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 […]

Upcoming modernized, expanded Web Tabulator
Feb 17, 2015 | News

Launch date: 15 May 2015 LIS is taking another exciting step by releasing a brand new version of our Web Tabulator, our online table-making tool, on May 15. Anyone who wants to generate cross-national descriptive tables based on the underlying LIS datasets, without preparing programming, will be able to do so. What is important about […]

LIS seeks Executive Director
Feb 06, 2015 | News

LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg (ASBL) seeks applications for an Executive Director The LIS Executive Directorship – Overview: A part-time post offering substantial opportunities for research career advancement Leading and developing a high-profile world-renowned organization providing cross-national household survey data and related research resources and support Will work in close collaboration with the Director […]

Call for papers – forthcoming BCL workshop
Feb 04, 2015 | News and Events

The Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL) is holding its 3rd Luxembourg Workshop on Household Finance and Consumption (Lu-HFC) on 25 -26 June 2015. The objective of the workshop is to gather local and regional academics, researchers, PhD students, and representatives of relevant institutions interested in empirical research, on the economic and financial behaviour of households. […]

Upcoming CEPS workshop
Feb 02, 2015 | News and Events

CEPS/INSTEAD is hosting the “Social and labour market policy evaluation with administrative data” workshop, which will be held in Esch-sur-Alzette, in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, on 9-12 June 2015. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy of Luxembourg. The conference will be preceded by a two-day […]

Data from Serbia are now available in the LIS Database
Jan 30, 2015 | Highlight

We are excited to announce that we have added a new country to the LIS Database. Three datasets from Serbia, RS06 (Wave VII), RS10 (Wave VIII) and RS13 (Wave IX), are now available. The datasets are from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS).

Hungary 2007, 2010 and 2012 added to LIS Database
Jan 29, 2015 | Highlight

Three new datasets from Hungary, HU07 (Wave VII), HU10 (Wave VIII) and HU12 (Wave IX), have been added to the LIS Database. The datasets are from the Tárki Household Monitor Survey, which is based on data from the TÁRKI Social Research Institute. In addition, HU91, HU94, HU99, and HU05 (Waves III – VI) have been […]

Egyptian Data In-house!
Jan 28, 2015 | Highlight

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired, for the first time, microdata from Egypt. The dataset EG12 is now available in the LIS Database. The dataset is based on the 2012 Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS), corresponding to Wave IX. We thank the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in cooperation with Egypt’s Central […]

LIS Director spoke to the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg
Jan 22, 2015 | News

Janet Gornick gave a lecture titled “High and Rising Inequality: Causes and Consequences” at the Cercle Münster in Luxembourg on January 15, 2015. Her lecture was delivered to about 40 members of the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg and their guests. It was followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

Janet Gornick interviewed on redistributive policies in the US
Jan 21, 2015 | News

During her recent stay in Luxembourg, LIS Director Janet Gornick was interviewed by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about inequality in the US, in comparative perspective. She observed: “Our inequality is already high because of the low minimum wage, the weakness of unions, and very high levels of private-sector compensation at the top. But, on […]