.
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for every year between 1999 and 2012 for the 121 countries that have been surveyed by either DHS or MICS at least once between those dates.
  • Family cash benefits for every year between 1999 and 2012 for the 121 countries that have been surveyed by either DHS or MICS at least once between those dates.
  • Harmonized DHS and MICS health outcome data are available for most surveys up until 2014.

What data will be available later?

Working with partners in at Bristol University’s Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, UK, we will make approximately 50 harmonized DHS and MICS surveys linked to longitudinal national-level social policy data available by the end of the research program.

In addition, check our Policy Data page regularly; we are constantly taking on new policy coding projects and new databases may become available.

When will data become available?

Data from MACHEquity will start to become available to external researchers in 2015. If you are interested in using or learning more about our data, email info@machequity.com and one of our project staff will get in touch with you.

BackgroundFellowship ProgramNews