Get Started with LISSY

Self-Teaching materials, Sample Files, and Programming Best Practices are designed to help researchers learn to use the microdata via LISSY, our remote-execution system.
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Online Tutorial Series

LIS is happy to announce the launch of its online tutorial series, this series includes video recordings covering the following topics:

  • Introductory sessions on the LIS/LWS Databases
  • How to work with LIS MetaData Information System (METIS)
  • How to get started with the LIS remote execution system (LISSY) – Basic
  • How to get started with the LIS remote execution system (LISSY) – Advanced
  • Advanced methods and hands-on applications on the usage of LIS/LWS Databases
  • Research showcases on the usage of LIS Databases

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CPI and PPP deflators

LIS provides Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) deflators that can be used to directly compare absolute monetary values across different LIS and LWS datasets

  • CPIs, needed to compare real amounts over time within countries;
  • PPPs, needed to compare real amounts across countries;
  • and LIS PPPs, which combine CPI and PPP deflators and can be used to compare real amounts across countries and over time.

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Complementary Databases

LIS hosts a collection of databases with country-level indicators that are widely used by researchers seeking to link policy/institutional variables to micro-level outcomes. These databases are designed to be used alone or in conjunction with LIS microdata.
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LIS data users have authored and/or edited a number of books that use the LIS and LWS microdata.
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Commonly asked questions are addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.
If you do not find the answer to your question, please contact us at usersupport.
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