The bottleneck for micro-analytic research on European topics and issues is the non- existence and/or non-accessibility of sufficient micro data that have to be both comparable and longitudinal. There are also no user-friendly links from macroeconomic social information and institutional data to micro datasets. In order to overcome these problems the consortium will create an international comparative micro database containing longitudinal datasets from many national household panels and from the European Household panel study (ECHP) complemented by key information from existing macro/ institutional datasets linked to the comparative database and supported by utilities for panel analyses. The comparative cross-national micro database together with its complementary modules will improve our understanding of social change, and its implications for the individual, and for social institutions and policy making.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
115 27 Athens
2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)
00 241 Warszawa