Professor Janet C. Gornick

Professor of Political Science and Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Director of LIS, Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg

Thursday 22nd May, 10:00-11:30 OMI Lecture Theatre (top floor) INET Oxford
Eagle House, Walton Well Road, OX2 6ED


Professor Gornick will summarize LIS’ origins, mission, and organization; the content of the databas- es; and pathways to accessing the data. She will also present an overview of the types of research that can be carried out using the LIS data.

Janet Gornick earned her Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 1994. She is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Since 2006, she has also served as Director of LIS (formerly, the Luxembourg Income Study), a cross-national data archive and research center located in Luxembourg. Most of her research is comparative, across the industrialized countries, and concerns social welfare policies and their impact on family well-being, gender equality, and income inequality.