Users’ Conference 2013

European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and European Union Statistics on Income & Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

Dates: 21 - 22 March 2013
Conference venue: Maritim Parkhotel Mannheim (Friedrichsplatz 2), Germany
Programme: download pdf
Presentations: on the Conference webpage (GESIS)
Contact: Christof Wolf and Heike Wirth

The 3rd European User Conference for EU-LFS and EU-SILC provided an international forum for the exchange of research based on EU-LFS or EU-SILC data. An important aim of the conference was to bring together people not only to encourage the discussion within the research community on both substantive and methodological issues, but also to offer researchers the opportunity to give feedback to Eurostat. The conference offered a unique possibility to discuss needs and wants of the research community with Eurostat. Researchers of all disciplines who are interested either in EU-LFS, EU-SILC or other European microdata were encouraged to participate.

Conference sessions focused on effects of social policies, poverty and deprivation, quality of life, labour market issues, gender and work as well as on methodological topics. In the closing session more European microdata release for research purpose was presented.

The conference was financially supported by the European Commission under the FP7 project Data without Boundaries. Therefore, there was no conference fee.

The final programme can be downloaded here. The presentation slides are available on the conference website managed by the host organization GESIS.

For any further questions please contact the local organizers Christof Wolf and Heike Wirth.


Day one: Thursday 21 March 2013

9.30 Registration
10.30–11.00 Opening session Room: Salon Kiel
York Sure-Vetter, GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
Eduardo Barredo Capelot, Eurostat, Director ‘Social Statistics’
11.00–12.00 Plenary Session
  Emilio di Meglio & Guillaume Osier
Variance estimation on SILC-based indicators
Michael Gebel
European youth labour markets in crisis: Does the deregulation of employment protection help?
12.00–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.15 Session A: Effects of Social Policies Room: Salon Kiel
  Chair: Alexander Mack
  Ronald Bachmann & Boris Beimann
Unemployment Insurance and Material Well-Being in Europe
  Lorenzo Corsini
A comparative analysis on the relationship between benefits generosity, search requirements and unemployment duration
  Eva Schlenker
The Labor Supply of Women in STEM
13.30–15.15 Session B: Poverty and Deprivation Room: Darmstadt
  Chair: Mara Boehle
  Stefan Angel & Benjam Bittschi
Housing deprivation and health: A European comparison
  Marianna Filandri & Emanuela Struffolino
Individual and familiar in-work poverty in comparative perspective
  Maria Iacovou
The relationship between household structure, poverty and deprivation
13.30–15.15 Session C: Standard and Non-Standard Employment Room: Fulda
  Chair: Bernhard Schimpl-Neimanns
  Stefan Stuth & Janine Bernhardt
Non-Standard Employment in Europe. Are there Unequal Integration Effects?
  François Ghesquière & Jacques Wels
Atypical employment and incomes in Europe: macro- and microanalysis
  Yvonni Markaki
Employment outcomes of immigrants across EU countries
15.15–15.45 Coffee
15.45–17.30 Session D: Quality of Life Room: Salon Kiel
  Chair: Didier Dupre
  Heinz-Herbert Noll & Stefan Weick
Housing Quality in Europe – A Comparative Analysis Based on EU-SILC Data
  Carol Jagger, Tony Fouweather, Wilma Nusselder & Jean-Marie Robine
Trends in activity limitation and Healthy Life Years between 2005 and 2009: the effect of harmonisation of measures
  Carole Bonnet, Olivier Bontout & Anne-Juliette Lecourt-Giraud
A decomposition of differences in the living standards of active population and retirees in Europe
15.45–17.30 Session E: At Risk of Poverty Room: Darmstadt
  Chair: Boyan Genev
  Marisa Hidalgo-Hidalgo & Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe
Public spending in education and long-run effects of poverty
  Šárka Šustová, Martin Zelený & Eliška Zykmundová
At work..., and poor? A comparison of the Czech and Slovak low wage populations in the EU-SILC Survey
  Lucia Coppola & Davide Di Laurea
At persistent risk of poverty in Italy and United Kingdom
15.45–17.30 Session F: Aspects of the Labour Market Room: Fulda
  Chair: Hervé Rennié
  Carlos Gradín, Olga Cantó & Coral del Río
Unemployment and spell duration during the Great Recession in the EU
  John Moffat & Duncan Roth
The cohort size-earnings relationship in Europe
  Miroslav Beblavy, Anna-Elisabeth Thum & Galina Potjagailo
Where and when does adult learning happen? A cohort analysis of adult education acquisition in Europe
19.00 Dinner


 Day two: Friday March 22, 2013

9.00–11.00 Session G: Youth Employment Room: Salon Kiel
  Chair: Arturo de la Fuente
  Hans Dietrich
Delivers the great recession the whole story? Structural shifts in youth unemployment pattern in the 2000s from a European perspective
  Liisa Larja & Anna Pärnänen
Who are the unemployed youth and how many are they?
  Ilias Livanos
Youth employment crisis in Europe: an investigation of factors leading to involuntary non-standard employment
  Massimiliano Mascherini & Alessandra Mattei
The economic cost of young people not in employment, education or training
9.00–11.00 Session H: Gender and Work Room: Darmstadt
  Chair: Andrea Lengerer
  Julia Bredtmann, Sebastian Otten & Christian Rulff
Husband's Unemployment and Wife's Labor Supply – The added worker effect across Europe
  Anne Eydoux
Crises and gendered trends in work, unemployment and social policies
  Lena Hipp & Kathrin Leuze
It’s not just who you marry but also where you live! Determinants of working time differences within couples in Europe
  Melinda Mills & Patrick Präg
Gender differences in the school-to-work transition in 29 European countries
9.00–11.00 Session I: Methodological Issues Room: Fulda
  Chair: Heike Wirth
  Tim Goedemé, Karel van den Bosch & Aaron van den Heede
What difference does a survey make? Comparing incomes of the 65+ in Europe between EU-SILC and SHARE
  Vladislav Flek & Martina Mysikova
The use of EU-SILC for labor flows analysis: Methodology and some first results
  Eva Militaru, Silvia Avram, Silvia Cojanu & Cristina Stroe
Tackling child poverty in Romania by learning from other country’s experiences - Comparative microsimulation analysis
  Paula C.R. Vicente & Maria Fátima Salgueiro
Longitudinal modeling of a material deprivation score with missing data
11.00–11.30 Coffee
11.30–13.00 Closing Session - More European Microdata available for Research Purposes Room: Salon Kiel
  Chair: Christof Wolf
  Gijs van Houten
European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), European Company Survey (ECS) - Surveys of Eurofound
Frank Espelage
More microdata by Eurostat for scientific purposes


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