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Document 32008R0207

Commission Regulation (EC) No 207/2008 of 5 March 2008 adopting the specifications of the 2009 ad hoc module on the entry of young people into the labour market provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 62, 6.3.2008, p. 4–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/207/oj

6.3.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 62/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 207/2008

of 5 March 2008

adopting the specifications of the 2009 ad hoc module on the entry of young people into the labour market provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The European Employment guidelines (2) include a number of policy orientations relevant for youth employment, underlining that more efforts should be undertaken to build employment pathways for young people and to reduce youth unemployment. These guidelines also refer to the targets and benchmarks set in the European Employment Strategy since 2003 for the reduction of early school-leaving, the rise in educational attainment levels and the ‘new start’ for unemployed youth.

(2)

The education benchmarks are enshrined in the Education and Training 2010 Work Programme which is implemented by Member States and the Commission (3). These benchmarks should help to monitor the rise in educational attainment levels and in lifelong learning and the reduction of number of early school-leavers — policy goals aimed to prepare best the young people to their professional and social life.

(3)

The Council Decision 2006/702/EC of 6 October 2006 on Community Strategic Guidelines on Cohesion (4) calls upon Member States to pay special attention to ‘implementing the European Youth Pact, by facilitating access to employment for young people, by easing the transition from education to work, including through career guidance, assistance in completing education, access to appropriate training and apprenticeships’.

(4)

Consequently, there is an evident need for a comprehensive and comparable set of data on the entry of the young people into the labour market in order to monitor progress towards the common objectives of the European Employment Strategy and of the Social Inclusion Process.

(5)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 384/2005 of 7 March 2005 adopting the programme of ad hoc modules, covering the years 2007 to 2009, for the labour force sample survey provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (5) already included an ad hoc module on the entry of the young people into the labour market. The list of variables for this module should be defined.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The detailed list of variables to be collected in 2009 by the ad hoc module on the entry of the young people into the labour market shall be as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh 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, 5 March 2008.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1372/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 3.12.2007, p. 42).

(2)  Council Decision of 12 July 2005 on Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (2005/600/EC), OJ L 205, 6.8.2005, p. 21.

(3)  Council, Detailed work programme on the follow-up of the objectives of Education and training systems in Europe (2002/C 142/01), OJ C 142, 14.6.2002, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 291, 21.10.2006, p. 11.

(5)  OJ L 61, 8.3.2005, p. 23. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 341/2006 (OJ L 55, 25.2.2006, p. 9).


ANNEX

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

Specifications of the 2009 ad hoc module on the entry of young people into the labour market

1.

Member States and regions concerned: all.

2.

The variables shall be coded as follows:

The labelling of variables of the Labour Force Survey in the column ‘Filter’ refers to Annex II to Commission Regulation (EC) No 430/2005.


Column

Code

Description

Filter

203

(PARHAT)

 

Highest level of education successfully completed by father or mother

Everybody aged 15-34

1

Low: ISCED 0, 1, 2 and 3c short

2

Medium: ISCED 3-4 (without 3c short)

3

High: ISCED 5-6

9

Not applicable (persons aged less than 15 or more than 34)

Blank

No answer

204-207

PARFOR

 

Country of birth of father and mother

Everybody aged 15-34

 

(For Germany: nationality/former nationality of father and mother when they have in the reference week the German nationality)

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

....

4 digits (father — 2 first digits, mother — 2 last digits)

9999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

208

HATVOC

 

Orientation of the highest level of formal education attained (HATLEVEL)

Everybody aged 15-34 and HATLEVEL=21-43

1

General education

2

Vocational education mainly (or solely) school based

3

Combination of school and workplace based vocational education

4

Vocational education mainly workplace based

5

Vocational education, with no distinction possible between 2, 3 and 4

9

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

209-214

STOPDATE

 

Month and year of leaving formal education for the last time

Everybody aged 15-34 and EDUCSTAT=2 and HATLEVEL≠00

Month and year

999999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

215

WORKEDUC

 

Work during studies in formal education

Everybody aged 15-34

0

No work or work less than 1 month per year

1

Work (only) as part of educational programme

2

Work while studying but outside educational programmes

3

Work (only) during an interruption of studies

4

Work as combination of 1 and 2

5

Work as combination of 1 and 3

6

Work as combination of 2 and 3

7

Work as combination of 1, 2 and 3

9

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

216-221

JOBSTART

 

Month and year of start of the first job of more than 3 months after leaving formal education for the last time

Col.209-214 ≠ 999999 and blank

000000

Never had a job of more than 3 months

000001

Current job is my first job

……

Month and year

999999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

222-224

JOBDUR

 

Duration of the first job of more than 3 months (after leaving formal education for the last time)

Col. 216-221 ≠ 000000 and 000001 and 999999

Number of months

999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

225

FINDMETH

 

Method which allowed to find the first job of more than 3 months (after leaving formal education for the last time)

Col. 216-221 ≠ 000000 and 999999

1

Via educational institution

2

Via PES (Public Employment Services)

3

Via ads in press or on the Internet

4

Submission of direct (spontaneous) job application to employer

5

Via family and friends

6

Job found after previous experience (summer/student job, apprenticeship, traineeship, voluntary job) in the same company

7

Launching private business

8

Other

9

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

226-229

JOBOCC

 

Occupation of the first job of more than 3 months (after leaving formal education for the last time)

Col. 216-221 ≠ 000000 and 000001 and 999999

....

ISCO-88 (COM) coded at 3 or if possible 4 digits level

9999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

230

JOBCONTR

 

Type of contract of the first job of more than 3 months (after leaving formal education for the last time)

Col. 216-221 ≠ 000000 and 000001 and 999999

1

Self-employed

2

Employee, permanent full-time

3

Employee, permanent part-time

4

Employee, temporary full-time

5

Employee, temporary part-time

6

Family worker

9

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

231

TRANSACT

 

Main activity after leaving formal education for the last time and before starting the first job of a duration of at least 3 months

Col.209-214 ≠ 999999 and blank and {first job started more than 3 months after the date in Col.209-214 or Col.216-221 =000000}

1

Employed — work in job(s) of short duration (maximum 3 months)

2

Compulsory military or community service

3

Not employed, actively looking for a job

Not employed, not looking actively for a job because of:

4

Family responsibilities

5

Participation in non-formal education

6

Voluntary activities

7

Health problems

8

Other reasons

9

Not applicable

Blank

No answer

232/237

 

Weighting factor for the LFS module 2009 (optional)

Everybody aged 15-34

0000-9999

Columns 232-235 contain whole numbers

00-99

Columns 236-237 contain decimal places

238

(PARNAT)

 

Nationality at birth of parents (optional)

Everybody aged 15-34

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

9999

Not applicable

Blank

No answer


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