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Study: EU-LFS 1994

Titles

Title European Union Labour Force Survey 1994

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

Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

References

Eurostat (1996): The European Union labour force survey. Methods and definitions – 1996.

Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 1994

  • 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 43 933

    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

    42.60 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    No post-stratification is carried out. The results corrected for differing sampling probabilities between regions, are grossed up to the total population.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Portugal
    EU-LFS Data 1995 (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 187 326

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Population

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    The PSUs are divided into 210 strata, formed by crossing the 21 regions by 10 levels of urbanization. New constructions of 10 dwellings or more form a seperate stratum in each region.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results (more than 1 week)

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    31.13 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The first stage adjusts for non-response by post stratifying by degree of urbanization, by whether first, second or third interview, and weighting the responses in each strata by the reciprocal of the response rate for that strata.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The second stage uses a generalized Raking Ratio method to adjust the weight for each household so that the survey estimates agree with independent population estimates for sex by five year age band. This method ensures that individual and household analyses give consistent results.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire France
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (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 13 949

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Current Population Register

    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

    39.27 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A post stratification is carried out by sex and age group, using independent population estimates as controls.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Luxembourg
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (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 167 225

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification is carried out by administrative region by degree of urbanisation. The localities of the conutry (apart from Greater Salonica and Greater Athens) are put into one of 8 strata depending on the size of population of the locality. These strata are further divided by the nine administrative regions. Greater Salonica and Greater Athens are divided into, 10 and 40 respectively, equally sized strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    All weeks in 2nd quarter, not uniformly spread

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    48.24% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    "No stratification is carried out a posteriori. The weighting factor
    related to population adjustment is such that, at national level, the survey population estimates are identical to the official independent population estimates."

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1994
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Greece
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (2013 release)

  • ES - Spain

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Economically active population survey

    Producer

    Spanish Statistical Office

    Universe

    The population residing in private households is covered, including servants; persons living in collective households and persons who are temporarily absent are sampled via the parents living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 190 737

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    "Census (list of municipal districts), list of dwellings (from interviewers)"

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census sections

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification is carried out in each province by degree of urbanization of the municipality. These are further divided into sub-strata using information on the predominant socio-economic status of the population of the section taken from the preceding census or municipal register.

    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

    62.74% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Every quarter, population projections by age group and Spanish provinces (NUTS 3) are calculated. Projections by age and region are distributed by stratum in proportion to the population of each stratum. In each stratum, age group and region, the weighting is determined by the ratio of the projection to the sample size.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The sample is calibrated in order to adjust to the population disribution. The auxiliary information used is the population by sex, age, nationality and NUTS 2. A linear weighting method is used, in which each member of the household has the same weight.

    Notes

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

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Spain
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (2013 release)

  • NL - Netherlands

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Enquête Beroepsbevolking

    Producer

    Statistics Netherlands

    Universe

    Persons residing in the Netherlands living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 82 084

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    List of addresses

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Stratification Criteria

    65 strata are created by crossing 40 "Corop" planning regions with 28 employment exchange regions.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    2

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    1st to 22nd/23rd week, not uniformly spread

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    34.52 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    It is used a linear weighting method with the constraint that every member of the household has the same weight. For three posteriori stratifications the following variables are used: a detailed breakdown by age, sex, ethnic background, martial status and region.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Netherlands
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (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 81 281

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population Registers

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample is stratified by province (with Brabant province divided into
    north and south).

    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

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33.16 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A single stage post-stratification by age-band, sex and arrondissement administratif with control totals based is applied on independent estimates of the population at the start of the year. As the arrondissements combine to form the provinces the weighting procedure implicitly corrects for the different sampling ratios between provinces.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Portugal
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (2013 release)

  • UK - Great Britain

    National Reference

    Producer

    UK Office for National Statistics

    Universe

    Persons living in private households, including persons who are temporarily absent.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 159 445

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)
    • Ad-hoc Module Data

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    GB: Royal Mail's Postcode Address File, NI: Rating and Valuation List

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Most of Great Britain constitutes one stratum, while the far north
    of Scotland forms a separate stratum and Northern Ireland three strata (Belfast and eastern and western Northern Ireland).

    Sampling Method

    Northern Ireland: single random sampling design +
    Far north of Scotland: telephone number is PSU

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    5

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    43.84 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Address

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The adjustment procedure is based on a three-stage a posteriori stratification. Figures are based on independent demographic estimates. The stratification variable for the first stage is the Local Authority District. This stage makes it possible to make adjustments for different rates of non-response in the various local authority areas and ensures that the results are geographically representative. The second-stage variables are sex by age band This stratification is intended to ensure that the age profile of the 16-24 year old is correct at national level. The variables in the third stage are region, sex and age band
    The three stages are applied by means of an iterative procedure designed to ensure that the estimates are consistent with the stratification variable sets.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (2013 release)

  • 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 198 935

    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; 2-2-2

    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

    40.01 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Within each province (103), the data is post-stratified by sex, and in each region (20) by age group. The results are then adjusted to the independent population estimates.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Italy
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (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 18 942

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Current Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Sampling Method

    TThe registered unemployed are over-sampled.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    3.09% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Post stratification is carried out by age band, sex, sector of activity, vocational education, registered unemployment and income.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996.
    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 149 566

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Population 1996

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    Strata are formed by crossing counties with the level of urbanization. This gives 171 strata in all.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per month Spring results (more than 1 week)

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    21.16% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    For each of the 171 strata, the weights are multiplied by a factor so that the weights for the strata sum to the total population recorded in the 1991 census.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    As a final stage the sample is post-stratified by Planning Region,
    age band, sex and the results from the mulitplication, constrained to independent population estimates for this post-stratification.

    Notes

    Number of Rotational Groups: In general, respondents are only interviewed once. However 25% of the sample is retained from one year to the next.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1996
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Ireland
    EU-LFS Data 1994 (2013 release)