First DwB Training Course

Working with data from official statistics in Europe –
particularly the European Labour Force Survey

Dates: 18 - 20 July 2012
Location: Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany
Documents: downloadable here.

Data without Boundaries organizes in cooperation with Eurostat a series of three day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets.

This first course particularly focussed on the European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and was hosted by GESIS (Mannheim); other partners involved in this course were UK Data Archive (Essex), Réseau Quetelet (Paris), Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris) and Eurostat (Luxembourg).

The course was aimed at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the EU- LFS. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access the course demonstrated the possibilities of the EU-LFS in a hands-on computer session which explored the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis by using multivariate statistical methods and SPSS/Stata.

The call text can be downloaded here.

Content of the course: (outline downloadable here)

Welcome and Overview of DwB [Click here]

Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
             [Click here]

Part II: Access to Microdata from EU Research Data Centers

             [Click here]

Part III: Introduction to LFS

  • Introduction to EU-LFS [Click here]
  • Introduction to LFS from Research Perspective [Click here]
  • Comparability Issues [Click here]
  • Documentation & Additional Resources [Click here]

Part IV: Practical Training Session

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