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Study: EU-LFS 2010


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2010


EU-LFS 2010 contains the Module on Reconciliation between work and family life. The first aim is to establish how far persons participate in the labour force as they wish and if not, whether the reasons are connected with a lack of suitable care services for children and dependant persons. The second aim is to analyse the degree of flexibility offered at work in terms of reconciliation with family life. The third aim is to estimate how often career breaks occur and how far leave of absence is taken.

Target population: persons aged 15-64 years old


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS 2010 covers "the 27 Member States of the European Union, three EFTA countries (Iceland, which at the same time is a candidate country, Norway and Switzerland), and three candidate countries, i.e. Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey [(Turkey not included in the micro-data)]." (Eurostat (2012): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2010, p. 4.)

Time Period Covered

The EU-LFS 2010 "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." (Eurostat (2012): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2010, p. 5.)




Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2010