Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Living Conditions Survey 2004-2011
Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida 2004-2011

Topic
Wellbeing
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Social Systems and Welfare
Work and Productivity
Health and Performance
Education and Learning
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Intergenerational Relationships
Relevance for this Topic
Country Spain
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Governance

Contact information

Sociodemographic Statistics Department
Instituto Nacional de Estadística - Spanish Statistical Office - (INE)
Castellana 183
28071 Madrid
Spain
Phone: 91 583 91 00
Fax: 91 583 91 58
Email: info(at)ine.es
Url: www.ine.es/.../menu.do

Timeliness, transparency

ECV cross-sectional data are available in the form of tables and anonymised microdata files 16 months after the end of the data collection period, while the longitudinal microdata are available about 20 months after the end of the data collection. All this information is available on the INE website.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


The website is in Spanish and English, but technical documents and record design files are available mainly 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 in Spanish to tables and anonymised microdata: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p453&file=inebase - Anonymised microdata, cross-sectional and longitudinal data, is also available in English: http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_en.htm; http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/micro_ecv_lon_en.htm - Notes for general use and the media: http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/condivi/ecv_metodo.pdf; http://www.ine.es/en/prensa/np740_en.pdf

Conditions of access


This survey is included in the INE operational plan. Standardised microdata are available on the website. For other specific requests, there are fees. Information about this can be found on the website: www.ine.es/.../Satellite
(Information prices)


It varies depending on the kind of request.


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


Microdata are available in CSV format. Tables are available in Excel, CSV, PC-Axis.


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


Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access)


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27
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Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs.


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities.


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators.


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access)


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs.


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities.


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators.


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access).


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs.


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities.


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS2 level for basic indicators.


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access).


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types of salaries, money transfers (housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits), household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access)


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at : www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access).


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs.


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities


Population aged 16 and over.


At NUTS 2 level for basic indicators


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access)


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2004. It is an annual survey with a rotational-group design. The sample is comprised of four independent sub-samples, each of which is a four-year panel. Each year, the sample is rotated in one of the panels. The initial sample size used was around 16,000 dwellings in each wave, weighted differently according to the household and individual samples. The income reference period is the previous calendar year.


2004


In each Autonomous Community, first-stage units are stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belongs.


In the survey, each sub-sample is selected following a two-stage design. The first stage is made up of census tracts. The definitions of census tracts are the ones used in the Municipal Register. The second stage is comprised mainly of family addresses.


All of Spain and the 17 regions plus 2 autonomous cities


Population aged 16 and over


At NUTS2 level for basic indicators


Three documents were used in the fieldwork: Household record card, household and individual questionnaires. - Main data: gross and net income available, types salaries, money transfers –housing, unemployment, elderly, survival, illness, disability and other benefits -, household income, poverty. - Other related data: Households and housing (tenure regime, facilities, equipments, expenses), labour (sector activities, occupation, working conditions and mobility, salaries), and health (general status, limitations, accessibility to services and problems to access)


• Braña, P, Francisco: “Poverty, incapacity and dependence in Spain”. Papeles de Economía Española, 129 (2011): 14 -26. • Gallardo, P. et al. “Tres medidas complementarias de desigualdad”. Estadística Española 51(171) (2009): 363-394. • Goerlich, F.J.,& Pinilla, R. “Esperanzas de vida libres de discapacidad por sexo y comunidad autónoma: 2004–2006”. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, WP-EC 13 (2009): 45. Available at: www.ivie.es/.../wpasec-2009-13.pdf
• Gil Izquierdo, M., & Ortiz Serrano, S. “Determinantes de la pobreza extrema en España desde una doble perspectiva: monetaria y de privación”. Estudios de Economia Aplicada 27(2) (2009): 437-462. Available at: http://www.revista-eea.net/documentos/27201.pdf
• Kuchlerand, K., & Goebel, J. “Incidence and Intensity of Smoothed Income Poverty in European Countries”. Journal of European Social Policy 13 (2003):357. DOI: 10.1177/09589287030134003 • Matilde, L., & Faura, U. “Estudio de la vulnerabilidad a la exclusión social por Comunidades Autónomas en España (2005-2009)”. Investigaciones Regionales 23 (2012): 105 -124. Available at: www.aecr.org/.../Lafuente.pdf
• Martínez, J et al. “Condiciones de vida, socialización y actividad física en la vejez”. Revista internacional de sociologia 64(44) (2006): 39-62. Available at: revintsociologia.revistas.csic.es/.../27


Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used.


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID.

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used.


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID.

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used.


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID.

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID

Linkage


Spanish standard classification on economic activities, education and occupations is used


Data on households and individuals is linked through a common ID


Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonised and approved European questionnaire was carried out.

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonised and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out.


No information provided

Data quality


Some addresses do not exist or are non-residential addresses or are unoccupied Non-response errors Processing errors See national Quality Report: epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.../national_quality_reports


No, a harmonized and approved European questionnaire was carried out


No information provided


Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010). Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010) Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010). Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010). Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010). Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010) Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010) Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.

Applicability


Strengths: The Living Conditions Survey (LCS, in Spanish ECV) belongs to the evermore complete set of harmonised statistical operations for European Union countries, following EU agreements (www.ine.es/.../reg_condivi_en.htm
). ECV provides the European Commission with a first-class statistical instrument for poverty and inequality studies, a follow up of social cohesion within the relevant territory, the study of population needs and the impact of social and economic policies on households and people, as well as the design of new policies. The ECV is an annual survey directed at households and was preceded by the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) carried out during he 1994-2001 period. Both surveys have similar characteristics and objectives and the EUHP contributes valuable experience to the new survey. Although data relate both to cross-sectional and longitudinal dimension, priority is given to the high quality cross-sectional data, while the longitudinal component goes back in time to the same people, studies the changes that occur in their lives when conditions and socio-economic policies are changed, and how they react to these changes. There are also several annual ad-hoc modules to approach specific research questions, such as: Intergenerational transmission of poverty (2005, 2011), Social participation (2006), Dwellings conditions, equipments and problems (2007), Over-indebtedness and financial exclusion (2008), Material deprivation (2009), Ability to take decisions (2010) Weaknesses: The survey does not cover all aspects to measure living conditions. Some of the income collected by the survey is under-reported compared with administrative data.


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