EU-SILC Survey: 8000 households to be contacted in Luxembourg

Starting 15 February 2017, LISER will begin interviewing households to collect information on a number of topics such as income, poverty, social exclusion, work, education and health.

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is an annual survey that aims to collect data on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions. The survey has two components:

  • firstly, a cross-sectional component where data pertaining to income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions is gathered at regular intervals
  • secondly, a longitudinal component where data is collected pertaining to individual-level changes over time, observed periodically over a four-year period

Currently, EU countries as well as Iceland, Turkey, Norway, and Switzerland participate in the EU-SILC survey. Since 2010, marking the beginning of the Europe 2020 strategy, EU-SILC data is being used for monitoring the poverty and social inclusion in the EU.

In Luxembourg, the data collection (face-to-face interview) for this survey is carried out by LISER on behalf of STATEC. In 2017, approximately 8000 households on the territory of Luxembourg will be contacted. Since 2016, households are selected based on the “Registre National des Personnes Physiques”. Starting on 15th February 2017, thousands of interviews will be conducted in all countries participating in the EU-SILC survey with the view of collecting information about household on a number of topics such as income, poverty, social exclusion, work, education and health. This survey wave will finish on 15Th of August.

For Survey enquiries, please contact Agnieszka Walczak

— Posted on 07/02/2017
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