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Study: EU-LFS 2003


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2003


EU-LFS 2003 contains the Module on Lifelong learning.

Target Population: Everybody aged 15 years or more.


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS covers the 27 Member States of the Union. In addition the survey covers member states of the EEA, Iceland and Norway, Switzerland by bilateral agreement, as well as the Candidate Country Turkey (Turkey & Malta are not included in the micro-data).

Time Period Covered

The reference week is one week in each quarter starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. The first week of a year or quarter is defined as the week that includes the first Thursday of the year or the quarter. In all countries but Germany, Hungary (3 weeks/month), Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey the sample is spread over the 13 weeks of the quarter.




Eurostat (2001): Labour Force Survey. Definition of the variables specified in Commission Regulation n.° 1575/2000. Revised Version. Including the notes for the variables specified in the Commisssion regulation No 2104-2002 (new education module).
Eurostat: Detailed analysis of the results of the 2003 LFS ad hoc module on lifelong learning. Evaluation Report.
Eurostat: Explanatory notes for the Labour Force Survey Specification of the 2003 ad hoc module on lifelong learning.

Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2003