Located in Luxembourg, LIS is a data repository which houses the Luxembourg Income Study Database and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database. These databases store international data from high- and middle-income countries. LIS’s mission is “to enable, facilitate, promote, and conduct cross-national comparative research on socio-economic outcomes and on the institutional factors that shape those outcomes.”
LIS, formerly known as the Luxembourg Income Study, is a non-profit micro-data archive and research institute. LIS, located in Luxembourg since 1983, serves a global community of researchers, educators and policy makers. LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment, and demographic data from a large number of countries, harmonizes them to enable cross-national comparisons, and makes them available for public use by providing registered users with remote access.