Archives for January 2015

Data from Serbia are now available in the LIS Database
Jan 30, 2015 | Highlight

We are excited to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Three datasets from Serbia, RS06 (Wave VII), RS10 (Wave VIII) and RS13 (Wave IX), are now available. The datasets are from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS).

Hungary 2007, 2010 and 2012 added to LIS Database
Jan 29, 2015 | Highlight

Three new datasets from Hungary, HU07 (Wave VII), HU10 (Wave VIII) and HU12 (Wave IX), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Tárki Household Monitor Survey, which is based on data from the TÁRKI Social Research Institute. In addition, HU91, HU94, HU99, and HU05 (Waves III – VI) have been […]

Egyptian Data In-house!
Jan 28, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Egypt. The dataset EG12 is now available in the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2012 Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS), corresponding to Wave IX. We thank the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in cooperation with Egypt’s Central […]

LIS Director spoke to the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg
Jan 22, 2015 | News

Janet Gornick gave a lecture titled “High and Rising Inequality: Causes and Consequences” at the Cercle Münster in Luxembourg on January 15, 2015. Her lecture was delivered to about 40 members of the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg and their guests. It was followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

Janet Gornick interviewed on redistributive policies in the US
Jan 21, 2015 | News

During her recent stay in Luxembourg, LIS Director Janet Gornick was interviewed by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about inequality in the US, in comparative perspective. She observed: “Our inequality is already high because of the low minimum wage, the weakness of unions, and very high levels of private-sector compensation at the top. But, on […]

LIS in latest SOEP newsletter
Jan 20, 2015 | News

DIW, the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, presents LIS in the 107th edition of the SOEPnewsletter. The January 2015 newsletter offers the latest developments regarding the SOEP, and dedicates a section to LIS and its upcoming events in 2015. Get a copy here (see p. 10).

Growing attention for LIS
Jan 15, 2015 | News

LIS Director Janet Gornick is featured in a news article on the Graduate Center’s homepage. The article presents a summary of LIS’ work, and addresses the growing role that LIS is playing in cross-national inequality research. It also highlights LIS’ increasing prominence at the Graduate Center. “Janet Gornick: in the global spotlight” can be read […]