The goal of this survey is to collect comparable data on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions. The survey was first conducted in May and June 2013 on a sample of 8,008 households. The data will be used to compute social indicators at the level of the Republic of Serbia and will be internationally comparable.
To achieve this goal, according to the survey methodology, two types of data will be provided at the annual level:
- cross-sectional data – data pertaining to a specific time or a specific period and providing information on income, poverty, social exclusion and other living conditions, and
- longitudinal data – data on changes at the individual level over a four-year period.
Observation units are households selected according to the sampling plan, whether single-person or multi-person, as well as all household members aged 15 and over. The sampling frame for the 2013 Survey was the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings.
In conducting this survey, methodological solutions consistent with Eurostat (European Statistical Office) recommendations and definitions are applied, thus providing the key source for international data comparisons between the Republic of Serbia and other countries in the area of poverty and social inequality statistics.
For more information on income and living conditions in Serbia, see:
- Third National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in the Republic of Serbia for the Period 2014–2017
- Second National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction
- Serbia – Income and Living Conditions
- Data on consumption, income and living conditions
- EU-SILC database, with data on the Republic of Serbia
For more information on the EU-SILC database, see:
Methodological studies and publications on the EU-SILC database: