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ZA5566: Eurobarometer 76.2 (2011)

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Eurobarometer 76.2 (Sep-Nov 2011) Employment and Social Policy, Job Security, and Active Aging
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Citation Citation European Commission (2014): Eurobarometer 76.2 (2011). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5566 Data file Version 2.0.1,
Study No.ZA5566
TitleEurobarometer 76.2 (2011)
Other Titles
  • Employment and Social Policy, Job Security, and Active Aging (Subtitle)
Current Version2.0.1, 2014-7-24,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34567.v1 , 1.0.0
Date of Collection24.09.2011 - 08.11.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.1 ´Research and Speechwriting´)


AbstractTopics: 1. Employment and social policy: concerns about losing the job (respondent, respondent´s partner and children of the respondent); expected improvement in the labor market after the crisisin two years; knowledge of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) and the European Social Fund (ESF); number of times the respondent has changed employer and years working for the current or last employer; most important skills to find a job easily; job security (short-term and long-term perspective); likelihood of finding a job (scale); type of job search in the case of dismissal; interest in self-employment; self-rated administrative procedures to start a business; assumed difficulties in establishing a business for selected types of people; estimated share of unemployment insurance; attitude towardschanges in the labor market (scale); preferred measure for job creation (scale); EU´s impact on national employment and social policies in general and in specifical areas; preferred action against undeclared work; participation in training courses; reasons for not taking part in further training; completed traineeship; traineeship as an entry into a job; employment after completed education; length of traineeship; traineeship funding; training and job search; career guidance receivedat school; desire for information about job qualifications and training for the future job market; impact of the economic crisis on social justice;the burden of public spending cuts and other austerity measures; groups of people that have been affected the most by public spending cuts; estimated trend level of poverty in the last 3 years; sufficient action against poverty; own experience of homelessness; reason for the situation. 2. Active aging: satisfaction with the own health, work, life in general, relationships and living conditions (scale); understanding of the terms young and old; self-rated age group; perception of people over 55 as positive or negative; actual and desired influence of people over 55 in politics, economy, community and family; full acceptance of people over 55, as workers, consumers, volunteers and financial supporter for their family; comparative characterization (image) of young workers and those over 55; expected development of the proportion of people aged 65 and over; concern about a possible increase in the proportion of people over 65; estimated maximum age for doing the own job; change jobs or stay in current job until the age of 65; preference for gender-specific retirement age; agreement with raising the retirement age by the year 2030; average years of retirement in the own country; adjustment of pension laws to family times; attitude to a general permission to continue working after reaching the official retirement age; own intention to continue working instead of board; introduction of a compulsory retirement age and subjective indication of that age; attraction of a combination of part-time work and partial pension; experience of discrimination due to old age; voluntary work for selected organisations; number of hours worked as a volunteer per month; reasons against voluntary work; personal support for people outside the household; characterisation of the country and the local area as “age-friendly”; improvements for an age-friendly local area; benefits of establishing a committee of older persons to advise the authorities; personalsupport for an older family member; useful measures of the government to help people who care for older family member; technology as an obstacle for older people; evaluation of selected institutions with regard to their treatment of older persons; change of life expectancy in the country in the last 30 years; expected change of life expectancy in the country in the next 30 years. Demography: nationality; age; family situation; age at end of education; sex; occupation; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use. Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; region; language of the interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Social Policy
  • Family
  • Unemployment
  • Employee training
  • Retirement
  • Cultural activities and participation
  • Social conditions and indicators
  • International politics and organisations
  • Elderly
  • Economic conditions and indicators
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.3 Unemployment
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 13.1 Elderly
  • 14 Social welfare policy and systems
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators


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)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in the four candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Iceland) and in Norway. In these countries, the survey covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Ipsos MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Brima,Skopje, Macedonia; Capacent, Reykjavik, Iceland; TNS Gallup Norway, Oslo, Norway; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination).
Date of Collection
  • 24.09.2011 - 08.11.2011 (France)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Belgium)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Netherlands)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Germany (East and West))
  • 24.09.2011 - 07.10.2011 (Italy)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Luxembourg)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Denmark)
  • 24.09.2011 - 07.10.2011 (Ireland)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Great Britain)
  • 24.09.2011 - 08.10.2011 (Northern Ireland)
  • 24.09.2011 - 08.10.2011 (Greece)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Spain)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Portugal)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Finland)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Sweden)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Austria)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 24.09.2011 - 06.10.2011 (Czech Republic)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Estonia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Hungary)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Latvia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Lithuania)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Malta)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Poland)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Slovakia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Slovenia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 04.10.2011 (Bulgaria)
  • 24.09.2011 - 08.10.2011 (Romania)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Turkey)
  • 24.09.2011 - 09.10.2011 (Croatia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 28.09.2011 (Republic of Macedonia)
  • 24.09.2011 - 08.10.2011 (Iceland)
  • 07.10.2011 - 08.11.2011 (Norway)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.1 (current version)2014-7-24 Archive edition
2.0.02014-7-15 Archive edition
1.0.02012-7-6 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
2015-7-15p13be (LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW - BELGIUM) Starting with Eurobarometer 73.5 the original data for p13be (LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW - BELGIUM) are reversed, i.e. (almost) all respondents in NUTS 1 regions Wallonia and Brussels are coded as "Dutch" and (almost) all respondents in the Flemish Region as "French" in p13be. Contrary to the variable note the data have NOT BEEN CORRECTED by the archive. Please recode accordingly [recode p13be (1=2)(2=1)].
2016-7-28p7at, p7at_rPlease notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith the variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value labels and variable labels and the corresponding documentation will be corrected with the next update.
2016-7-28nutsPlease notice that value label for code AT21 for Austria should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. The value label and the corresponding documentation will be corrected with the next update.
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-7-23W92 and W93These weighting factors including EFTA countries have not been provided. Weighting factor = 0.2014-7-24Variable label corrected.
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-9P7PT REGIONS PORTUGALStarting with Eurobarometer 62 the NUTS 2 REGIONS for PORTUGAL have changed. In accordance with the official EUROSTAT NUTS 2 version 2003 the region “LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO” is split up and the subregion “Lezíria do Tejo” reinstated to the “Alentejo” Region; “Médio Tejo” and “Oeste” are reinstated to the “Centro” Region. The documentation for P7PT code 3 “Lisboa e Vale do Tejo” is not correct and should read “LISBOA” (NUTS2003-2010: PT17). Regions “CENTRO” and “ALENTEJO” do not change names but regional coverage (NUTS2003-2010: PT16 and PT18). The regions “NORTE” (PT11) and “ALGARVE” (PT15) remain unchanged. Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the autonomous regions AÇORES (PT20) and MADEIRA (PT30) are not covered anymore. This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013. --
2013-4-9P7rEL COMBINED REGIONS GREECEStarting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands ("Ionia Nisia" with NUTS 2 code GR22) are not covered. The documentation for P7rEL code 4 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete (NUTS 2 code GR43). This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013. --

Further Remarks

NotesModule QA on ´Employment and Social Policy´ was only asked in EU27 and partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 71.2 (ZA4972). Fieldwork data for Norway after October 9 are not coded in the dataset. d8 (AGE EDUCATION): Please note that the coding instruction in the Portuguese field questionnaire does not show any deviant specification, therefore no data correction is carried out for Portuguese data. The documentation will be adjusted accordingly with the next update.
Number of Units: 31.280
Number of Variables: 541
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 377 / Wave 76.2: Employment and Social Policy. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication, Brussels, April 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 378 / Wave 76.2: Active Aging. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication, Brussels, April 2012.
  • Noll, Heinz-Herbert, Weick, Stefan (2013): Strategie des „active ageing“ in Deutschland besonders erfolgreich. In: ISI (Informationsdienst soziale Indikatoren) 50, August 2013. S.11-16.
  • Anne Balz: Optimistische Bewertung der individuellen Arbeitsmarktsituation in weiten Teilen der deutschen Arbeitnehmerschaft. In: Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren (GESIS Publikation), Ausgabe 51, February 2014 (ISI 51), p. 12-16.
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