Living Conditions Survey of the Baltic Region 1994
Socio-Economic/Monitoring Survey [hh/sems]
NORBALT Living Conditions Survey is a Fafo project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Norwegian Research Council.
The rapid economic and political changes during the last ten years have created a strong demand for information on living conditions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Reliable data are required for the formulation of well-targeted social policies and will be used by local policy makers, private organisations and the international community. Through NORBALT I information on living-conditions was made available for all three Baltic countries in 1994. This was followed by NORBALT II, a follow up to this survey taking place in 1999.
The NORBALT surveys give updated and policy-relevant information on living conditions in the three countries, with special focus on poverty and economic resources, housing and residential environment, education, the labour market (unemployment, working conditions), social integration, health (contact with health institutions, coverage of medical insurance, private caretakers etc.), crime and security. The existence of comparable questions from both the 1994 and the 1999 surveys in all three countries (in Lithuania even from 1990-91) facilitates comparative analyses both across time and across countries. Moreover, as the surveys are made much on the same model as the Scandinavian living condition surveys, comparative analyses may also include Scandinavian countries.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Three units of analysis are used in the survey.
2.Individuals in the households
3.Randomly selected individuals (18 years of age and older)
The unit of analysis varies from one module to another and sometimes within a module.
The NORBALT surveys give updated and policy relevant information on living conditions in the three countries, with special focus on
- Poverty and economic resources
- Housing and residential environment
- The labour market (unemployment, working conditions)
- Social integration
- Health (contact with health institutions, coverage of medical insurance, private caretakers etc.)
- Crime and security
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.