Child module

The Child module includes indicators on the quality of life of children aged 0-17. A detailed description of the Child module is available in the IPOLIS Child report.

The time coverage of the Child module is 2004-2015, but most of the indicators run only till 2013 or 2014.

The country coverage of the Child module is EU-28.

According to the general conceptual frame of the IPOLIS, the Child module covers the following domains: Material living conditions, Labour market and work-life balance, Education and training, Health and risk behaviour, Social connectedness and civic participation, Local environment and physical safety.

Indicator averages, breakdowns and benchmarks are provided.

Breakdowns cover sex, age, hosuehold type, parental education, parental socio-economic status, household work intensity, poverty status - depending on the specific indicator and on the availabiliyt of information in the data used to produce this indicator.

Benchmarks include: EU-28, EU-27, EU-15, EU-15.

Benchmarks for the overall population are also provided, where relevant.

Most of the indicators regarding adolescents (like early school leaving, teenage birth, psychological distress) are placed in the Youth module.

For more details see the IPOLIS Child report.

Some of indicators in the Child module, are based on the EU-SILC, which is part of the European Statistical System. EU-SILC (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions), is an output-harmonised datasource, coordinated by Eurostat. It is based either exclusively on household level survey data or on a combination of survey, register and/or adminsitrative data. It represents the total population living in private households. It covers topics like income, poverty, social exclu­sion and living conditions, labour market, etc. Besides the core questionnaire, EU-SILC has ad-hoc modules on an annual basis.

In addition, the Child module involves several surveys that are not part of the European Statistical System.

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Regular international comparative assessments of student achievement in mathematics and science in more than 60 countries, coordinated by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
  • Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Regular international comparative assessments of student achievement in reading literacy in more than 60 countries, coordinated by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
  • Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Triennial international survey of OECD which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
  • Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC). WHO Collaborative Cross-National Survey, involving every four years nationally representative data collection from 11, 13 and 15 years old children. The help of Dr. Ágnes Németh (National Institute of Child Health - Budapest, Hungary) in providing indicators and breakdowns is gratefully acknowledged.
  • The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD). Collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than fourty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world. The overall aim with the project is to repeatedly collect comparable data on substance use among 15–16 year old students. The support of the ESPAD Coordination Committee in providing ESPAD dataset to produce related indicators and breakdowns is gratefully acknowledged.
For more details (e.g. time and country coverage) on these datasources, explore the Data infrastructure description.