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EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)

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EU statistics on income and living conditions
Abstract

he EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) instrument is the EU reference source for comparative statistics on income distribution and social inclusion at the European level. It provides two types of annual data for 27 European Union countries, Croatia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey:

• Cross-sectional data pertaining to a given time or a certain time period with variables on income, poverty, social exclusion and other living conditions, and
• Longitudinal data pertaining to individual-level changes over time, observed periodically over a four year period.

It collects comparable multidimensional micro-data on:

• income
• poverty
• social exclusion
• housing
• labour
• education
• health

The reference population in EU-SILC includes all private households and their current members residing in the territory of the countries at the time of data collection. Persons living in collective households and in institutions are generally excluded from the target population. Some small parts of the national territory amounting to no more than 2% of the national population and the national territories listed below may be excluded from EU-SILC. All household members are surveyed, but only those aged 16 and more are interviewed.

Geographic coverage

Iceland

Time method
Longitudinal
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Time period
2005
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2011

Types of available microdata

Consistency type

 
public
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students
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phD students
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researches
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foreign researches
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Access mode

 
online access
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for download
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onsite access
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remote access
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remote excecution
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Update date
15/09/2021