Inequality Workshop completed
Jun 08, 2015 | News

The LIS Center at the CUNY Graduate Center hosted a one-week workshop on socio-economic inequalities. On Monday through Friday (June 1-5, 2015), the 50 participants, mostly PhD students and faculty from several NYC-based universities, attended lectures presented by 15 experts on inequality. The lecturers’ bios, and their assigned readings, are on the workshop website; the […]

Solow and Krugman discuss Tony Atkinson’s new book
May 24, 2015 | News

On May 1, 2015, two Nobel Laureates, Robert Solow, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at The Graduate Center as of Fall 2015, discussed Anthony B. Atkinson’s new book, “Inequality: What Can Be Done?”. LIS Director Janet Gornick moderated the conversation. Tony Atkinson has served as LIS’ […]

New data from Peru
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

LIS is thrilled to announce another major addition to the LIS Database: three new datasets from Peru – PE07 (Wave VII), PE10 (Wave VIII) and PE13 (Wave IX). The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the National Household Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Hogares – ENAHO) from the National Institute of […]

Uruguay 2007, 2010 and 2013 added to LIS Database
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that three new datasets from Uruguay have been added to the LIS Database: UY07 (Wave VII), UY10 (Wave VIII) and UY13 (Wave IX). The datasets are respectively from the 2007, 2010 and 2013 waves of the Continuous Household Survey (Encuesta Contínua de Hogares – ECH) from the National Statistical Office […]

United States 2013 revised
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

The US13 dataset (Wave IX) was re-harmonised on the basis of the recently re-released original data; the US Census Bureau corrected the 2014 ASEC data files, which are based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS), to accommodate an additional tax bracket into 2014 tax model. This impacted […]

A series of minor revisions
May 13, 2015 | Highlight

Several datasets underwent minor revisions: CA97 / PL86: variable RELATION contained a mixed code (in the 4000 category) which included also children that could not be reported separately. For clarity these observations were set to missing. AU81: code 90/9 of variables OCCB1/OCCA1 has been added to separate indistinguishable cases from true missings. PL95: variable STATUS1 […]

Stiglitz and Stern discussed inequality and climate change
May 04, 2015 | News

On Earth Day, 22 April, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two leading experts on economics and the environment, talked about the interactions of inequality and climate change. Stiglitz, a University Professor at Columbia, and Stern, a professor at the London School of Economics, argued that our changing planet may be the ultimate social issue, considering […]

[Update] Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation
Apr 03, 2015 | News

On April 22, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, join in conversation about the interaction of climate change and inequality. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia, and won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. His book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We […]

InGRID newsletter presents LIS
Mar 20, 2015 | News

InGRID, the Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion project, presents LIS in the 4th issue of its bi-annual newsletter. A key activity of InGRID is providing transnational access to research infrastructures with data and expertise within the fields of poverty and living conditions, social policy analysis, and statistical quality management. The project involves 17 European partners, […]

We mourn the loss of our colleague, supporter, and friend, Germain Dondelinger.
Mar 19, 2015 | News

At LIS, we mourn the death of Germain Dondelinger, who passed away on 15 March 2015. For a decade, Germain oversaw the Ministry of Higher Education and Research’s support for LIS. During those years, our many meetings with him were always a singular pleasure. Without fail, he offered wise advice, spoke with us frankly, and […]