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Study: EU-SILC 2009


Title European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2009


EU-SILC 2009 contains the 2009 Module on material deprivation. The 2009 Module consists on thirty variables to be asked at household level (six of them optional) and seven variables to be asked at personal level.

The 2009 module variables relate to three different types of units:
1. Household: The variables relating to housing, the environment, financial stress and durables (except possession of mobile phones) are asked at household level and refer to the household as a whole.
2. Individual: Information on the possession of a mobile phone, basic needs, unmet needs as well as leisure and social activities in the category "adult items" must be provided for each current household member, or, if applicable, for all selected respondents, aged 16 and over.
3. Child: Children's items relate to all household members aged under 16 to be compatible with the data collection defined in the EU-SILC Framework Regulation. The questions must be answered by the household respondent for the whole group of children aged under 16. If at least one child does not have the item in question, the whole group of children in the household is assumed not to have the item.


Geographical Coverage

EU-27 member states and Iceland, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland.

Datasets availability table and release calendar (Eurostat)

Time Period Covered

Reference period for core variables: constant, at selection, income reference period, usual week, last 4 weeks, last 12 months, since last year, working life, childcare reference period (Eurostat (2009): DESCRIPTION OF TARGET VARIABLES:Cross-sectional and Longitudinal 2009 operation, p. 76).
All 2009 module variables relate to the current situation as the reference period, except for: the two variables on the expectation of the household to change dwelling, which refers to the next six month and the variables on unmet needs and on the visits to general practitioners (GP's) and specialists, which refer to the past twelve months. (Eurostat (2011): 2009 EU-SILC MODULE ON MATERIAL DEPRIVATION. Assessment of the implementation, p. 4.)




Country Specific Information: EU-SILC 2009