Microdata from Eurostat are the basis for comparative social research in Europe. More and more researchers use these data for a wide range of economic and social analyses. Topics addressed in the 6th User Conference include e.g. poverty and social exclusion, income inequality, low wage earners, gender earnings gap, migration and labour mobility, the impact of the financial crisis around 2008 on employment and unemployment, quality of work, innovativeness of enterprises, adult education, skills and qualification, and social aspects of health. In addition to substantive issues, presentations focusing on methodological topics are highly welcome. They may include e.g. questions of data quality, cross-national and inter-temporal comparability as well as the comparability of different EU surveys.
The 6th European User Conference for Eurostat microdata is organized by the German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat. The conference will provide researchers with the opportunity to present and discuss their latest work and share their experience. In addition to fostering the discussion within the research community on both substantive and methodological issues, the conference offers researchers the opportunity to get into contact with colleagues from Eurostat.
Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, demography, geography, political science and public health) who use Eurostat microdata are encouraged to submit an abstract. All presentations must be comparative and include data from at least two countries.
The deadline for submissions of abstracts is September 29, 2018. Proposals should be submitted online via the presentation submission form.
Abstracts should be 500 to 1000 words long. The abstract should be informative and clearly state the research question, the hypotheses, the methods and the dataset(s) used, the countries analyzed and a description of preliminary findings. Please do not include tables or figures in your abstract. The submitters will be notified by December 15, 2018, whether their abstract was accepted for presentation or not.