Definition: Main

EU-SILC

Main (in main family composition, main number of siblings, main activity status and main occupation) refers to the situation that lasted for the longest time when the interviewee was a young teenager. If uncertain which situation lasted for the longest time, the situation which made the most impression.
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Commission Regulation (EC) No 16/2004 of 6 January 2004 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the list of target secondary variables relating to the "intergenerational transmission of poverty"
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