Flash Eurobarometer 247 (Family life and the needs of an ageing population)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
2009
Contributor
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary(international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
    • Family life and marriage
    • Specific social services: use and provision
Description
  • Abstract

    Family policy. Retirement. Topics: satisfaction with: family life, public support for families with children, public support for people caring for dependent older relatives; main difficulties for families; personal work-life balance; best way of combining work and child care: both parents working full time, both parents working part time, one parent working full time and the other one part time, one parent working full time and the other one looking full time after the children; priority of each of the following policy measures: longer paid parental leave, incentives for fathers to take parental leave, easier access to part-time work, access to more flexible childcare arrangements, increased child allowances, right of paid leave to care for dependent elderly relatives, increased tax advantages for families with children; best ways of pre-school childcare; activities for the time of retirement: enrol in educational courses, volunteering, job for extra income, invest in property, sell property to have cash available, borrow against own home, save money in case of becoming dependent, adapt home to account for loss of mobility, stop driving, move to different home; preferred type of home; importance of implementing the following policies in the own country: encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles, force employers to offer easy access to working part time for older employees, give people the right to combine paid activity and receive pension, use public budgets to provide assistance for home adaption, use public budgets for more accessible public transport, use public budgets to support people to stay longer in their homes, encourage volunteering of seniors, use public budgets to support initiatives that bring young and old people together; household composition and household size; financial situation of the own household. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-09-10 / 2008-09-14
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 27081
    Number of Variables: 109
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4883 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Familiy life and the needs of an aging population. Analytic Report. Brussels: European Commission October 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_247_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22