Social Inequality in Japan
Mar 11, 2014 | Books

Read abstract Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of dramatic demographic shifts as […]

Paul Krugman to Join LIS Team
Feb 28, 2014 | News

Dear LIS Colleagues and Friends, It is with distinct pleasure that I am sharing exciting news from the LIS Center, our satellite office at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Noted American economist Paul Krugman, 2008 winner of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a keynote speaker at […]

Mexico 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Feb 27, 2014 | Highlight

Two new datasets from Mexico, MX07 (Wave VII) and MX10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey and are provided by the National Statistical Institute. In addition, MX94, MX96, MX98 MX00, MX02, and MX04 (Waves II – VI) have been revised for consistency.

Canada 2010 Added to LIS Database
Feb 27, 2014 | Highlight

One new dataset from Canada, CA10 (Wave VIII), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics and are provided by Statistics Canada. In addition, CA07 (Wave VII) has been revised for consistency.

LIS Seeks Associate Director
Feb 13, 2014 | News

Associate Director, LIS LIS, the cross-national data center in Luxembourg (formerly known as the Luxembourg Income Study), seeks applications for an Associate Director. The LIS Associate Director will collaborate with the LIS Director on a range of activities: establish LIS’ objectives/goals on ongoing basis lead and manage the organization oversee LIS’ senior onsite staff as […]

Icelandic Data In-house!
Feb 11, 2014 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Iceland.  We now have in-house three datasets based on Iceland’s SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions), corresponding to Waves VI (2004), VII (2007), and VIII (2010).  We will announce their availability as soon as they are ready. We thank […]

2014 LIS Introductory Summer Workshop
Jan 31, 2014 | News

The next LIS Introductory Summer Workshop will be held 29 June – 5 July 2014, at the University of Luxembourg campus. The winner of the 2014 Aldi Hagenaars Award will be invited to present his or her paper. Our annual Summer Lecture will also be taking place that week. 2014 Workshop Application – deadline is […]

LIS Celebrates 30 Years, Unveiling New Book in Luxembourg
Jan 15, 2014 | News and Events

LIS celebrated its 30th anniversary, and the unveiling of Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries (Stanford University Press, 2013)  in Luxembourg on January 8th. To mark the occasion, the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) hosted a book presentation and panel, introduced by […]

The Heterogeneity Link of the Welfare State and Redistribution
Jan 08, 2014 | Books

Read abstract This book by Udaya R Waglé situates ethnic heterogeneity in the larger discussion of the welfare state and its redistributive outcomes, poverty and inequality, in high income countries. By using comprehensive, longitudinal data covering up to 2010, Waglé makes a major milestone in comparative welfare state research both conceptually and methodologically. Conceptually, this […]

Poland 2007, 2010 Added to LIS Database
Jan 08, 2014 | Highlight

Two new datasets from Poland, PL07 (Wave VII) and PL10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Household Budget Survey and are provided by Central Statistical Office. In addition, PL04 (Wave VI) and PL99 (Wave V) have been revised for consistency.