The project stems from the need to provide timelier data on income, poverty, and social exclusion in order to feed the discussions in the context of the European Semester (including the early alert mechanism and the MIP ).
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The aim of this Eurostat Vision Implementation Project (VIP) is to rationalise the current system of stand-alone social surveys by assessing scenarios for an integrated approach to household/individual micro-data collection. The project is run in a collaboration between Eurostat's units F1 (Social statistics - modernisation and coordination) and B1 (Methodology and Corporate Architecture).
The general objective of the project is to develop a framework enabling the production of small area estimates for ESS social surveys.
The specific objectives are:
The Eurostat-ECB (European Central Bank) Seasonal Adjustment Expert Group (SAEG) is the high level group of experts in charge of the coordination of the Seasonal Adjustment activities in National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) and National Central Banks (NCBs) and reporting to the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) and the European System of Central Banks Statistics Committee (STC).
Seasonal adjustment is an important step of the official statistics business architecture and harmonisation of practices has proved to be key element of quality of the output. In this spirit, since the 90s, Eurostat
This report describes estimation methods, which may be applied in the context of the "Integration of European Social Surveys" project. These are the most suitable methods for the envisaged survey organisation, identified after extensive literature review and consultation of experts in this field.