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Study: EU-LFS 2012


Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2012


EU-LFS 2012 contains the Module on Transition from work into retirement. It aimed in particular at establishing firstly how the transition at the end of the career towards full retirement takes place or is expected to take place, and secondly at analysing the factors determining the exit from work and the factors that could make people postpone the exit from work.

Target population: everybody aged 50 to 69, currently working or having worked after the age of 50.


Geographical Coverage

The EU-LFS 2012 covers “the 28 Member States of the European Union, three EFTA countries (Iceland [...], Norway and Switzerland), and two candidate countries, i.e. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey [(not included in the micro-data)]. All the territories of participating countries are covered, except for Cyprus which only covers the areas under the control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus, and except for the French overseas departments (DOM).“ (Eurostat (2014): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2012, p. 5.)

Time Period Covered

The EU-LFS 2012 "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 (2014): Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey 2012, pp. 5-6.)




Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2012