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Study: EU-SILC 2019


Title European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2019


EU-SILC 2019 contains the 2019 module on Intergenerational transmission of disadvantages, household composition and evolution of income.


Geographical Coverage

"The EU-SILC project was launched in 2003 on the basis of a "gentlemen's agreement" in six Member States (Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg and Austria) and Norway. The start of the EU-SILC instrument was in 2004 for the EU-15 (except Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom) and Estonia, Norway and Iceland.
A derogation was provided in the cases of Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and nine of the then ten new Member States (all except Estonia) permitting them to begin in 2005 under the condition that they supply comparable data for the year 2004 for the common EU indicators that have been adopted by the Council in the context of the open method of co-ordination.
Bulgaria and Turkey started the full implementation of the EU-SILC instrument in 2006 while Romania and Switzerland began to implement it in 2007.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) started in 2010, Croatia in 2011, Montenegro and Serbia in 2013,while Kosovo in 2018." (Eurostat: METHODOLOGICAL GUIDELINES AND DESCRIPTION OF EU-SILC TARGET VARIABLES. 2019 operation (Version February 2020), p. 14).

EU-SILC implementation by country

Datasets availability table and release calendar (Eurostat)

Time Period Covered

Reference period for core variables: current, constant, at selection, income reference period, usual week, last 4 weeks, last 12 months, since last year, working life, childcare reference period.



Country Specific Information: EU-SILC 2019