Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65951
Authors: 
Iacovou, Maria
Kaminska, Olena
Levy, Horacio
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2012-03
Abstract: 
The EU's Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), launched in 2003, was the first micro-level data set to provide comprehensive data on incomes and other social and economic domains over the enlarged EU. This paper draws on two programmes of research to ask how well the EU-SILC has met the objectives with which it was designed. We focus on three areas: sampling and design, household dynamics, and incomes. In each domain the EU-SILC forms a unique and useful resource, but we also find problems and shortcomings, some of which could be rectified relatively easily, for the majority of countries.
Subjects: 
EU-SILC
Europe
data quality
sampling
households
incomes
JEL: 
C81
D31
J12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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