There is a newer version of the record available.

Published January 5, 2022 | Version v1
Dataset Open

LivWell: a sub-national database on the Living conditions of Women and their Well-being for 52 countries

  • 1. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 2. International Insitute for Applied System Analysis
  • 3. Demographic and Health Survey program, ICF
  • 4. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research


LivWell is a global longitudinal database which provides a range of key indicators related to women’s socioeconomic status, health and well-being, access to basic services, and demographic outcomes. Data are available at the sub-national level for 52 countries and 447 regions. A total of 134 indicators are based on 199 Demographic and Health Surveys for the period 1990-2019, supplemented by extensive information on socioeconomic and climatic conditions in the respective regions for a total of 190 indicators. The resulting data offer various opportunities for policy-relevant research on gender inequality, inclusive development, and demographic trends at the sub-national level.

For a full description, please refer to the article describing the database here: (link to come)

The companion repository livwelldata allows to easily use the database in R. The R package can be downloaded following the instructions on the following git repository: The version of the database in the package is the same as in this repository.



Files (34.8 MB)

Name Size Download all
3.6 MB Preview Download
31.2 MB Download
23.7 kB Preview Download
173 Bytes Preview Download