Events

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester Campus
20-22 February 2019

International Net-SILC3 Workshop
Workshop on "Unit non-response and weighting" and "Item non-response and imputation"

The Third Network for the Analysis of EU-SILC (“Net-SILC3”) is a research network funded by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). It consists of a group of institutions and researchers using the comparative EU data source EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (“EU-SILC”). It brings together experts from nine European Statistical System (ESS) bodies and eight academic bodies.

This Best Practice Workshop will present preliminary findings from three work packages of Net-SILC3, which concern: frame errors and non-response, weighting and calibration, and imputation for income variables. These work packages form part of a cluster of Net-SILC3 work packages addressing the range of non-sampling errors in the context of EU-SILC data. The programme will also include invited discussants and panel discussions. The ultimate aim of this event is to produce guidelines for best practice in each of the areas addressed.

The workshop will be kindly hosted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3WA UK.

How to get there?

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus/how-to-get-here

Programme

 Programme of the International Net-SILC3 Workshop

Day 1: Wednesday 20 February

13:00-13:30

Registration

13:30-14:00

Opening session: Welcome and introduction

Chair: Eric Marlier, LISER/ Net-SILC3 coordination

  • Eric Marlier (LISER)
  • Emilio Di Meglio (European Commission, Eurostat)
  • Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

14:00-15:45

Session 1: Frame errors

Chair: Eric Marlier (LISER)

All Abstracts | All Papers


Frame errors in EU-SILC: Under-coverage & Exclusions from target population – Tara Junes (Statistics Finland)

Presentation 1 | Presentation 2


Q&A


Panel

  • Under-coverage/exclusions from target population and the EU “Integrated European Social Statistics” instrument (Emilio Di Meglio, European Commission, Eurostat)
  • Under-coverage/exclusions from target population and the quality and definition of EU social indicators (Rudi Van Dam, Social Protection Committee’s Indicators Sub-Group)
  • Under-coverage/exclusions from target population from a research point of view (Anne-Catherine Guio, LISER/Net-SILC3 coordination)

    Presentation

Overall discussion


15.45-16:15

Break

16:15-17:45

Session 2: Non-response and representativeness

Chair: Gareth James (Statistics UK [ONS])

All Abstracts | All Papers


Impact of panel attrition on representativeness of EU-SILC – Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands [CBS])

Presentation | Paper


Comparisons of representativeness of response of the EU-SILC first wave across countries – Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands [CBS])

Presentation | Paper


Discussant: Li-Chun Zhang (University of Southampton and Statistics Norway)

Presentation

Discussion

Day 2: Thursday 21 February

09:00-10:30

Session 3: Non-response and proxy interviews

Chair: Lars Lyberg (Inizio, Inc.)

All Abstracts | All Papers


Effect of proxy responses on non-response error – Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

Presentation


Q&A


Best practice on minimising non-response error – Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

Presentation


Illustration of best practice – Stephan Häni (Statistics Switzerland)

Presentation
Discussion


10.30-11:00

Break


11.00-12:30

Session 4: Calibration and weighting (1/3)

Chair: Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

All Abstracts | All Papers


Comparative review of weighting – Martins Liberts (Statistics Latvia [CSB])

Presentation | Paper


Q&A


Use of registers in calibration – Martins Liberts (Statistics Latvia [CSB])

Presentation | Paper


Q&A


Illustration of best practice – Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands [CBS]) and Frankovič Boris (Statistics Slovakia)

Presentation 1 | Presentation 2

Discussion


12.30-14:00

Lunch


14.00-15:15

Session 5: Calibration and weighting (2/3)

Chair: Emilio Di Meglio (European Commission, Eurostat)

All Abstracts | All Papers


Weighting for a modular structure – Andy Fallows (Statistics UK [ONS])

Presentation | Paper


Q&A


Weighting together panels for cross-sectional estimation – Olena Kaminska (ISER, University of Essex)

Presentation | Paper
Discussion


15.15-15:45

Break


15.45-16:45

Session 6: Calibration and weighting (3/3)

Chair: Barbara Moench (European Commission, Eurostat)

All Abstracts | All Papers | Presentation


Best practice for calibration and weighting – Gareth James (Statistics UK [ONS])

Discussion

Wrapping-up (unit non-response and weighting) – Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

Day 3: Friday 22 February

09:00-10:45

Session 7: Item non-response and imputation

Chair: Tim Goedemé (University of Antwerp and University of Oxford)

All Abstracts | All Papers


Comparative analysis of item non-response of income variables – Richard Heuberger (Statistics Austria)

Presentation | Paper


Q&A


Imputation practices for income variables – Sophie Psihoda (Statistics Austria)

Presentation | Paper


Q&A


Net-gross conversion procedures:

    Comparative analysis and best practices – Richard Heuberger (Statistics Austria)

    Presentation | Paper

    Discussant: Chrysa Leventi (Council of Economic Advisors of the Greek Ministry of Finance)

    Presentation


Overall Discussion

10.45-11:15

Break

11:15-12:45

Session 8: Imputation: innovative/alternative methods and best practice

Chair: Guillaume Osier (Statistics Luxembourg [STATEC])

All Abstracts | All Papers


Potential for longitudinal imputation – Nadja Lendle (University of Linz)

Presentation


Q&A


Best practice for imputation – Richard Heuberger (Statistics Austria)

Presentation


Illustration of best practice – Doriana Frattarola (Statistics Italy [ISTAT])

Presentation


Overall discussion


Wrapping-up (unit non-response and weighting) – Hans Kiesl (University of Regensburg)

12:45-13:15

Closing session

Chair: Anne-Catherine Guio (LISER/Net-SILC3 coordination)

Workshop conclusions and next steps – Peter Lynn (ISER, University of Essex)

Final words – by Eurostat and Net-SILC3 coordination