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Towards a European system of social reporting and welfare measureme nt

Objective



The long-term objective of this proposal is to create a sciencebased European System of Social Reporting and Welfare Measurement within and beyond the European Union, especially by including social scientists from East European reform states. This objective should be achieved by

- advancing existing and developing new and innovative theoretical concepts, methodological approaches and empirical tools;

- better utilizing existing data bases and developing new ones where necessary;

- applying those concepts, tools and data bases to the urgent problems of social exclusion and socio-economic inequality;

- establishing a network of cooperating research teams which could be quickly mobilized as correspondents for short-term information and which could be the core for longer-term endeavours like a "European Social Report".
For a brief introduction, by social reporting we mean the monitoring of social change and welfare development; by welfare we mean the objective living conditions and the subjective well-being of individuals, private households, social groups and the overall population; and social exclusion (as process) and socio-economic inequality (as structure) means denying people good living conditions and well-being.

We propose a stepwise approach of developing a science-based European System of Social Reporting and Welfare Measurement, and of concentrating during a three-year period on seven subprojects, each coordinated by one of the participating teams and subscribed by different sets of partners.
The seven subprojects are:

2.1 Review and Redefinition of Welfare and Welfare Production
2.2 System of Social Indicators

2.3 Comparative Studies on Social Integration and Social Exclusion
2.4 Stocktaking of Comparative Databases in Survey Research

2.5 Access to Comparative Official Micro-Data

2.6 Developing a European Welfare Survey

2.7 Comparative Dynamics of European Welfare Outcomes

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Zentrum für Umfragen Methoden und Analysen
Address

68072 Mannheim 1
Germany

Participants (7)

Budapest University of Economic Sciences
Hungary
Address
8,Foevam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Emile Frank
4501 Differdange
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule - ETH Zürich
Switzerland
Address
70,Scheuchzerstrasse 70
8092 Zürich
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Jilska 1
11000 Praha 1
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology - Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland
Address
72,Nowy Swiat 72
00 330 Warszawa
Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung
Austria
Address
19/9,Marie-theresienstrasse 19/9
1090 Wien
UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
Address
L 7, 1
68161 Mannheim