We mourn the loss of Lee Rainwater
Jul 07, 2015 | News

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Lee Rainwater, on July 4, 2015. Lee co-founded LIS in 1983 and – with his beloved friend and colleague Tim Smeeding – advised and guided LIS for over two decades, until his retirement in 2005. Lee was a courageous and innovative sociologist, and a […]

New country: Panama data now available in LIS Database
Jul 03, 2015 | Highlight

We are excited to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Three datasets from Panama, PA07 (Wave VII), PA10 (Wave VIII) and PA13 (Wave IX), are now available. The datasets are from the August 2007, August 2010, and August 2013 Labour Market Survey (Encuesta de Mercado Laboral – EML) version […]

Russia 2013 added
Jul 03, 2015 | Highlight

We are thrilled to announce that a new dataset from Russia, RU13 (Wave IX), has been added to the LIS Database. The dataset is from the 2013 Wave of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE), conducted by the National Research University Higher School of Economics and ZAO “Demoscope”, together with the Carolina Population Center from […]

We’ve moved!
Jun 30, 2015 | News

Last week, the LIS headquarters moved to the brand new offices located in Esch Belval, in southern Luxembourg. The new building, called Maison des Sciences Humaines, will be entirely dedicated to innovative activities in the field of social sciences, as well as to public-private collaboration. The move allows LIS to be strategically located close to […]

Announcement: LIS is moving
Jun 24, 2015 | News

LIS is moving to a new location next week and so is our IT infrastructure. As a consequence, we have scheduled to shut down LISSY, and the Web Tabulator, from Thursday 25 June 2015 at noon to Friday 26 June 2015, 08:00PM (Luxembourg time). We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our new address, as of […]

Upcoming ECINEQ meeting
Jun 19, 2015 | News

The 6th meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) will be held in Luxembourg, from July 13th to July 15th 2015, at the University of Luxembourg’s Kirchberg Campus. The conference will promote academic debates and exchanges of opinions on inequality, poverty, and other topics of common interest, and contribute to the […]

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 […]