LIS Director Janet Gornick attends 46th session of UN Statistical Commission
Mar 06, 2015 | News

Janet Gornick participated in the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission under the slogan “better data, better lives”, which kicked off Tuesday 3 March in the UN headquarters in New York. The Commission brought together the Chief Statisticians from member states, and their senior teams, as well as many representatives of NGO’s from around […]

LIS Senior Scholar Louis Chauvel in the New York Times on inequality between generations in France
Mar 05, 2015 | News

Professor Louis Chauvel spoke with the New York Times about intergenerational economic gaps in France, a topic he has been exploring these last years on a global scale (see his latest LIS Working Paper). Unemployment in France has been rising since 2008 and has hovered around 10 percent for the last two years. “We have […]

Upcoming modernized, expanded Web Tabulator
Feb 17, 2015 | News

Launch date: 15 May 2015 LIS is taking another exciting step by releasing a brand new version of our Web Tabulator, our online table-making tool, on May 15. Anyone who wants to generate cross-national descriptive tables based on the underlying LIS datasets, without preparing programming, will be able to do so. What is important about […]

LIS seeks Executive Director
Feb 06, 2015 | News

LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg (ASBL) seeks applications for an Executive Director The LIS Executive Directorship – Overview: A part-time post offering substantial opportunities for research career advancement Leading and developing a high-profile world-renowned organization providing cross-national household survey data and related research resources and support Will work in close collaboration with the Director […]

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 […]

Upcoming LISSY Registration Renewal for 2015
Dec 18, 2014 | News

Dear LISSY users, We are approaching the end of 2014 and it is soon time to renew your access! Since registration to access the LIS and LWS Databases corresponds to the calendar year, a renewal of your access is required to extend your subscription. Please note that you may renew for 2015, starting on 1 […]

LIS Director Janet Gornick delivers keynote address to UN General Assembly
Oct 06, 2014 | News

Janet Gornick, Director of the LIS Center in New York and Director of LIS in Luxembourg, delivered a keynote address to the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday, October 7. Her keynote address was hosted by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly. Gornick’s talk, titled “High and Rising Inequality: Causes […]