Dataset: PLG0701: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Household Survey


The aim of LAMO (Labourmarket Monitoring) is the development, application and validation of a monitoring tool for the regular survey of the changes on the labour market in the course of the EU enlargement. Another goal is to complement the objective labour market data with information on the subjective willingness of people in the border regions to commute between home and work or to emigrate. Thereby, developments can assessed and this enables politics to react accordingly in time. The need for labour force in the regions is evaluated so that the whole labour market situation can be considered. The LAMO tools are expert interviews, household and enterprise interviews.  

The household interview questions are on the following topics:
socio-demographic questions, qualification and knowledge, occupational situation, salary expectations, flexibility concerning job and living, experiences with working abroad, experiences with commuting between home and work within the own country, willingness and reasons for working abroad or to emigrate, etc.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

PLG0701: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Household Survey



Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Christian Bischof , The Austrian Social Science Data Archive


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive AUSSDA


The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Date of Production


Full Title


Bibliographic Citation

Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung: Labourmarket Monitoring II. Haushaltsbefragung, 2007. Wien: WISDOM (Distribution), 2008

Study Description

Full Title

PLG0701: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Household Survey



Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Mag. Marc Bittner Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung
Dr. Michaela Hudler-Seitzberger Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung PLG

Date of Production


Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Municipal Department 27 - EU Strategy and Economic Development
Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth


Depositor: Mag. Marc Bittner; Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Geographic Coverage

Unit of Analysis



Employable population aged 15 years and older

Kind of Data



Survey period: November 2006 until February 2007

Time Method

Cross section

Data Collector

Sampling Procedure

The selection of households resulted from a three-stage procedure:

1) By means of a clusteranalysis, communities/towns with quite similar structure and develpoment were filtered out of the sample. The criteria were "size of town" (number of inhabitans), "the development of the population" and "the population structure" (age). Additionally, the development of employment and the level of unemployment were used as indicators for the economical basis.  

2) The communities were classified regarding their infrastructural connexion (transport), as well as to their function for the region (centre for commuters...) and their distance and accessibility (individual transport, public transport).
3) The sample size was defined for the different regions. Vienna, with a sample size of 2000 interviewees, was considered as a benchmark. The samples in the other remaining regions were determined according to their population proportion in relation to Vienna.

Mode of Data Collection

Interviewer survey (face to face interviews)

Type of Research Instrument

Questionnaire with predefined categories

Data Sources

The Sampling procedure is based on a spatial-structural background analysis of the communities, cities and enterprises within the LAMO-region by the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).

Characteristics of Data Collection Situation

Sample sizes:

Austria: was not included in LAMO II
Slovakia, total: 1484    
Bratislava 757                                     
Trnava 727
Czech Republic, total: 2901
South Bohemia 797
South Moravia 1425
Nortzh Moravia 679
Hungary, total: 1256
Györ-Moson-Sopron 551
Vas 336
Zala 369


The finalized questionnaire was translated into the languages of the different countries (Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian) and tested for its empirical capability. Then, the results of the testing period were retranslated into German (as an instrument of control of the translation) and finally the question program was released for empirical work.

Availability Status



Freely accessible for research and teaching


They have to contain the designated purpose and the terms and conditions (see AUSSDA user guidelines).

Related Studies

Related Studies at the WISDOM

PLG0501_en: Labourmarket Monitoring I: Household Survey
PLG0502_en: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Household Survey
PLG0702_en: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Enterprise Survey

Data Files Description

File Name


Overall Case Count


Overall Variable Count


Type of File

Nesstar 200801

Questionnaire (german)

Questionnaire (slovak)

Questionnaire (czech)

Questionnaire (hungarian)

Research Report (in 4 languages)


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