We mourn the loss of our Executive Committee member, Joachim Frick.
Dec 21, 2011 | News

The Board, Directors, and staff of LIS mourn the untimely death of Joachim Frick, on 16 December  2011. Joachim was our longtime friend, colleague, and supporter, and a member of our Executive Committee. We cherished his commitment to data sharing, research, teaching, mentoring, project building, and international collaboration. We will forever miss his wise advice, […]

LIS and LWS Database Registration Renewal for 2012
Dec 21, 2011 | News

Registration for access to the LIS and LWS Databases corresponds to the calendar year, and is renewable on an annual basis. You may renew for 2012, starting on 1 January 2012. To renew your access, please complete the brief renewal process . Your renewal will be effective the same day. If you are subject to […]

New LIS Data Template
Oct 31, 2011 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce the redesign of the entire LIS Database using a unique standard template to increase both the user-friendliness of the microdata and the comparability across datasets. For more information, see New LIS Data Template. We will continue to make available the earlier versions of these datasets for those users who wish […]

LIS Board President: Tony Atkinson to Succeed Robert Erikson
Aug 11, 2011 | News

The LIS Board, Directors, and staff welcome Sir Tony Atkinson as the next President of LIS’ Board of Directors. Professor Atkinson, an economist at Oxford University, was officially voted in on July 1, 2011, at LIS’ biennial Board Meeting in Luxembourg. He will take office on January 1, 2012. Professor Atkinson succeeds Professor Robert Erikson, […]

Expansion into Latin America Continues: Chilean Dataset Acquired
May 27, 2011 | News

LIS is delighted to have gained access to a dataset from Chile.  This expands LIS’ collection of datasets from Latin America to reach a total of seven: Mexico (which was added in Wave II); Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay (added as of Wave VI); and now Chile (to be added to Wave VII).

LIS Completes Block of BRIC Countries – and Adds South Africa
May 24, 2011 | News

LIS is proud to announce that, soon, the full block of BRIC countries will be included in the LIS Database. A dataset from Brazil was added in 2009. After a 5-year hiatus, we have regained access to data from Russia. Harmonization on a dataset from India is now underway. LIS staff will begin harmonizing a […]

Japanese Microdata Added to LWS Database
Feb 09, 2011 | News

This is the first time that LIS has been able to provide access to Japanese microdata on income, wealth, demographics and labour market outcomes for comparative research. The microdata, from the first round of the KHPS conducted in 2004, report incomes received and wealth held in 2003. We are especially grateful to the Panel Data […]