Call for Papers: European User Conference for European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

Start: March 21, 2013
End: March 22, 2013
Place: Mannheim, Germany
Organizer: GESIS (German Microdata Lab)
DwB partner GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat, is organising its
European User Conference.

EU-LFS and EU-SILC are the most important official microdata for comparative social research in Europe. An increasing number of researchers use these data for a wide range of economic and social analyses. Topics addressed include e.g. the impact of the crisis on employment and unemployment, quality of work, labour migration, integration of immigrants, monetary poverty, income mobility, income inequality, material deprivation, working poor, gender gaps on the labour market, child poverty. In the context of the rapidly growing use of EU-LFS and EU-SILC data there is a need to share experience between researchers, to provide feedback to producers, but also to learn more about the way these European statistics are developed, compiled and disseminated.

Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography,
political science, public health, and sociology) who use either EU-LFS
or EU-SILC microdata are invited to participate and to submit an
abstract through the e-form available at:

Substantive topics may include, among others, all aspects of the
European labour market, living conditions, migration, income
inequalities, poverty and social exclusion. Methodological topics may
include e.g. questions of data quality, cross-national and
inter-temporal comparability, and statistical modeling. All
presentations must be comparative and include data from at least two

Abstracts should not be longer than 1000 words. The abstract should be
informative, clearly state the research question, indicate the
dataset(s) used and the countries analyzed. The submitters will be
notified by 15 January 2013, whether their paper is accepted for
presentation or not.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31
October 2012.
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