Archives for August 2015

Carsten Schröder succeeds Gert Wagner as board member
Aug 06, 2015 | News

Carsten Schröder, deputy head of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin and Professor at the Free University of Berlin, was elected at the last meeting of the LIS Board in Luxembourg to succeed Gert G. Wagner as board member. Tony Atkinson continues to serve as President of the Board. German data from SOEP […]

Tony Atkinson honoured for inequality and economic growth research
Aug 05, 2015 | News

LIS is proud to share the news that our Board President, Tony Atkinson, has been awarded the 2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Tony has worked on inequality and poverty issues for more than forty years. His latest book Inequality: What can be done? was published in May 2015. Werner Hoyer, […]

New data from Brazil
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Brazil, BR13 (Wave IX), has been added. The dataset is from the 2013 Wave of the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), carried out by the Brazilian Geographical and Statistical Institute / Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). In addition, the previous two waves of […]

South Africa 2012 added
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that a new dataset from South Africa, ZA12 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Wave 3 of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), carried out by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), at the University of Cape Town. In […]

Inequality: What Can Be Done?
Aug 03, 2015 | Books

Read abstract Tony Atkinson has long been at the forefront of research on inequality, and brings his theoretical and practical experience to bear on its diverse problems. He presents a comprehensive set of policies that could bring about a genuine shift in the distribution of income in developed countries. The problem, Atkinson shows, is not […]