Net-SILC 2 Work package – CO & ME Longit 2: Capacity Building

This work package aimed to build capacity and promote the use of the EU-SILC longitudinal component within Member States. The work started by a stock-taking exercise, including the preparation of an annotated bibliography on research done within NSIs. Further, an interactive learning format was developed to transfer knowledge and technical expertise from researchers outside the ESS to NSI staff. In a dedicated workshop NSIs’ staff received instruction about how to replicate selected pieces of academic research in computer sessions. NSIs’ staff was assisted by academic “mentors” to bring forward their own longitudinal analysis using national or comparative EU-SILC data. In a methodological working paper (WP 1), Statistics Austria documented the research topics addressed and summarised problems encountered and progress made by the participants. Some results were presented at the EU-SILC conference in 2012.

Working Paper Series

WP1 (PDF): Eiffe, F.; Till, M. (2014): The Longitudinal Component of EU-SILC: Still Underused?

WP2 (PDF): Henke, J.; Till, M. (2014): Building and Analysing Longitudinal Data with EU-SILC.

WP3 (PDF): Coppola, L.; Di Laurea D. (2014): Persistent at-risk-of-poverty rate in Italy (2007-2010)

WP4: Thévenot, C. (2014): Poverty and labour market transitions – getting a job does not always help getting out of poverty

WP5 (PDF): Glaser, T.; Kafka, E.; Lamei, N.; Lyberg, L.; Till, M. (2015): European Comparability and National Best Practices of EU-SILC: A Review of Data Collection and Coherence of the Longitudinal Component. (Download inventory as Access Data Base)


The workshop took place from 9th – 12th of July in Vienna at Statistics Austria. The essential characteristics of this workshop were:

  • Trainers presented the rationale and results of a piece of their own academic research and gave instructions how to reproduce identical findings on the same data.
  • All participants briefly presented their results and/or own future research plans and articulated specific needs to the trainers.
  • Trainers provided immediate feedback on these specific requirements and gave instructions on how to prepare and implement analysis in the EU-SILC User’s Data Base.
  • Participants were assigned to one of the trainers who acted as mentors in the follow- up of the workshop until the EU-SILC conference in December.

2012 International EU-SILC Conference: Poster & Abstracts Co & Me Longit 2

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Lucia Coppola, Davide di Laurea and Simona Rosati (Istat): At persistent risk of poverty (Poster)

Franz Eiffe (Statistics Austria): Is the EU-SILC longitudinal component underused? (Poster)

Boyan Genev (Eurostat): Alternatives to measure Long-term Unemployment with EU-SILC - A 36-months perspective among all unemployed in July 2008

Anne-Catherine Guio (CEPS/INSTEAD) and Céline Thévenot (European Commission – DG Empl.): Evolution of material deprivation over time (Poster)

Céline Thevenot (European Commission – DG Empl): Dynamics of poverty in the EU (Poster)

Matthias Till (Statistics Austria): Rising Deprivation Persistence– an Austrian Problem? A Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Deprivation Patterns in EU-SILC” (Poster)

Zoltán Vastagh (Statistics Hungary): The impact of childbirth on the household income in Europe. (Poster)

EU-SILC Longitudinal Date Preparation: SAS Codes



Step 1: Merge UDB files, drop duplicate records & store individual flat file

Step 2: Set up file for longitudinal data

Step 3: Data analysis 081094