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Document 32016R2236

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2236 of 12 December 2016 specifying the technical characteristics of the 2018 ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life (Text with EEA relevance )

C/2016/8212

OJ L 337, 13.12.2016, p. 6–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2016/2236/oj

13.12.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 337/6


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/2236

of 12 December 2016

specifying the technical characteristics of the 2018 ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (1), and in particular Article 7a(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The EU has a long-standing commitment to promoting work-life balance. Minimum standards in this field are set out through Directives on Maternity Leave (2) and Parental Leave (3). The EU has likewise set targets to improve the provision of childcare with the Barcelona Objectives, and Country-Specific Recommendations in the area of work-life balance have also been issued in the European Semester 2016.

(2)

In its work programme 2016 (4) , the Commission sets out its plans to develop an initiative addressing the work-life balance challenges faced by parents and carers.

(3)

Monitoring the challenges of work-life balance and progress in this area is therefore essential and improved data collection is likewise important.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 318/2013 (5) establishes an ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life.

(5)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1397/2014 (6) specifies and describes the areas of specialised information (‘ad hoc sub-modules’) to be included in the 2018 ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life.

(6)

The Commission should specify the technical characteristics, filters, codes and the deadline for the transmission of data under the ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The technical characteristics of the 2018 ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life, the filters, the codes to be used and the deadline by which the results shall be sent to the Commission are laid down in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3.

(2)  Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19 October 1992 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (tenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ L 348, 28.11.1992, p. 1).

(3)  Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8 March 2010 implementing the revised Framework Agreement on parental leave concluded by BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC and repealing Directive 96/34/EC (OJ L 68, 18.3.2010, p. 13).

(4)  COM(2015) 610 final.

(5)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 318/2013 of 8 April 2013 adopting the programme of ad hoc modules, covering the years 2016 to 2018, for the labour force sample survey provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98, (OJ L 99, 9.4.2013, p. 11).

(6)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1397/2014 of 22 October 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 318/2013 adopting the programme of ad-hoc modules, covering the years 2016 to 2018, for the labour force sample survey provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (OJ L 370, 30.12.2014, p. 42).


ANNEX

This Annex sets out the technical characteristics, filters and codes to be used in the ad hoc module on reconciliation between work and family life scheduled to be carried out in 2018. It also sets the dates for submission of data to the Commission.

Deadline for transmission of the results to the Commission: 31 March 2019.

Filters and codes to be used for sending data: as set out in Annex III to Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008 (1).

Columns reserved for optional weighting factors, to be used in cases of subsampling or non-response: columns 223-226 containing whole numbers and columns 227-228 containing decimal places.

(1)   Sub-module 1: Care responsibilities

Name/Column

Code

Description

Filter

CARERES

 

Existence of care responsibilities

AGE = 18-64

211

 

Caring regularly for own or partner's children (< 15 years) or for incapacitated relatives (15 years and older)

 

 

1

No care responsibilities

 

 

2

Only for own or partner's children in household

 

 

3

Only for own or partner's children outside the household

 

 

4

For own or partner's children in- and outside the household

 

 

5

Only for incapacitated relatives

 

 

6

For own or partner's children in the household and incapacitated relatives

 

 

7

For own or partner's children outside the household and incapacitated relatives

 

 

8

For own or partner's children in- and outside the household and incapacitated relatives

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

CHCARUSE

 

Use of childcare services

CARERES = 2-4,6-8

212

 

Use of professional childcare services for some or all children

 

 

1

No

 

 

2

Yes, for some children

 

 

3

Yes, for all children

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

CHCAROBS

 

Factors for not using childcare services

CHCARUSE = 1,2

213/214

 

Main reason for not using (more) childcare services for own or partner's children

 

 

01

No service accessible/vacant

 

 

02

Costs

 

 

03

Quality/kind of service

 

 

04

Other service related obstacle

 

 

05

Care is arranged alone/with partner

 

 

06

Care is arranged including further informal support

 

 

07

Used professional services (for some but not for all children) are sufficient

 

 

08

Children take care of themselves

 

 

09

Other personal reasons

 

 

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

CHCAREFF

 

Effect of childcare responsibilities on employment

CARERES = 2-4,6-8 and WSTATOR = 1,2

215

 

Main way employed persons adapted their work to facilitate childcare responsibilities

 

 

1

Any change to increase income

 

 

2

Less working hours

 

 

3

Less demanding tasks in job

 

 

4

Changed job or employer to facilitate reconciliation

 

 

5

Currently on a family leave

 

 

6

Other

 

 

7

No effect

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

(2)   Sub-module 2: Flexibility of work arrangements

Name/Column

Code

Description

Filter

POSSTEND

 

Working time flexibility for care

STAPRO = 3 and CARERES = 2-8

216

 

Possible to vary start and/or end of working day in main job to facilitate care responsibilities

 

 

1

Generally possible

 

 

2

Rarely possible

 

 

3

Not possible

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

POSORGWT

 

Flexibility for taking whole days off for care

STAPRO = 3 and CARERES = 2-8

217

 

Possible to organise working time in order to take whole days off in main job to facilitate care responsibilities

 

 

1

Generally possible

 

 

2

Rarely possible

 

 

3

Not possible

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

WORKOBS

 

Main obstacle at work for reconciliation

WSTATOR = 1,2 and CARERES = 2-8

218

 

Characteristic of main job making reconciliation most difficult

 

 

1

No obstacle

 

 

2

Long working hours

 

 

3

Unpredictable or difficult work schedules

 

 

4

Long commute

 

 

5

Demanding or exhausting job

 

 

6

Lack of support from employers and colleagues

 

 

7

Other obstacles

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

(3)   Sub-module 3: Career breaks and parental leave

Name/Column

Code

Description

Filter

STOPWORK

 

Career break for childcare

AGE = 18-64

219

 

Not worked for at least one month in his/her employment history to take care of own or partner's children

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

Never worked; for childcare reasons

 

 

3

No (but was/is employed and has children)

 

 

4

Never worked; for other reasons

 

 

5

Never had children

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

STOPLENG

 

Complete length of career breaks for childcare

STOPWORK = 1

220

 

Sum of duration of all work interruptions of at least one month

 

 

1

Up to 6 months

 

 

2

More than 6 months up to 1 year

 

 

3

More than 1 year up to 2 years

 

 

4

More than 2 years up to 3 years

 

 

5

More than 3 years up to 5 years

 

 

6

More than 5 years

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

PARLEAV

 

Use of parental leave

STOPWORK = 1

221

 

Use of parental leave and/or maternity/paternity as part of work interruption for childcare

 

 

1

Only used parental leave

 

 

2

Combination of family leaves

 

 

3

Only maternity/paternity used

 

 

4

No family leave used

 

 

 

 

 

DEREDSTP

 

Career break for incapacitated relatives

AGE = 18-64 and (EXISTPR = 1 or WSTATOR = 1,2)

222

 

Not worked or has reduced working time for at least one month in employment history to take care of incapacitated relatives (15y. or older)

 

 

1

Work interruption

 

 

2

Only reduced working time

 

 

3

No interruption or reduction

 

 

4

Never had to care for incapacitated relatives

 

 

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

 

 

Blank

No answer/Don't know

 


(1)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008 of 25 April 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community as regards the codification to be used for data transmission from 2009 onwards, the use of a subsample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters (OJ L 114, 26.4.2008, p. 57).


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