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Study: EU-LFS 1986

Titles

Title European Union Labour Force Survey 1986

Abstract

Coverage

Geographical Coverage

Time Period Covered

From 1983 to 1997, the EU Labour Force Survey was conducted only in spring (quarter 1 or 2 depending on the country).

Notes

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References

Eurostat (1988): The European Union labour force survey. Methods and definitions – 1988.

Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 1986

  • PT - Portugal

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Portugal

    Universe

    Individuals residing in a private dwelling during the reference week.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 92 655

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Spatial Reference Geographical Frame (based on results of the previous census)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample is stratified according to seven NUTS II regions.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    38.84 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    In the event of non-response, a duplication procedure is used, i.e. if it proves impossible to hold interviews at a given dwelling, an attempt is made to compile a series of characteristics for the type of family, and to find another family with the same characteristics in the same section and duplicate its replies.
    As the sample is not stratified, the survey findings are grossed-up to the total population (as estimated by the INE's Demographic Studies Centre) using as a weighting factor the ration between this estimate and the total population in the sample.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Portugal
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • FR - France

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Questionnaire logement de l’enquête emploi

    Producer

    National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies

    Universe

    Population aged 15+ living in private households on French metropolitan territory.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 169 549

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    1982 Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33.42 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    To compensate for non-response all households are cross-classified by the following variables: category of dwelling, employment status of the head of household, category of commune, size of household, sex and age of the head. These characteristics for the non-responding households are based on information collected either from the current survey or the preceding one.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    An independent estimate based on 1982 census projections of the population falling into five-year age group/sex categories is divided by the survey estimates derived from the previous two factors to provide a national age-sex factor, which is then entered on all records belonging to the appropriate category. The national estimates thus derived refer only to persons living in private households.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire France
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • LU - Luxembourg

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Erhebung über Arbeitskräfte

    Producer

    infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences

    Universe

    The resident population comprises persons registered as residing in one of the communes.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 24 586

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    List of census districts (from general population census)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • not stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    No stratification is carried out.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per quarter

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    42.06 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Adjustment for non-response is made on the basis of the estimated total population based on the 1981 population census. The variables used in the post-stratification are sex, nationality and five-year age groups.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Luxembourg
    EU-LFS Data 1987 (2013 release)

  • GR - Greece

    National Reference

    Producer

    Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT)

    Universe

    The resident population comprises persons who usually reside on Greek territory and who spend most days and nights there.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 141 998

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    1981 Population Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    Using as criterion the degree of urbanization, the localities of the country are allocated to 10 major strata. 8 strata are further subdivided into the nine administrative regions of the country; the stratum of Greater Salonica is divided into 10 and that of Greater Athens into 40 equally sized sub-strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    51.06 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A population adjustment, at national level, is carried out to ensure that the survey population estimates are identical to independent official population estimates.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1986
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Greece
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • ES - Spain

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Economically active population survey

    Producer

    Spanish Statistical Office

    Universe

    The population residing in private dwellings is covered. The dwellings are those used as the habitual or permanent dwelling throughout all or most of the year.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 199 257

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    66.33% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The treatment of non-response differs according to the rate of invidence and whether the dwelling is used in the first or subsequent interview.

    Notes

    Sampling Design: Systematic regarding Primary Sampling Units, Random regarding Secondary Sampling Units

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Spain
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • BE - Belgium

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Continuous Labour Force Survey /
    Ständige Erhebung über Arbeitskräfte

    Producer

    Directorate-general Statistics and Economic Information

    Universe

    Members of households residing on the national territory as at 1 January.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 81 455

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population register in each commune, national register of natural persons

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    The national territory was divided into arrondissements (administrative districts), forming 43 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    0

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    38.32 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Grossing to population counts and adjustments for non-response were based on a post-stratification according to sex and age within each arrondissement. In each of the classes thus formed, a weighting coefficient was calculated, using the estimated sex and age structure of the population on January 1.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods and Definitions 1988.
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Belgium.

  • UK - Great Britain

    National Reference

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size -

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Weighting

    Notes

    -

    References

  • IT - Italy

    National Reference

    Producer

    Italian National Institute of Statistics

    Universe

    Persons residing on Italian territory living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 329 044

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Municipal registers

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification of the municipalities in each NUTS 3 province is based on the population of the strata (municipality).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per quarter

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    56.80 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Whenever a household can not be interviewed for any reason it is subsituted by another.
    The population adjustment of the sample results is carried out stratum by stratum for men and women separately. In this adjustment procedure use is made of the most recent population estimates calculated monthly by Istat, using data from the municipal registers.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Italy
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • DK - Denmark

    National Reference

    Universe

    Persons aged 15-66 with domicile in Denmark according to the Central Population Register living in either private or collective households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 28 876

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Current Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    20.03% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Both the non-response adjustment and the total population adjustment were made on the basis of a post-stratification. The stratification  variables used were sex, year of birth and geographical region.
    The results have been adjusted by the calculation of one factor per family on 1 January. All persons in a given family are allocated the same factor values. Adjustment factors are calculated by means of post-stratification, which divides the sample into strata according to the size of family, age, sex, part of the country and urban/rural situation.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988.
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Denmark.

  • IE - Ireland

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Quarterly National Household Survey

    Producer

    Central Statistics Office Ireland

    Universe

    Persons who usually reside on Irish territory living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 153 692

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Population 1981

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    Strata are formed by crossing counties with the level of urbanization. This results in a total of 151 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    24.42% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Adjustments for non-response and listings which do not contain a dwelling unit were made by modifying the grossing-up factor, at PSU level, by a factor (1 + (population of non-response units) / (population of respondent units)).

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    A population adjustment, at regional level, was carried out for
    males and females separately by five-year age groups to ensure that the survey population estimates were identical to independent official population estimates.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Ireland
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)