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Towards better social statistics

Sep 28, 2016 | News

(24 August 2016) – Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

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A more solid evidence base in terms of social indicators will improve the analysis of social developments and contribute to a social triple-A for Europe.

The proposed framework Regulation will allow data to be published faster, as it reduces the transmission deadlines in a number of areas.

It will also increase the comparability and coherence of EU social statistics, by bringing together seven existing household surveys that are currently carried out in the EU and harmonising variables that are common to two or more surveys.

Finally, we will a richer and broader data set at our disposal, thanks to the use of innovative approaches and methods by national statistical authorities and the combination of data from several sources.

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