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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Adult Education Survey (AES) 2007 and 2011
Encuesta sobre la Participación de la Población Adulta en las Actividades de Aprendizaje (EADA), 2007 and 2011

Topic
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Education and Learning
Work and Productivity
Uses of Technology
Relevance for this Topic
Country Spain
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Governance

Contact information

Raquel Álvarez Esteban/ Social Statistics Directorate.
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spanish, Statistical Office, INE)
Castellana 183
28046 Madrid
Spain
Phone: 91 583 91 00
Fax: 91 583 91 58
Email: raquel.alvarez.esteban(at)ine.es
Url: www.ine.es/.../menu.do

Timeliness, transparency

Data collection was finalised in March 2011. Transmission of data to Eurostat was in August and the dissemination of national results was in November of 2012.

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Visits and telephone calls to confirm/revise missing data.

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Visits and telephone calls to confirm/revise missing data.

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Visits and telephone calls to confirm/revise missing data

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Visits and telephone calls to confirm/revise missing data


Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to tables in Spanish and English http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft13%2Fp459&file=inebase&L=0 - Spanish anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_eada.htm) and English anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_eada_en.htm)

Conditions of access


No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands


Free, online data is available immediately, but it can take an average of two weeks for specific requests.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format).


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish.

Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to tables in Spanish and English http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft13%2Fp459&file=inebase&L=0 - Spanish anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_eada.htm) and English anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_eada_en.htm)

Conditions of access


No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands


Free, online data is available immediately, but it can take an average of two weeks for specific requests.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format).


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish.

Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to tables in Spanish and English http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft13%2Fp459&file=inebase&L=0 - Spanish anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_eada.htm) and English anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_eada_en.htm)

Conditions of access


No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands


Free, online data is available immediately, but it can take an average of two weeks for specific requests.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format).


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish.

Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to tables in Spanish and English http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft13%2Fp459&file=inebase&L=0 - Spanish anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_eada.htm) and English anonymised microdata (http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_eada_en.htm)

Conditions of access


No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands


Free, online data is available immediately, but it can take an average of two weeks for specific requests.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format).


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish.


Coverage


Round 1: Data collected in 2007. Round 2: Data collected in from October 2011 to March 2012. The samples consisted of people between the ages of 18 and 65, both inclusive, living in private dwellings. There was both general and regional representativeness. The survey used a two-staged, stratified sample and included 33,216 interviewees (17,829 completed interviews). There were no proxy substitutions.


2007


Census tracts and population aged 18-65


Municipal Register (2011)


All of Spain and its regions


Population aged 18-65


Population aged 18-65


Data: socio-demographic data on the individuals and the households in which they live, educational information, formal, non-formal and informal learning, characteristics of the learning activities, learning accessibility and difficulties, ICT and languages skills, cultural engagement Data are aggregated in the following areas for dissemination through the website: Adult educational features Educational activities Informal learning Difficulties regarding learning opportunities and possibilities Languages knowledge ICT knowledge Cultural activities Classification variables: age, sex, place of birth, nationality, interviewees’ educational attainment, parental educational attainment, economic situation, social participation, household type, urban/rural settings, regions.


• OECD. "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators". OECD Publishing. Available at: www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.../...-at-a-glance_19991487
. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Sobre educación, Educación no formal y Salarios: Evidencia para España”. Documentos de Trabajo FUNCAS 577 (2010). ISSN-e 1988-8767. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Non-Formal Education, Over education and Wages”. Revista de Economía Aplicada 21(61) (2013): 5-28. Available at: www.staragon.com/.../nieto_ramos.pdf
• Several publications on Education of Eurostat and D.G. EAC, as well as CEDEFOP • Villar, F.,& Celdrán, M. ”Learning in later life: participation in formal, non-formal and informal activities in a nationally representative Spanish sample”. European Journal of Ageing 10(2) (2013): 135-144. Available at: link.springer.com/.../s10433-012-0257-1
.

