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 […]

LIS in 2014 & what’s next in 2015
Mar 09, 2015 | News

We have had a busy year behind us with many events and achievements. In a nutshell: 28 Working Papers 63 uploaded and released datasets 1200 new user registrations YEAR MONTH ACCOMPLISHMENT 2014 January Branko Milanovic left his position as lead economist at the World Bank to take the dual positions of Visiting Presidential Professor and […]

LIS Director Janet Gornick attends 46th session of UN Statistical Commission
Mar 06, 2015 | News

Janet Gornick participated in the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission under the slogan “better data, better lives”, which kicked off Tuesday 3 March in the UN headquarters in New York. The Commission brought together the Chief Statisticians from member states, and their senior teams, as well as many representatives of NGO’s from around […]

LIS Senior Scholar Louis Chauvel in the New York Times on inequality between generations in France
Mar 05, 2015 | News

Professor Louis Chauvel spoke with the New York Times about intergenerational economic gaps in France, a topic he has been exploring these last years on a global scale (see his latest LIS Working Paper). Unemployment in France has been rising since 2008 and has hovered around 10 percent for the last two years. “We have […]

CZ02, CZ07 & CZ10 added to LIS Database
Mar 02, 2015 | Highlight

Three new datasets from the Czech Republic, CZ02 (Wave V), CZ07 (Wave VII) and CZ10 (Wave VIII), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are all from the Czech Statistical Office (Český Statistický Úřad, CSU). The CZ02 dataset is based on the 2002 Czech Microcensus, while CZ07 and CZ10 are based on the […]

A series of minor revisions
Mar 02, 2015 | Highlight

Several datasets underwent some minor revisions: EG12 and AU03 / AU01 / AU95 / AU89 / AU85 / AU81: variable PENSION, previously containing some double-counted amounts, was corrected. SI10: variables PPOPWGT / HPOPWGT inflate now to the correct population size. IL79 / PL86: a mistake in the flow / income variables unit was corrected. See […]