Israel 2012 added
Oct 02, 2015 | Highlight

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Israel, IL12 (Wave IX), has been added. The dataset is from the 2012 wave of the Household Expenditure Survey (HES), carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In addition, the previous three LIS waves based on the same survey (IL10, IL07, IL05), have […]

Poland 2013 now also available
Oct 02, 2015 | Highlight

Wave IX has another great addition: we are excited to announce that one new dataset from Poland, PL13, has been added to the LIS Database. As for the previous Polish datasets included in LIS, PL13 is based on the 2013 wave of the Household Budget Survey, carried out by the Central Statistical Office / Główny […]

Minor template revision and complete database rerun
Oct 01, 2015 | Highlight

Because of our ongoing vocation to always improve the data, we made some minor adjustments to the labour market section of the current template (i.e., the set of LIS variables and definitions). What did we change? We revised the codes and associated value labels of variables SECTOR1/2, EMPWANT, and, to a lesser extent, CLFS; We […]

LIS is hiring!
Sep 30, 2015 | News

LIS seeks applications for 2 positions (2-year contracts) #1. Microdata Expert supporting STATEC Your mission The position involves supporting the National Statistical Office of Luxembourg (STATEC) in producing the national EU-SILC data and using the EU-SILC data for research on diverse socio-economic outcomes. Opportunities for carrying out research projects using the LIS data are available […]

Summer Workshop
Sep 13, 2015 | News

Now that LIS has moved, we are considering new opportunities on-site for conference venues, accommodations and class rooms, to organize future workshops. We’ll update this section as soon as we have further information, so stay tuned!

Carsten Schröder succeeds Gert Wagner as board member
Aug 06, 2015 | News

Carsten Schröder, deputy head of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin and Professor at the Free University of Berlin, was elected at the last meeting of the LIS Board in Luxembourg to succeed Gert G. Wagner as board member. Tony Atkinson continues to serve as President of the Board. German data from SOEP […]

Tony Atkinson honoured for inequality and economic growth research
Aug 05, 2015 | News

LIS is proud to share the news that our Board President, Tony Atkinson, has been awarded the 2015 EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Tony has worked on inequality and poverty issues for more than forty years. His latest book Inequality: What can be done? was published in May 2015. Werner Hoyer, […]

New data from Brazil
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

The LIS Database continues to grow: one new dataset from Brazil, BR13 (Wave IX), has been added. The dataset is from the 2013 Wave of the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), carried out by the Brazilian Geographical and Statistical Institute / Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). In addition, the previous two waves of […]

South Africa 2012 added
Aug 03, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that a new dataset from South Africa, ZA12 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the Wave 3 of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), carried out by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), at the University of Cape Town. In […]

Stephen Jenkins
Jul 28, 2015 | Lecture Series

Professor of Economic and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, and a Research Fellow at IZA, presented the 2015 LIS Summer Lecture:
To what extent has income inequality increased? Some data issues.