17.4.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 97/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 317/2010

of 16 April 2010

adopting the specifications of the 2011 ad hoc module on employment of disabled people for the labour force sample survey provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98

(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 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter referred to as ‘the UN Convention’), signed by the European Community and all its Member States, lays down in its Article 31 on statistics and data collection that State Parties undertake to collect appropriate information, including statistical and research data to enable them to formulate and implement policies to give effect to the UN Convention including the provisions in Article 27 related to work and employment.

(2)

In its Resolution of 17 March 2008 on the situation of persons with disabilities in the European Union (2), the Council underlines that disability statistics are needed to establish a picture of the overall situation of persons with disabilities in Europe and that such statistical and research data allow informed disability policies to be formulated and implemented at the different levels of governance. The Council calls upon the Member States and the Commission, in accordance of their respective competences, to ensure that works begin on a European disability strategy to succeed the current European Disability Action Plan 2004-2010 including by assessing how national actions reflect the commitments made by the European Community and the Member States to fully implement the UN Convention at European level, considering setting consistent and comparable national targets to that end.

(3)

A comprehensive and comparable set of data on employment of persons with disabilities is needed in order to monitor progress towards the implementation of Article 27 of the UN Convention and the objectives of the European Employment Strategy, the European Disability Strategy as well as to measure the evolution of labour market participation of persons with disabilities.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 365/2008 of 23 April 2008 adopting the programme of ad hoc modules, covering the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, for the labour force sample survey provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (3) includes an ad hoc module on employment of disabled people. The list of variables for this module should be defined.

(5)

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 detailed list of variables to be collected in 2011 by the ad hoc module on employment of disabled people shall be as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following 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, 16 April 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3.

(2)  OJ C 75, 26.3.2008, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 112, 24.4.2008, p. 22.


ANNEX

LABOUR FORCE SAMPLE SURVEY

Specifications of the 2011 ad hoc module on employment of disabled people

1.

Member States and regions concerned: all.

2.

The variables shall be coded as follows:

The codes for the variables of the Labour Force Sample Survey in the column ‘Filter’ refer to Annex III to 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 sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters (1).

Name

Column

Code

Description

Filter

HEALTHMA

197-198

 

Type of longstanding health condition or disease (code first main type)

Everybody aged 15 to 64

01

Problems with arms or hands (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

02

Problems with legs or feet (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

03

Problems with back or neck (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

04

Cancer

05

Skin conditions, including allergic reactions and severe disfigurement

06

Heart, blood pressure or circulation problems

07

Chest or breathing problems, including asthma and bronchitis

08

Stomach, liver, kidney or digestive problems

09

Diabetes

10

Epilepsy (include fits)

11

Severe headache such as migraine

12

Learning difficulties (reading, spelling or math disability)

13

Chronic anxiety

14

Depression

15

Other mental, nervous or emotional problems

16

Other progressive illnesses (which include multiple sclerosis, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)

17

Other longstanding health problems

18

No longstanding health conditions or diseases

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

HEALTHSE

199-200

 

Type of longstanding health condition or disease (code second main type)

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and HEALTHMA = 1-17

01

Problems with arms or hands (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

02

Problems with legs or feet (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

03

Problems with back or neck (which includes arthritis or rheumatism)

04

Cancer

05

Skin conditions, including allergic reactions and severe disfigurement

06

Heart, blood pressure or circulation problems

07

Chest or breathing problems, including asthma and bronchitis

08

Stomach, liver, kidney or digestive problems

09

Diabetes

10

Epilepsy (include fits)

11

Severe headache such as migraine

12

Learning difficulties (reading, spelling or math disability)

13

Chronic anxiety

14

Depression

15

Other mental, nervous or emotional problems

16

Other progressive illnesses (which include multiple sclerosis, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)

17

Other longstanding health problems

18

No other longstanding health conditions or diseases

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

DIFFICMA

201-202

 

First basic activity difficulty (code the most important difficulty)

Everybody aged 15 to 64

01

Seeing, even if wearing glasses

02

Hearing, even if using a hearing aid

03

Walking, climbing steps

04

Sitting or standing

05

Remembering, concentrating

06

Communicating, for example understanding or being understood

07

Reaching or stretching

08

Lifting and carrying

09

Bending

10

Holding, gripping, or turning

11

None

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

DIFFICSE

203-204

 

Second basic activity difficulty (code the second most important difficulty)

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and DIFFICMA = 1-10

01

Seeing, even if wearing glasses

02

Hearing, even if using a hearing aid

03

Walking, climbing steps

04

Sitting or standing

05

Remembering, concentrating

06

Communicating, for example understanding or being understood

07

Reaching or stretching

08

Lifting and carrying

09

Bending

10

Holding, gripping, or turning

11

None

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

LIMHOURS

205

 

The health condition(s) or disease(s) or difficulty(ies) cause(s) the person’s limitation in the number of hours that he/she can work in a week

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes, the health condition(s) or disease(s)

2

Yes, the activity difficulty(ies)

3

Yes, both, the health condition(s)/disease(s) and the activity difficulty(ies)

4

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

LIMTYPEW

206

 

The health condition(s) or disease(s) or difficulty(ies) cause(s) the person’s limitation in the type of work (for instance, having problems in carrying heavy loads, working outdoors, sitting for a long time) that he/she can do

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes, the health condition(s) or disease(s)

2

Yes, the activity difficulty(ies)

3

Yes, both, the health condition(s)/disease(s) and the activity difficulty(ies)

4

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

LIMTRANS

207

 

The health condition(s) or disease(s) or difficulty(ies) cause(s) the person’s limitation in getting to and from work

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes, the health condition(s) or disease(s)

2

Yes, the activity difficulty(ies)

3

Yes, both, the health condition(s)/disease(s) and the activity difficulty(ies)

4

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

NEEDHELP

208

 

Because of the health condition(s)/disease(s) or activity difficulty(ies) the person needs (not employed persons)/uses (employed persons) personal assistance to enable him/her to work

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes

2

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

NEEDADAP

209

 

Because of the health condition(s)/disease(s) or activity difficulty(ies) the person needs (not employed persons)/uses (employed persons) special equipment or needs (not employed persons)/has (employed persons) workplace adaptations to enable him/her to work

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes

2

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

NEEDORGA

210

 

Because of the health condition(s)/disease(s) or activity difficulty(ies) the person needs (not employed persons)/has (employed persons) special working arrangements to enable him/her to work (such as, sedentary jobs, teleworking, flexible hours or less strenuous work)

Everybody aged 15 to 64 and (HEALTHMA = 1-17 or DIFFICMA = 1-10)

1

Yes

2

No

9

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer

LIMREAS

211-212

 

Main reason for limitation in work (number of hours, type, getting to and from work) that is not caused by the longstanding health conditions/diseases or basic activity difficulties

Everybody aged 15 to 64

01

Lack of qualifications/experience

02

Lack of appropriate job opportunities

03

Lack or poor transportation to and from workplace

04

Employers’ lack of flexibility

05

Affects receipt of benefits

06

Family/caring responsibilities

07

Personal reasons

08

Other reason

09

No limitation in work

99

Not applicable (not included in the filter)

Blank

No answer


Name

Column

Code

Description

Filter

 

213/218

 

Weighting factor for the 2010 ad hoc module (optional)

Everybody aged 15 to 64

0000-9999

Columns 213-216 contain whole numbers

00-99

Columns 217-218 contain decimal places


(1)  OJ L 114, 26.4.2008, p. 57.