5-7 July 2021

2021 LIS Virtual Summer Workshop

Workshop Format

For 30 years, LIS has organized the LIS Introductory Summer Workshop, held in Luxembourg, in order to ease the access to data on poverty and inequality.

In 2019, for the first time, LIS, the University of Luxembourg and LISER have jointly organized and taught the workshop, which has been newly named the Summer Workshop on Inequality and Poverty Measurement. In continuation of this successful collaboration, this year the workshop is co-organised by the same institutions with the valuable contribution of Professors Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg) and Philippe Van Kerm (University of Luxembourg and LISER).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will be taught virtually using Zoom. The workshop will take place from the 5th to 7th of July. This workshop, taught in English, is an intensive course designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research on income and wealth distribution, employment and social policy, using the harmonised Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Databases. The workshop will be mainly taught using Stata with few sessions in R.

Attendees will be trained to use both databases independently and will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn in detail about the LIS and LWS data and develop ties with LIS’ large international network;
  • Gain skills related to the study of comparative inequality;
  • Acquire advanced knowledge about methods used in inequality research.


Please find the draft programme here.


To apply, kindly fill the online application form available: here.

  • Application deadline : May 31, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: by June 4, 2021


The Virtual Workshop is free of charge.


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