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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Data Access Research Tool (DART)

DART is a powerful web-based interactive tool that allows users to select and visualise income and wealth indicators, countries, and time periods, and to decompose them by a multitude of individual and household characteristics, all based on the LIS harmonised databases.

With the launch of DART, LIS breaks new ground with data provision, as a broader base of users, including scholars, journalists, teachers, NGO staff, other analysts, and the general public, will be able to easily obtain and visualize a rich array of income and wealth indicators disaggregated across several dimensions.

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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, DART, 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.