Visiting scholars at LIS

This November, LIS welcomed one visiting scholar through the InGRID-2 project; Ana Suárez Álvarez who worked onsite with the LIS Database. Ana is a PhD student at the University of Oviedo in Asturias, Spain, her PhD project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education through the University Academic Staff Training Programme (FPU). During her visit at LIS, Ana used the LIS Database to undertake the project Inequality of Opportunity in developing economies: a cross-country analysis with LIS harmonised data. The aim of the project is to shed some light on the behaviour of income inequality and inequality of opportunity (IOp) for developing countries using LIS harmonised data, which incorporates a wide variety of personal characteristics variables. Moreover, the data availability of repeated cross-sections in Brazil, Guatemala, and South Africa was particularly relevant to assess changes over time in IOp and inequality indices. For the latter purpose, Ana implemented a stratified bootstrap methodology with the aim of testing the significance of the changes observed over time.

December 12, 2017 | Ignore on home