Working paper on national strategies for longitudinal data collection

Working paper on national strategies for longitudinal data collectionPhoto by Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Recently the 4th issue of EuroCohort working paper titled “Overview of National Strategies for Longitudinal Data Collection” was published. The editors of the paper are Epp Reiska and Marge Unt from Tallinn University. The working paper also features several country cases which are written by Giorgos Alexias, Francesco Giovinazzi, Pau Serracant Melendres, Jaroslav Mihalik, Alexandros Sakellariou, Lisa Steinberg, Anh Nguyet Tran Thi and Terhi-Anna Wilska.

The goal of compiling the working paper was twofold. Firstly, to map the strategies of national funding agencies for supporting the collection of longitudinal survey data to support policy-making. Secondly, to explore the status of existing national survey infrastructures alongside potential future strategies, for which the planned longitudinal pan-European child and youth well-being survey EuroCohort is a potential option. The working paper starts with a summary of national strategies for longitudinal data collection followed by country cases of Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain.

EuroCohort Working Papers are peer-reviewed outputs from European Cohort Development Project, published either in English or in national languages. The aim of the working paper series is to communicate the projects findings to a diverse audience, especially to academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.