American Sociological Association Session Features Presentation About LIS
Sep 04, 2013 | News

LIS Director Janet Gornick gave a presentation at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in August. Her presentation highlighted LIS’ harmonisation process, access to the LIS databases, and examples of research using LIS and LWS data. The session, organized by Patricia White of the US National Science Foundation (NSF), presented four prominent data sources that […]

Read Tony Atkinson’s Foreword to Our New Book
Jul 15, 2013 | News

Sir Tony Atkinson, President of the LIS Board, is a professor of economics at Oxford University and one of the world’s leading scholars on economic inequality. We are delighted that he was able to contribute to our new book, “Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries.” In addition to contributing a […]

2013 LIS Summer Workshop Completed
Jul 09, 2013 | News

This past Saturday marked the end of the 2013 LIS Summer Workshop. The workshop, which has been held annually since 1988, features a mix of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. This year, lectures were given by LIS Director Janet Gornick, Research Director Markus Jäntti, and members of the LIS staff. The week-long workshop introduced attendees to […]

Publication of New LIS Book, Edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti
Jun 21, 2013 | News

Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries Edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti Stanford University Press This state-of-the-art volume presents comparative, empirical research on a topic that has long preoccupied scholars, politicians, and everyday citizens: economic inequality. While income and wealth inequality across all populations is the primary focus, […]

Announcing New Book and LIS Technical Paper
Jun 19, 2013 | News

LIS is proud to announce a new book and an associated LIS Technical Paper. First, we mark the publication of a new book, Understanding Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences, produced by FORS, the Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences. The book features a collection of chapters that demonstrate how research infrastructures – including […]

Holly Sutherland to give 2013 Summer Lecture: “Who Pays for Austerity?…”
Jun 12, 2013 | News

Holly Sutherland, Research Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and Director of EUROMOD, will give the 2013 LIS Summer Lecture: “Who Pays for Austerity? The Design and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Consolidation in the European Union.” The public lecture will be on July 2, at the Neumünster Abbaye, in […]

Tony Atkinson in conversation with Paul Krugman, moderated by Chrystia Freeland
May 20, 2013 | News

On May 20, 2013, LIS Board President Tony Atkinson and Paul Krugman engaged in a public conversation at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professors Atkinson and Krugman – two of the world’s preeminent economists – discussed the complex links between inequality and economic growth, instability, and mobility. The conversation was […]

2013 LIS Introductory Summer Workshop
Dec 22, 2012 | News

The next LIS Introductory Summer Workshop will be held 30 June – 7 July 2013, at the University of Luxembourg campus. The winners of the 2013 Aldi Hagenaars Award and the winner of the 2013 World Bank/LIS Gender Research Award will be invited to present their papers. Our annual Summer Lecture will also be taking […]

NEW Self-Teaching Materials Now Available!
Aug 03, 2012 | News

NEW self-teaching materials and sample files are now available. These resources – updated to correspond to the 2011 Template – will help new users to become acquainted with programming syntax for working with the LIS and LWS microdata provided through the LISSY system. They may also be helpful to experienced users.  Take a look!

Five Countries Acquired for LIS Database: Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Serbia, Egypt
Jan 06, 2012 | News

LIS has acquired datasets from five new countries. Our acquisition of datasets from the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Paraguay will expand LIS’ collection of Latin American datasets to ten. We are also pleased to announce that we have acquired datasets from Serbia and Egypt. These five datasets will be added to Wave VII of the […]