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RFL - Labour Force Survey
The Italian Labour Force Survey is the main source of statistical information on the Italian labor market. The information gathered from the population constitutes the basis on which official estimations of employment and unemployment are calculated, as well as information on the main job’s issues – occupation, sector of economic activity, hours worked, contracts’ type and duration, training.
The survey data are used to analyze a number of individual, family and social factors too, such as the increasing labor mobility, changing professions, the growth in female participation, etc.., which determine the difference in labor participation of population.
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Geographical Unit: region
Analysis Unit: individual, family
Universe: Whole national population
Sample Procedure: About 70.000 families, 150.000 individuals. Two-stage stratified random sample
Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details
Collection Mode: Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 methodological notes in PDF format (ita); 1 codebook in ZIP format; 1 documentation file including attacched information (job and business classifications, the sampling error estimations, etc.) in ZIP format (ita) (5 file)
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Data Use Restriction:
Data are available only for members of UniData. Data are released only for scientific purpose. User agrees not to redistribute data to the third party, even in partial form, and to quote the data source in all publications using the information showed later. Other users will need to directly contact Istat.
Source Contact: Contact Centre
ISTAT. (2009) Italian Labour Force Survey – October. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN083. Data file release 1.0
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