Book on Wealth and Homeownership
Sep 07, 2018 | Ignore on home

In almost every country, wealth is predominantly constituted by housing equity, but what are the possible risks and how does wealth accumulation vary across countries?

JID special issue from the 2017 LIS/LWS user conference
Aug 31, 2018 | News

Special Issue Comparative wealth and income research edited by Daniele Checchi and Janet Gornick is now available online

New complementary database: Routine Task Intensity and Offshorability for the LIS
Jul 27, 2018 | News

This database allows LIS users to retrieve very detailed and standardized occupation categories, following the international two-digit coding of the ISCO-88 standard

François Bourguignon
Jul 09, 2018 | Lecture Series

Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and LIS President presented the 2018 LIS Summer Lecture:
Inequality and globalisation, a brief review of facts and arguments.

2018 Summer Data Release
Jun 15, 2018 | News and Events

Twenty three new datasets from Chile, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and Poland have been added to the LIS database

Canada – Revision of education information for the earlier datasets
Jun 15, 2018 | Highlight

The education variables (EDUC and EDUC_C) for the six datasets from CA75 to CA97 have been changed to be consistent across the entire Canadian LIS series. Persons with a post-secondary certificate or diploma, previously coded as indistinguishable, were recoded into category “high”.

Israel – Two New Datasets in LIS
Jun 15, 2018 | Highlight

Two new datasets from Israel, IL14 and IL16 (Wave X) have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are based on the 2014 and 2016 waves of the Household Expenditure Survey (HES) carried out by Central Bureau of Statistics. In addition to releasing these Wave X datasets, the almost entirety of the Israeli series […]

Poland – PL16 added to LIS
Jun 15, 2018 | Highlight

One new dataset from Poland, PL16 (Wave X) has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2016 wave of the Household Budget Survey carried out by Central Statistical Office (GUS). At the same time, the information on the inclusion of taxes and contribution (stored in variable GROSSNET) was revised in […]

Chile – New country added to the LIS Database!
Jun 15, 2018 | Highlight

LIS is delighted to announce that it has acquired an entire series of income microdata from Chile. As of today, twelve new datasets, CL90 and CL92 (Wave III), CL94 and CL96 (Wave IV), CL98 and CL00 (Wave V), CL03 (Wave VI), CL06 (Wave VII), CL09 and CL11 (Wave VIII), CL13 (Wave IX) and CL15 (Wave […]

Germany – annualisation of the LIS series from 2000
Jun 15, 2018 | Highlight

Continuing on the effort to annualise the German LIS series, seven additional data points based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) carried out by German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) have been added to the LIS Database (DE14, DE12, DE09, DE08, DE05, DE03 and DE02). With this addition, the German LIS series is now completely […]