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ZA4883: Flash Eurobarometer 247 (Family life and the needs of an ageing population)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 247 (Family life and the needs of an ageing population). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4883 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4883
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 247 (Family life and the needs of an ageing population)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection10.09.2008 - 14.09.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractFamily policy. Retirement. Topics: satisfaction with: family life, public support for families with children, public support for people caring for dependent older relatives; main difficulties for families; personal work-life balance; best way of combining work and child care: both parents working full time, both parents working part time, one parent working full time and the other one part time, one parent working full time and the other one looking full time after the children; priority of each of the following policy measures: longer paid parental leave, incentives for fathers to take parental leave, easier access to part-time work, access to more flexible childcare arrangements, increased child allowances, right of paid leave to care for dependent elderly relatives, increased tax advantages for families with children; best ways of pre-school childcare; activities for the time of retirement: enrol in educational courses, volunteering, job for extra income, invest in property, sell property to have cash available, borrow against own home, save money in case of becoming dependent, adapt home to account for loss of mobility, stop driving, move to different home; preferred type of home; importance of implementing the following policies in the own country: encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles, force employers to offer easy access to working part time for older employees, give people the right to combine paid activity and receive pension, use public budgets to provide assistance for home adaption, use public budgets for more accessible public transport, use public budgets to support people to stay longer in their homes, encourage volunteering of seniors, use public budgets to support initiatives that bring young and old people together; household composition and household size; financial situation of the own household. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 13.1 Elderly
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 14.1 Specific social services: use and provision


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews).
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.09.2008 - 14.09.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27081
Number of Variables: 109
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Familiy life and the needs of an aging population. Analytic Report. Brussels: European Commission October 2008
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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.