Coverage


Round 1: Data collected in 2007. Round 2: Data collected in from October 2011 to March 2012. The samples consisted of people between the ages of 18 and 64 living in private dwellings. There was both general and regional representativeness. The survey used a two-staged, stratified sample and included 33,216 interviewees (17,829 completed interviews). There were no proxy substitutions.


2007


Census tracts and population aged 18-65


Municipal Register (2011)


All of Spain and its regions


Population aged 18-65


Population aged 18-65


Data: socio-demographic data on the individuals and the households in which they live, educational information, formal, non-formal and informal learning, characteristics of the learning activities, learning accessibility and difficulties, ICT and languages skills, cultural engagement Data are aggregated in the following areas for dissemination through the website: Adult educational features Educational activities Informal learning Difficulties regarding learning opportunities and possibilities Languages knowledge ICT knowledge Cultural activities Classification variables: age, sex, place of birth, nationality, interviewees’ educational attainment, parental educational attainment, economic situation, social participation, household type, urban/rural settings, regions.


• OECD. "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators". OECD Publishing. Available at: www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.../...-at-a-glance_19991487
. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Sobre educación, Educación no formal y Salarios: Evidencia para España”. Documentos de Trabajo FUNCAS 577 (2010). ISSN-e 1988-8767. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Non-Formal Education, Over education and Wages”. Revista de Economía Aplicada 21(61) (2013): 5-28. Available at: www.staragon.com/.../nieto_ramos.pdf
• Several publications on Education of Eurostat and D.G. EAC, as well as CEDEFOP • Villar, F.,& Celdrán, M. ”Learning in later life: participation in formal, non-formal and informal activities in a nationally representative Spanish sample”. European Journal of Ageing 10(2) (2013): 135-144. Available at: link.springer.com/.../s10433-012-0257-1
.

Coverage


Round 1: Data collected in 2007. Round 2: Data collected in from October 2011 to March 2012. The samples consisted of people between the ages of 18 and 65, both inclusive, living in private dwellings. There was both general and regional representativeness. The survey used a two-staged, stratified sample and included 33,216 interviewees (17,829 completed interviews). There were no proxy substitutions.


2007


Census tracts and population aged 18-65


Municipal Register (2011)


All of Spain and its regions


Population aged 18-65


Population aged 18-65


Data: socio-demographic data on the individuals and the households in which they live, educational information, formal, non-formal and informal learning, characteristics of the learning activities, learning accessibility and difficulties, ICT and languages skills, cultural engagement Data are aggregated in the following areas for dissemination through the website: Adult educational features Educational activities Informal learning Difficulties regarding learning opportunities and possibilities Languages knowledge ICT knowledge Cultural activities Classification variables: age, sex, place of birth, nationality, interviewees’ educational attainment, parental educational attainment, economic situation, social participation, household type, urban/rural settings, regions.


• OECD. "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators". OECD Publishing. Available at: www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.../...-at-a-glance_19991487
. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Sobre educación, Educación no formal y Salarios: Evidencia para España”. Documentos de Trabajo FUNCAS 577 (2010). ISSN-e 1988-8767. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Non-Formal Education, Over education and Wages”. Revista de Economía Aplicada 21(61) (2013): 5-28. Available at: www.staragon.com/.../nieto_ramos.pdf
• Several publications on Education of Eurostat and D.G. EAC, as well as CEDEFOP • Villar, F.,& Celdrán, M. ”Learning in later life: participation in formal, non-formal and informal activities in a nationally representative Spanish sample”. European Journal of Ageing 10(2) (2013): 135-144. Available at: link.springer.com/.../s10433-012-0257-1
.

Coverage


Round 1: Data collected in 2007. Round 2: Data collected in from October 2011 to March 2012. The samples consisted of people between the ages of 18 and 65, both inclusive, living in private dwellings. There was both general and regional representativeness. The survey used a two-staged, stratified sample and included 33,216 interviewees (17,829 completed interviews). There were no proxy substitutions.


2007


Census tracts and population aged 18-65.


