II Data Forum on Harmonization and Uses of European LFS Microdata

Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Barcelona 6-7 February 2020

Participation on invitation

Organised by the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics in collaboration with IPUMS International

Sponsored by the InGRID2 projectIntegrating research infrastructure for European expertise on inclusive growth from data to policy, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement no. 730998).

Preliminary programme

The Data Forum will bring together representatives from European Statistical Institutes and researchers with experience in comparative data methods and issues. Participants will discuss applications of harmonized microdata to the cross-national and cross-temporal study of poverty, work, and living conditions.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

20:00 Social dinner.

Venue: La Flauta. (C/ Aribau, 23)

Thursday, 6 February 2020 Mir & Meifrén Rooms. 1st Floor. H10 Casanova

9:00-9:30       Registration

Session 1: 9:30-11:00       The harmonization of LFS microdata: ongoing projects

  • Albert Esteve (CED). IEPM
  • Monique Ramouil (HIVA). InGRID-2 integrating research infrastructure for european expertise on inclusive growth: Highlights of recent project achievements
  • Lara Cleveland (IPUMS). High-level project overview and grant update
  • Matt Sobek (IPUMS). What is IPUMS? and the addition of LFS to IPUMS International

11:00 -11:30      Coffee break

Session 2: 11:30-13:00     International agencies working with LFS microdata
Chair: Joan García (CED)

  • Fabrice Murtin (OECD). How’s Life in the Digital Age?
  • Yves Perardel (ILO). Harmonization of LFS Microdata: the ILO approach (2018-2020)
  • Huanjun Zhang (World Bank). Gender Disaggregated Labor Database

Light lunch      13:00-14:30

Session 3: 14:30-16:00  Research uses of LFS microdata
Chair: Iñaki Permanyer (CED)

  • Kristen Jeffers IPUMS). Uses and Potential Uses of Harmonized Labor Force Survey Data from IPUMS
  • Milan Bouchet-Valat (INED). The Macro-Level Factors of Homogamy in Europe. A sub-national analysis based on EU-LFS and ESS data
  • Stephanie Steinmetz. (University of Amsterdam). Harmonizing and integrating data on vulnerable groups across European micro data sets

Session 4: 16:15-17:15   The study of the labor market using LFS microdata
Chair: Iñaki Permanyer (CED)

  • Elisenda Renteria (CED). Boom, Bust, and Goodbye: The length of long-term unemployment before and after the Great Recession and its implications for an aging Europe
  • Mariona Lozano (CED). A Comparative Analysis of Job Quality among Immigrant Workers in Europe: Who has access to better jobs?

18:00 – Guided tour in Barcelona

20:00 – Social Dinner


Friday, 7 February 2020 Mir & Meifrén Rooms. 1st Floor. H10 Casanova

Session 5:  9:30-11:00      Availability of LFS microdata: Examples from NSIs
Chair: Alba Lanau (CED)

  • Judit Dobszayné (Hungarian Central Statistical Office). Availability of Hungarian LFS microdata for researchers and the public
  • Federica Pintaldi (ISTAT). The main features of Labour Force Survey in Italy
  • Hanna Strzelecka (Statistics Poland). Description of the Polish LFS. Differences between national LFS-microdata for scientific purposes and the EU LFS ones
  • Sónia Torres (National Statistical Institute Portugal). The LFS in Portugal: a little history, current status and future plans

11:00 -11:30      Coffee break

Session 6: 11:30-13:30     Family and households: Comparative research using LFS microdata
Chair: Alba Lanau (CED)

  • Alessandra Trimarchi (INED). Parental educational background, family structure and children’s educational outcomes: A descriptive account for European countries over two decades
  • André Grow (MPIDR). The Changing Importance of Women’s Labor Market Position for Union Formation: Evidence from European Cohorts Born between the 1940s and the 1980s
  • Caroline Berghammer (VID/ÖAW). Change in the educational gradient of single mothers since the 1970s in European countries: a family life course approach
  • Albert Esteve (CED). Using EU-LFS to examining living arrangements in Europe


  • Albert Esteve and Lara Cleveland. Final Words

Light lunch      13:30-14:30


NSI and international agencies that have confirmed their attendance to the II Data Forum

  • National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (BELSTAT)
  • Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO)
  • Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
  • Statistics Lithuania
  • Statistics Netherlands
  • Statistics Poland
  • National Statistical Institute. Portugal
  • Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
  • Office for National Statistics. United Kingdom
  • OECD
  • International Labor Organization
  • World Bank

Researchers that have confirmed their participation to the II Data forum

  • Albert Esteve (CED)
  • Monique Ramouil (HIVA)
  • Lara Cleveland (IPUMS)
  • Matt Sobek (IPUMS)
  • Fabrice Murtin (OECD)
  • Yves Perardel (ILO)
  • Huanjuan Zhang (World Bank)
  • Kristen Jeffers (IPUMS)
  • Alessandra Trimarchi (INED)
  • André Grow (MPIDR)
  • Stephanie Steinmetz (Univ. Amsterdam)
  • Milan Bouchet-Valat (INED)
  • Caroline Berghammer (VID/ÖAW)
  • Mariona Lozano (CED)
  • Elisenda Renteria (CED)
  • Judit Dobszayné (Hungarian Central statistical Office)
  • Yuliya Hryken (BELSTAT)
  • Harry Bierings (Statistics Netherlands)
  • Hanna Strzelecka (Central Statistical Office of Poland)
  • Bethany Strong (Office for National Statistics. UK)
  • Sónia Torres (National Statistical Institute. Portugal)
  • Ivona Bodlalova (Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic)
  • Martynas Stasiukynas (Statistics Lithuania)
  • Alba Lanau (CED)
  • Iñaki Permanyer (CED)
  • Teresa Antònia Cusidó (CED)
  • Joan García Román (CED)

Venue and organization

The Data Forum is organised by the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED)

The conference will take place at hotel H10 Casanova, Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 559, 08011 Barcelona

Meeting room at the hotel: Mir and Meifren

Executive summary

To be updated




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Supported by:

eu         INGRID       ipums_int