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Eurobarometer 67.3: Health Care Service, Undeclared Work, EU Relations With Its Neighbor Countries, and Development Aid, May-June 2007 (ICPSR 21521)

Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the Standard Eurobarometer measure and queried respondents on (1) health, long term care, and the dependent elderly (2) undeclared work, (3) the European Union's (EU) relationship with neighboring countries, and development aid, and (4) euro coins. For the first special topic, respondents were asked to assess their health status, life expectancy, whether they have significant impairment in participating in certain activities of daily living, and their experience with health care services, including access and cost. In addition, respondents were asked to identify persons in need of long term care, to provide their opinion and experiences in the planning and provision of long term care for the elderly, including the health care costs, and to evaluate the risk that dependent elders are being exposed to abuse and need for future personal care requirements. The second special topic, undeclared work, respondents were asked to identify their knowledge of persons who work without declaring income to tax or social security institutions, and the characteristics and reasons of those who would most likely do so. Respondents also evaluated the risk of being detected in not declaring income for which supplementary bills or fines may be issued, and sanctions expected to be implemented by authorities in response to a certain amount of income that is undeclared. The survey also queried respondents about services and goods acquired from an individual or group associated with undeclared work, and undeclared payment received from their employer and portion of gross yearly income this comprises, and their opinion about these practices. In addition, respondents identified the type and frequency of undeclared work in which they participated, amount of income received for this work, and the reasons this work was completed and for whom, and consequences in working undeclared. In addition, respondents assessed the legitimacy of certain behaviors pertaining to public and private economic transactions. As the next special topic, the survey examines respondents' knowledge of which countries currently plan to join the EU, which countries neighbor the EU, the European Neighborhood policy, and obtaining information about developmental aid. Pertaining to this policy, respondents were asked to assess the relationship between the EU and neighboring countries, and the importance of issues which would affect this relationship, including providing economic assistance. Respondents provided their opinion in regard to developmental aid the EU provides to the poor, the efficiency of providing aid through each member state or the European Commission, which donor provides the most aid to developing countries, and priorities for the EU in disbursing developmental aid. For the final special topic, respondents were asked about their knowledge of the sides of euro coins, to identify the genuineness and value of particular coins, to describe their experiences in accepting a fake, or a non-euro coin or coin-like object, and their opinion in regard to the national sides of the coins which differ among each country in the EU. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, estimate of life expectancy, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods, type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries). Respondents were also queried about their family size, including the number of children birthed, ages of their mother and father, and the housing situation for their child or parent, including distance from respondent. The survey also collected information such as the job sector in which the respondent currently works, number employed by respondent's employer, gross income, and hours worked per week at formal employment.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 67.3: Health Care Service, Undeclared Work, EU Relations With Its Neighbor Countries, and Development Aid, May-June 2007. ICPSR21521-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21521.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21521.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adult children, attitudes, caregiver burden, currencies, demographic characteristics, developing nations, economic aid, economic attitudes, economic behavior, economic integration, economic issues, economic sanctions, elder abuse, euro, European unification, European Union, fraud, health, health attitudes, health behavior, health care, health care access, health care costs, health care facilities, health care reform, health care services, health policy, health status, illness, income, information sources, life expectancy, long term care, medical evaluation, monetary policy, older adults, planning, policy, political influence, public approval, public opinion, purchasing, quality of life, respite care, social attitudes, social behavior, social change, social issues, stress, tax audits, tax evasion, tax fraud, tax policy, taxes, undeclared work, work, work attitudes

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2007-05-25--2007-06-27

Date of Collection:   

  • 2007-05-25--2007-06-27

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 27 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens in the two EU candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission.

The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway, but Norway was not a participant in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway.

The fieldwork dates in the data file for Denmark, France, Ireland, and Croatia, and the last date of interview for this study are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.

Although the questionnaire indicates a split ballot variable should be present in the data, this variable does not appear in the data nor does the survey indicate a split ballot was used for any questions.

QB18bo, QB30o, QB31o, and QC1o: Variables pertaining to these open-ended questions do not appear in the data.

The title page to the questionnaire states "BASIC ENGLISH QUESTIONNAIRE"; however, it should read "BILINGUAL QUESTIONNAIRE."


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:    Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2008-08-27

Version History:

  • 2010-06-29 The data have been further processed by GESIS. The SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, tab-delimited ASCII data file, and codebook have been updated.

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