Social situation monitor

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Orsolya Lelkes

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDNIATOR

Terry Ward, Applica (Belgium)

PROJECT PARTNERS

Holly Sutherland, ISER (United Kingdom)

István György Tóth, TARKI (Hungary)

Manos Matsaganis, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)

Eva Sierminska, CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg)

AIMS

Ensuring continuity of the European Observatory on Demography and Social Situation, this project aims at providing policy-relevant analytical and methodological support on the developments in income distribution, poverty, social exclusion and material deprivation as well as health, helping the Commission in its efforts to monitor living standards and life chances across the EU and across different groups in society, and to evaluate how policies affect them.

FINDINGS

The results of the analysis are published in a series of Research Notes on specific issues of policy relevance each year and in an on-line resource on the European Commission website.

The on-line data base includes comparative analyses across the EU of income inequality, the risk of poverty, material deprivation, the distribution of wealth, and non-monetary aspects of well-being. It is based to a large extent on the EU-SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) and they extend the periodic studies produced by Eurostat. Other data sources include: European Labour Force Survey; Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); European Household Budget Survey (EHBS); Adult Education Survey; PISA - survey of the academic performance of young people. In 2016, the European Centre team with Kartrin Gasior carried out the analysis on the risk of poverty across Europe.

OTHER INFORMATION

Research Notes

2016

2015

2014

2013

Europe

PROJECT DURATION

2013/04 – 2017/03

FUNDED BY

DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission