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14-15 May-09 Workshop LFS Methodology, Ljubljana Household information in case of the Dutch LFS Johan van der Valk

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1 14-15 May-09 Workshop LFS Methodology, Ljubljana Household information in case of the Dutch LFS Johan van der Valk

2 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 2 Outline presentation 1.Introduction 2.Problematic issues regarding household tables 3.Approach in the case of the Netherlands 4.Some results 5.Discussion

3 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 3 Introduction Task to do: –Improving EU household information based on LFS Work starts shortly Now: orientation phase Views in presentation based on experiences Dutch LFS

4 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 4 Household tables based on LFS Non-problematic issues In LFS information on all household members –Demographic information –Labour market information The same weight for all household members –In principle possible to make consistent tables Analysis possibilities like –Household situation & labour market situation of all (types of) members –Labour market situations of different family members Produces essential information –Reconciliation between work and family life –Understanding labour market behaviour of individuals

5 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 5 Household tables Some problematic issues Who belongs to a household? Who should be considered as child in the household? How to deal in publications with other persons in the household apart from parents, children or partners ? Consistency between household tables and tables of persons?

6 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 6 Household tables Some problematic issues Dutch pragmatic approach Who belongs to a household? Defined by interviewer and respondent Defined Who should be considered as child in the household? Children of core of household. In tables mostly only children under 18 Children of core of household How to deal in publications with other persons in the household apart from parents, children or partners? No focus in publications. Listed as others and not shown in most tables Consistency between household tables and tables of persons? Some consistency is there. But since most tables do not include all persons, consistency is not a big issue

7 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 7 Household information Dutch approach Tables of couples graph graph By 1 or 2 is working (full-time/part-time) By presence of (non adult) children and age of youngest child Tables of mothers (fathers) with non adult children By presence of partner, age of youngest child and number of non adult children graph graph Tables of persons By position in the household (single, couple with or without children, single parent, non-adult child, adult child, other) By characteristics of the household or partner (including labour market characteristics) graph graph

8 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 8 Household information Points for discussion Main purpose of household information is reconciliation of work and family life from labour market point of view Be distinct from demographic approach Focus on non-adult children (because they are dependent) Presence of other children can also be noted if needed Couples are more interesting than complete households Work division between men and women is major concern Breakdown of persons by characteristics of household and partner is important to extend Extra advantage that it is easy to extend without complications Also by definition consistent with other person tables

9 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 9 Thank you very much for your attention!

10 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 10 Household composition Instructions to interviewers Who belongs to a household? Eat together Share main living room Share household expenses Including persons temporarily not present because of Holiday Hospitalisation less that one year Students are household members if they are registered in the population register on the address Temporarily present persons like guests are not considered household members Back

11 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 11 Household core Instructions to interviewers Household core: Person(s) (max 2) that manage(s) the household In case of doubt: Owner of home or paying the rent Highest earnings Oldest Child: Child of household core, including Biological child Child from former relation Adoptive child Foster child Back

12 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 12 Work division of couples NL LFS 2008

13 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 13 Working hours of mothers NL LFS 2008

14 14-15 May-09LFS methodology workshop, Ljubljana 14 Women by working hours of partner NL LFS 2008


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