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Study: EU-LFS 2009


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2009


EU-LFS 2009 contains the Module on the entry of young people into the labour market. One of the basic scopes is to investigate the factors affecting the time of finding the first significant job and the characteristics of that job, the segmentation of school-to-work transition activities and the interruptions in studies, mismatches between education, skills and first job, etc.

The target population of the LFS 2009 ad-hoc module surveyed in all countries was all persons aged 15 to 34 years old. Only Denmark, Iceland and Spain presented some fluctuations (e.g in Spain, the target population was people aged 16 to 34 years).


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS 2009 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 not included in the micro-data). (Eurostat (2011): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2009, p. 4.)

Time Period Covered

The EU-LFS 2009 "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.
All countries conduct the LFS as a continuous survey, except Turkey and Switzerland. Turkey, although producing quarterly results, only covers the first week of each month, whereas Switzerland in 2009 only has an  annual survey carried out in the second quarter." (Eurostat (2011): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2009, p. 5.)




Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2009