On June 6th, 2013, the World Bank and the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) organized a joint workshop focusing on the issues of data harmonization and analytical issues on the treatment of top and bottom incomes, use of consumption vs. income aggregates, and imputation of housing costs, inter alia. The attention paid to these problems has recently increased due to growing concerns with inequality, the perception that top incomes are inadequately captured by surveys, and the greater availability of household surveys worldwide.
The objective of the workshop was also to promote LIS-World Bank cooperation as LIS moves toward the inclusion of middle income countries, and the World Bank becomes more interested in advanced economies.
The presentations given during the workshop are given below:
Janet Gornick and Teresa Munzi: Luxembourg Income Study
Gero Carletto: Living Standards Measurement Study
Carlos Rodriguez and Leonardo Lucchetti: Survey Standardization in Latin America and the Caribbean
Victor Sulla: Survey Standardization in Europe and Central Asia
Xiao Ye and Saurabh Shome: Survey Standardization in Africa
Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula: How data quality affects poverty and inequality measurement in POVCAL
Kathleen Beegle: International Income Distribution Database
Olivier Dupriez: Issues in Harmonizing Consumption Data
Francisco Ferreira and Nora Lustig: Reviewing Inequality Databases
Ruslan Yemtsov and Maddalena Honorati: ASPIRE, Social Protection Database