Courrier des statistiques N2 - 2019

The dossier of Issue N2 of the Courrier des statistiques reflects a thirty-year tradition of cooperation between INSEE and DESTATIS, the German Federal Statistical Office. Two articles illustrate the impetus given to official statistics by international institutions: the 16th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16 has contributed to the rapid emergence of measures of security and satisfaction with institutions among French citizens; the European system of short-term business statistics, created along with the Euro, continues to evolve under the new FRIBS Regulation: French short-term statistics are adapting and anticipating the changes ahead.
With its new statistical metadata repository known as RMéS, the French official statistical system has reached a new milestone: based on international standards, metadata on statistical activities will be activated throughout the life cycle and managed in a common information system complete with shared services. Another reference system has been put in place under the Élire project over the past three years: the Single Electoral Register, based on a high-quality and largely updated data exchange system.
Finally, the last article examines the "profiling" of firms carried out by INSEE with the aim of better identifying relevant economic actors. Here too, the official statistical system is adapting to changes in its environment and is building processes in which processing automation and expertise complement each other effectively.

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Pascal M. Rivière, Deputy Head of the Documentary Resources and Archiving Unit, INSEE
Courrier des statistiques- June 2019

The New Mikrozensus in Germany An Integrated System of Household Surveys by 2020

Pascal M. Rivière, Deputy Head of the Documentary Resources and Archiving Unit, INSEE

Conducted for more than 60 years, the German Mikrozensus is a survey of the whole population, with a sampling rate of 1 %. It is the largest household survey in the European Union. In accordance with the organisation of its statistical system, the German Federal Statistical Office defines its methodology, which looks like that of the French employment survey. And the data collection is carried out by the statistical offices of the Länder. From the beginning, focusing on issues of household composition, housing, activities, income and training/qualification, the themes of the questionnaire have changed over time. The diversity of the fields covered makes it possible to carry out varied and detailed analyses of the structural developments in the German society. By 2020-21, the new Mikrozensus will allow a greater rationalisation of the German household statistical survey system, for several reasons : integration of European surveys (ICT, SILC) into the questionnaire, new collection methods for the Labour Force Survey (integrated since 2005 into the Mikrozensus), and introduction of Internet collection. This will provide Germany with a high-quality framework for monitoring the country’s demographic and social situation, and flexible enough to meet new data needs.

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