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ZA6964: Flash Eurobarometer 470 (Work-Life Balance)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Flash Eurobarometer 470 (Work-Life Balance). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6964 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6964
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 470 (Work-Life Balance)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-11-7,
Date of Collection26.06.2018 - 05.07.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A3 ´Media Monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractWork-life balance and family leave. Topics: 1. Work-life balance: satisfaction with personal work-life balance; flexible work arrangements at own workplace; extent of the following types of flexible work arrangements in own company: part-time, flexitime, telework; attitude towards the following statements on flexible work arrangements in own company: easy to use, employees are discouraged from making use by managers; attitude towards selected statements on the use of flexible work arrangements in own company: badly perceived by colleagues, negative impact on own career, easier to use for women than for men; preferred flexible work arrangements; impact of flexible work arrangements on career choices: better chance to enter paid work, moving from part-time to full-time job, decision to continue work instead of taking extended leave or retire. 2. Family leave: experience with or considerations to take paternity leave; experience with or considerations to take parental leave; reasons for not taking parental leave; proportion of salary at which family leave would be taken; most important factors encouraging fathers to take parental leave; attitude towards the following statements on family leave in own company: easy to use, employees are discouraged from making use by managers; attitude towards selected statements on taking family leave in own company: badly perceived by colleagues, negative impact on own career, easier to use for women than for men; preferred measures in case of the need to care for a relative: take dependent care leave, take annual leave, take sick leave, telework, take time off at short notice that can be compensated at another time, other, none. Demography: occupation; professional position; employment status; marital status; caring responsibilities; age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Work and Industry
Topics Topics
  • 1 Labour and employment
  • 1.1 Working conditions


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorKantar TNS, Brussels, Belgium; Kantar TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kantar TNS, Prague, Czech Republic; Kantar GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kantar, Munich, Germany; Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; Kantar TNS, Athens, Greece; Kantar TNS, Madrid, Spain; Kantar TNS, Montrouge, France; Kantar TNS, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kantar TNS, Riga, Latvia; Kantar TNS, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kantar TNS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kantar Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; Kantar Public, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Kantar, Vienna, Austria; Kantar TNS, Warsaw, Poland; Marktest Limitada, Lisbon, Portugal; Kantar TNS, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana DOO, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kantar TNS, Bratislava, Slovakia; Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland; Kantar Sifo AB, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Kantar TNS, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 26.06.2018 - 05.07.2018 (total)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Belgium)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Bulgaria)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Czech Republic)
  • 26.06.2018 - 05.07.2018 (Denmark)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Germany)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Estonia)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Ireland)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Greece)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Spain)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (France)
  • 27.06.2018 - 04.07.2018 (Croatia)
  • 27.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Italy)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Cyprus)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Latvia)
  • 27.06.2018 - 03.07.2018 (Lithuania)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Luxembourg)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Hungary)
  • 26.06.2018 - 28.06.2018 (Malta)
  • 26.06.2018 - 03.07.2018 (Netherlands)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Austria)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Poland)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Portugal)
  • 26.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 (Romania)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Slovenia)
  • 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 (Slovakia)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Finland)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (Sweden)
  • 26.06.2018 - 02.07.2018 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-11-7 Archive release
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26582
Number of Variables: 362
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 470. Work-life balance. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Media monitoring, media analysis and Eurobarometer” Unit. Brussels, October 2018. doi:10.2838/173898
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.