Second Network for the Analysis of EU-SILC

Coordinator: Eric Marlier
CEPS/INSTEAD Research Institute




In line with the previous Network (Net-SILC1), the aim of Net-SILC2 is to develop methodology for the analysis of the EU-SILC data, covering both cross-sectional and longitudinal dimensions, and to develop common tools and approaches regarding various aspects of data production. It is also to manage the overall scientific organisation of the 2012 and 2014 EU-SILC international conferences.

The activities of the Network are set out in terms of 26 work packages described below. It is important that the research should be seen as an integrated whole, and active steps will be taken to encourage cross-fertilisation between these work packages.




Net-SILC2 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 expertise from 16 European partners:
i) the Coordinator, i.e. the Luxembourg-based CEPS/INSTEAD Research
ii) the six European Statistical System co-partners, i.e. National Statistical
Institutes from Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway and the UK;

as well as
iii) the Bank of Italy, and
iv) academics from 8 research bodies [Oxford University (UK), University of
Southampton (UK), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Bristol
(UK), University of Essex (UK), Stockholm University (Sweden), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Free University Berlin (Germany)].


Net-SILC2 is the successor of Net-SILC1 (December 2008-December 2010).
Readers interested can download the book that was prepared by Net-SILC1:
Atkinson, A.B. and Marlier, E. (eds.) (2010). “Income and living conditions
in Europe”, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European
Communities (OPOCE), available at:





A. First domain: Concepts and Methods (CO&ME)

A1. Cluster on income
WP CO&ME-INCOME.1: Use of registers
WP CO&ME-INCOME.2: Imputed rent
WP CO&ME-INCOME.3: (Extremely) high income
WP CO&ME-INCOME.4: Social transfers in kind 
A2. Cluster on longitudinal tools & methods
WP CO&ME-LONGIT.1: Coherence of longitudinal component
WP CO&ME-LONGIT.2: Longitudinal analysis capacity building 
WP CO&ME-LONGIT.3: Following rules in EU-SILC
WP CO&ME-LONGIT.4: Attrition in longitudinal EU-SILC
A3. Other CO&ME work packages
WP CO&ME-VARIANCE: Standard errors and sampling issues
WP CO&ME-FADE: “Fade-away” hypothesis 
WP CO&ME-SHARING: Intra-household sharing of resources
B. Second domain: Material deprivation (DEPRIV)
B1. Cluster on revision
WP DEPRIV-REVISION.1: Revision of material deprivation items
WP DEPRIV-REVISION.2: Revision of EU MD indicators
WP DEPRIV-REVISION.3: Multidimensional poverty 
B2. Cluster on analysis
WP DEPRIV-ANALYSIS.1: Material deprivation of children
WP DEPRIV-ANALYSIS.2: Evolution of MD over time
C. Third domain: Analysis of the Europe 2020 "AROPE"
C1. Cluster on household
WP AROPE-HOUSEHOLD.1: Household composition and poverty dynamics
WP AROPE-HOUSEHOLD.2: Household structure and AROPE
WP AROPE-HOUSEHOLD.3: Impact of life cycle
WP AROPE-HOUSEHOLD.4: Jobless households, labour markets and employment policy
C2. Cluster on evolution
WP AROPE-EVOLUTION.1: Evolution of AROPE over time 
WP AROPE-EVOLUTION.2: Monitoring income poverty & inequal. 
C3. Other AROPE work packages
WP AROPE-WORK: AROPE, employment and work attachment 
WP AROPE-EXPENDITURE: Expenditure vs. income poverty
WP AROPE-LABOUR MARKET: Monitoring the integration of the EU labour markets