LIS Cross-National Data Center

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.”

Janet Gornick, Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is the director of both the LIS in Luxembourg and the LIS Center at The Graduate Center in New York.

 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.