Data Access

Microdata that would otherwise be incomparable, or impossible to access, are made available to researchers through three pathways:


LISSY is a remote-execution system, specifically designed for LIS, that allows researchers to remotely submit statistical programs on LIS/LWS data. Due to confidentiality and security restrictions on microdata, LISSY is available to registered researchers only and exclusively for non-commercial purposes

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Web Tabulator (WebTab)

The WebTab is an online table maker – available to the general public – that allows researchers to design and generate cross-national descriptive tables based on the underlying LIS datasets without the need for programming. All WebTab outcomes can be visualised or exported in ASCII/plain text or Excel

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LIS Key Figures

These Key Figures cosnsist of a set of national indicators on Inequality and Poverty based on LIS data for specific population groups. They are available for unrestricted public access on the LIS website via download and/or through a search engine.

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LIS’ rules for citation

Users of the LIS or LWS microdata, Web Tabulator, and LIS Key Figures are required to cite the data source in their list of references. As suggested by the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2007) pp 753-754 (17.358), LIS requests that authors use the following format.