Living Condition Survey Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia 1999 (Household)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kutsar, Dagmar (Department of Sociology of the University of Tartu (Estoina))
  • Aasland, Aadne (Institute of Applied Social Research Fafo (Norway))
  • Marksoo, Ülle (Institute of Applied Social Research Fafo (Norway))
  • Statistical Office of Estonia
  • Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
  • Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
  • Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Statistics Lithuania
Publication Date
  • Statistical Office of Estonia Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia Statistics Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    The study gives updated and policy-relevant information on living conditions in the three countries, with special focus on housing and residential environment, economic self-assessment, and Income. (Household) Topics: 1.) Housing conditions/residential environment 2.) Economic self-assessment 3.) Income 1.) Dwelling type; owner of dwelling; becoming owner of dwelling; quality of amenities; problems paying for rent or communal services; owing money for rent or communal services; number of rooms available to the household; dwelling space in square meters; damp/humid rooms and ability to keep home adequately warm; dwellings’ exposure to noise; exhausts from traffic/industry in vicinity of dwelling; respondents’ satisfaction with housing conditions; condition of dwelling; plans for removal to another dwelling; reasons for planning of removal to another dwelling; supply with consumer goods. 2.) Capacity to get things that people sometimes cannot afford; economic situation of household; possibility to raise money for a sudden need; current economic situation compared with situation 5 years ago; assessment of future economic situation. 3.) Main contributor to household budget; wage income; self employment income non-agricultural; self employment income agricultural; non-government transfer income; government transfer income in total and income of pension, unemployment benefit, child benefit, social assistance and housing support; property income; other monetary income; total income; income of last calendar month is typical income; employment status of household (employee or self-employed); received benefits through employer or workplace; received in-kind support from relatives, friends, churches or charity organisations; household member owning/renting a farm; household living on farm; farming type of household; garden or land available for subsistence agriculture; household receives food from relatives or friends; household practices aspects of subsistence economy.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-10 / 1999-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
Sampled Universe
Private households resident in the Baltic States.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Single stage stratified cluster sample in the largest cities and two stage stratified cluster sample in all other areas. The enumeration units of the sample are all residents. The questionnaire calls for one respondent that answers for the household, and one randomly selected person (RSI) aged 18 or more. (For detailed information on sampling, please see the publications.)
Collection Mode
  • Face to face interviews with standardized questionnaires
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 10641
    Number of Variables: 641
The dataset includes just the sections of the household part (housing, economic self-assessment, income). Part C of the questionnaire (household roster) is not included. You can find the complete dataset (household and individual part of the questionnaire) among ZA study number 4675 and the complete household part which includes the information on all household members among ZA study number 4676. To expand the sample to the total population of the respective country there are two weighting factors. The expansion weights are calculated as the inverse of the selection probabilities W(rsi) = 1/p(rsi). Further the weights are adjusted according to the ´adjustment cell method´ and post stratefied according to age, gender and region. The relative weights are expension weights divided by the mean of the expansion weights. See more details in the weighting and sample papers on each country: Oja Urmas, Kutsar Dagmar, Einasto Mart, Living Conditions Study in Estonia 1999 – Baseline Report, 2000, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia., pp. 149-152. NORBALT II Latvia., pp. 177-189. NORBALT II Lithuania., pp. 255-265. The study is part of the NORBALT survey series 1999. It was supervised and methodological advice was given by the Institute of Applied Social Research Fafo in Norway. Through NORBALT I information on living-conditions was made available for all three Baltic countries in 1994. With NORBALT II, a follow up to this survey taking place in 1999, the usefulness of this information will be further enhanced.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4677 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kutsar Dagmar, Living Conditions in Estonia Five Years Later, 2002, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia, Tartu University Press.
  • Oja Urmas, Kutsar Dagmar, Einasto Mart, Living Conditions Study in Estonia 1999 – Baseline Report, 2000, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia.
  • Aadne Aasland, Guri Tyldum, Living Conditions Developments in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1994–1999, 2000, Fafo report 334.
  • NORBALT II Latvia.
  • NORBALT II Lithuania.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 241 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22