The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) is a project that brings together household surveys from 25 countries (surveys from four other countries are under negotiation) into a common database to make it easier for researchers to conduct cross-national studies of international economic conditions. For instance, LIS includes current population surveys from the United States and income surveys from France and Hungary. LIS was founded in 1983 under the joint sponsorship of the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Policy Studies (CEPS).

LIS is a nonprofit cooperative project with a membership that includes 29 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania, with members ranging from industrialized countries to those in transition to ones in the developing stage. LIS is ...

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