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Study: EU-LFS 2004


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2004


EU-LFS 2004 contains the Module on Work organisation and working time arrangements.

The study group consisted of employed persons, the self-employed, employees and unpaid family workers.


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS 2005 covers "the [then] 25 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 Countries, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Turkey." (Eurostat (2006): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2004, p. 2).Turkey and 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. In all countries but Germany, Hungary (3 weeks/month), Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey the sample is spread over the 13 weeks of the quarter. [...] The first week of a year or quarter is defined as the week that includes the first Thursday of the year or the quarter." (Eurostat (2006): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2004, p. 4.)




Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2004