This is a joint project with other large European surveys (ESS, GGP, EVS and SHARE). The objective is to provide cross-country harmonised, fast, high-quality and cost-effective coding of open ended questions on respondents’ occupations, industries, employment status and education into international standardised classification systems, and to develop a tool to collect standardized social network information.
Building on the current technology and the partners’ experiences, cross-country harmonised, fast, high-quality and cost-effective coding modules for these variables will be developped.
The modules will use large multi-lingual dictionary with ten thousands of entries about job titles, industry names and fields of education and training. Additionally, the module will include country-specific, structured lists of educational qualifications and employment status categories. The module will then provide up-to-date codes for these classifications.