Municipal Register (2011)


All of Spain and its regions


Population aged 18-65


Population aged 18-65


Data: socio-demographic data on the individuals and the households in which they live, educational information, formal, non-formal and informal learning, characteristics of the learning activities, learning accessibility and difficulties, ICT and languages skills, cultural engagement Data are aggregated in the following areas for dissemination through the website: Adult educational features Educational activities Informal learning Difficulties regarding learning opportunities and possibilities Languages knowledge ICT knowledge Cultural activities Classification variables: age, sex, place of birth, nationality, interviewees’ educational attainment, parental educational attainment, economic situation, social participation, household type, urban/rural settings, regions.


• OECD. "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators". OECD Publishing. Available at: www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.../...-at-a-glance_19991487
. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Sobre educación, Educación no formal y Salarios: Evidencia para España”. Documentos de Trabajo FUNCAS 577 (2010). ISSN-e 1988-8767. • Nieto, S., & Ramos Lobo, R. “Non-Formal Education, Over education and Wages”. Revista de Economía Aplicada 21(61) (2013): 5-28. Available at: www.staragon.com/.../nieto_ramos.pdf
• Several publications on Education of Eurostat and D.G. EAC, as well as CEDEFOP • Villar, F.,& Celdrán, M. ”Learning in later life: participation in formal, non-formal and informal activities in a nationally representative Spanish sample”. European Journal of Ageing 10(2) (2013): 135-144. Available at: link.springer.com/.../s10433-012-0257-1
.


Linkage


Classifications on occupations and professions, and on education are homogenized according to the INE standards and to international norms (CIUO, ISCO, ISCED).


No connection between data from both rounds

Linkage


Classifications on occupations and professions, as well as on education are homogenised according to the INE standards and to international norms (CIUO, ISCO, ISCED).


Please specify if there is a common variable such as ID or household number that allows the linkage among databases or registries.

Linkage


Classifications on occupations and professions, and on education are homogenized according to the INE standards and to international norms (CIUO, ISCO, ISCED).


No connection between data from both rounds

Linkage


Classifications on occupations and professions, and on education are homogenized according to the INE standards and to international norms (CIUO, ISCO, ISCED).


No connection between data from both rounds


Data quality


- Cognitive pre-tests and behaviour screening meetings on target questions - Previous focus groups with potential interviewees - EADA assessment on non-response (www.ine.es/metodologia/t13/t133045911eva.pdf
)


The European Adult Education Survey (AES) questionnaire was initially prepared by means of a pilot AES during the period 2005-2008, so countries were encouraged to adapt their model questionnaire to that of Eurostat with the fewest possible deviations in order to produce comparable statistics at the EU-level. The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case for EADA 2011, including some variables on the educational background and excluding other parts already treated in other national studies.


The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case leading to EADA questionnaire 2011, including some variables on the educational background of people and excluding other parts already included in other national studies. The experience taken from the first round in this Spanish survey was also added to the 2011 round to gain consolidation in questions. Some pre-tests to search for questions inconsistencies and misunderstandings in relation with cognitive capabilities were carried out.

Data quality


- Cognitive pre-tests and behaviour screening meetings on target questions - Previous focus groups with potential interviewees - EADA assessment on non-response (www.ine.es/metodologia/t13/t133045911eva.pdf
)


The European Adult Education Survey (AES) questionnaire was initially prepared by means of a pilot AES during the period 2005-2008, so countries were encouraged to adapt their model questionnaire to that of Eurostat with the fewest possible deviations in order to produce comparable statistics at the EU-level. The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case for EADA 2011, including some variables on the educational background and excluding other parts already treated in other national studies.


The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case leading to EADA questionnaire 2011, including some variables on the educational background of people and excluding other parts already included in other national studies. The experience taken from the first round in this Spanish survey was also added to the 2011 round to gain consolidation in questions. Some pre-tests to search for questions inconsistencies and misunderstandings in relation with cognitive capabilities were carried out.

Data quality


- Cognitive pre-tests and behaviour screening meetings on target questions - Previous focus groups with potential interviewees - EADA assessment on non-response (www.ine.es/metodologia/t13/t133045911eva.pdf
)


The European Adult Education Survey (AES) questionnaire was initially prepared by means of a pilot AES during the period 2005-2008, so countries were encouraged to adapt their model questionnaire to that of Eurostat with the fewest possible deviations in order to produce comparable statistics at the EU-level. The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case for EADA 2011, including some variables on the educational background and excluding other parts already treated in other national studies.


