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Study: EU-LFS 2006


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2006


EU-LFS 2006 contains the Module on Transition from work into retirement.

According to the explanatory notes for the 2006 ad hoc module the first aim was to know how the transition at the end of the career towards full retirement is expected to take place, takes place or took place. The second aim was to know which factors would be/were at play in determining the exit from work, and which factors could make/could have made persons postpone the exit from work.

The target group of the module consisted of all persons aged between 50 and 69 (who either worked or didn't work and worked at least up to the age of 50).


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS 2006 covers "the the then 25 Member States of the European Union. In addition the survey covers the countries of the EEA, Iceland and Norway, Switzerland by bilateral agreement, as well as Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Turkey." (Eurostat (2008): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2006, p. 3). Turkey and Malta are not included in the micro-data.

Time Period Covered

The EU-LFS 2006 "is designed as a continuous quarterly survey with interviews spread uniformly over all weeks of a quarter. Each reference week starts on Monday and ends 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. [...] The actual sample is spread over the 13 weeks of the quarter in all countries but Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey, where the sample covers respectively the first 12 weeks of each quarter, the 4th and the 1st week of each month." (Eurostat (2008): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2006, p. 5.)




Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2006