Sunday, January 21, 2007

Upcoming conference: The Luxembourg Income Study 2007 Introductory Workshop

LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY 2007 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: "The Luxembourg  Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy using the LIS database. We welcome applications from researchers with varying levels of knowledge and experience.

The Luxembourg Income Study has made comparable over 160 large microdata
sets that contain comprehensive measures of income, employment and
household characteristics for 30 industrialized countries (Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg,
Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak
Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom
and the United States).

The language of instruction is English. By the end of the workshop,
attendees will be fully trained to use the database independently.
Workshop faculty includes the LIS directors, Janet Gornick and Markus
Jantti, the LIS staff and guest lecturers. In addition, the winner of the
annual Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award will present his/her paper. The
workshop format includes a mixture of lectures on comparative research,
laboratory sessions and individual one-on-one advisory sessions. Attendees
will also be introduced to the new Luxembourg Wealth Study Tuition of
1,400 Euros covers instructional materials, single-occupancy
accommodations, and full board. Transportation to and from Luxembourg is
the responsibility of the student. The 2007 workshop will be held from
June 24 to June 30, 2007 (with departure on July 1). Applications are
available (.pdf format, 2p.) at:

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