The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case leading to EADA questionnaire 2011, including some variables on the educational background of people and excluding other parts already included in other national studies. The experience taken from the first round in this Spanish survey was also added to the 2011 round to gain consolidation in questions. Some pre-tests to search for questions inconsistencies and misunderstandings in relation with cognitive capabilities were carried out.

Data quality


- Cognitive pre-tests and behaviour screening meetings on target questions - Previous focus groups with potential interviewees - EADA assessment on non-response (www.ine.es/metodologia/t13/t133045911eva.pdf
)


The European Adult Education Survey (AES) questionnaire was initially prepared by means of a pilot AES during the period 2005-2008, so countries were encouraged to adapt their model questionnaire to that of Eurostat with the fewest possible deviations in order to produce comparable statistics at the EU-level. The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case for EADA 2011, including some variables on the educational background and excluding other parts already treated in other national studies.


The European questionnaire was adapted to the Spanish case leading to EADA questionnaire 2011, including some variables on the educational background of people and excluding other parts already included in other national studies. The experience taken from the first round in this Spanish survey was also added to the 2011 round to gain consolidation in questions. Some pre-tests to search for questions inconsistencies and misunderstandings in relation with cognitive capabilities were carried out.


Applicability


Lifelong learning is rooted in the European political debate since 1996 and is fully valued in the Lisbon Council as one of the key elements to achieve the strategic goal of making the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Eurostat proposed the creation of a European statistical information system on the education of the adult population, in which an Adult Education Survey was part of. The Spanish version is the Survey on Adult Population Involvement in Learning Activities (AES), which is aimed to measure adult learning in order to link it to other aspects, such as learning difficulties, accessibility to information on learning opportunities or participation in cultural activities. - Strengths: This survey is grounded on the European project, Adult Education Survey (AES), which is coordinated by Eurostat. - Weaknesses: There is, however, no full harmonization with the EADA 2007.

Applicability


Lifelong learning is rooted in the European political debate since 1996 and is fully valued in the Lisbon Council as one of the key elements to achieve the strategic goal of making the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Eurostat proposed the creation of a European statistical information system on the education of the adult population, in which an Adult Education Survey was part of. The Spanish version is the Survey on Adult Population Involvement in Learning Activities (AES), which is aimed to measure adult learning in order to link it to other aspects, such as learning difficulties, accessibility to information on learning opportunities or participation in cultural activities. - Strengths: This survey is grounded on the European project, Adult Education Survey (AES), which is coordinated by Eurostat. - Weaknesses: There is, however, no full harmonisation with the EADA 2007.

Applicability


Lifelong learning is rooted in the European political debate since 1996 and is fully valued in the Lisbon Council as one of the key elements to achieve the strategic goal of making the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Eurostat proposed the creation of a European statistical information system on the education of the adult population, in which an Adult Education Survey was part of. The Spanish version is the Survey on Adult Population Involvement in Learning Activities (AES), which is aimed to measure adult learning in order to link it to other aspects, such as learning difficulties, accessibility to information on learning opportunities or participation in cultural activities. - Strengths: This survey is grounded on the European project, Adult Education Survey (AES), which is coordinated by Eurostat. - Weaknesses: There is, however, no full harmonization with the EADA 2007.

Applicability


Lifelong learning is rooted in the European political debate since 1996 and is fully valued in the Lisbon Council as one of the key elements to achieve the strategic goal of making the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Eurostat proposed the creation of a European statistical information system on the education of the adult population, in which an Adult Education Survey was part of. The Spanish version is the Survey on Adult Population Involvement in Learning Activities (AES), which is aimed to measure adult learning in order to link it to other aspects, such as learning difficulties, accessibility to information on learning opportunities or participation in cultural activities. - Strengths: This survey is grounded on the European project, Adult Education Survey (AES), which is coordinated by Eurostat. - Weaknesses: There is, however, no full harmonization with the EADA 2007.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Vicente Rodríguez
  • (see Partners)