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National Institute of Statistics, Italy

The Italian National Institute of Statistics is a public research organisation. It has been present in Italy since 1926, and is the main producer of official statistics in the service of citizens and policy-makers. It operates in complete independence and continuous interaction with the academic and scientific communities. Since 1989 Istat has been performing the role of directing, coordinating, and providing technical assistance and training within the National Statistical System (Sistan). The System was established under Legislative Decree 322/89 in order to rationalise the production and publication of information and to optimise resources allocated to official statistics. Sistanis made up of Istat, central and branch statistical departments of Public Administrations, of local and regional bodies, Chambers of Commerce, other public bodies and administrations providing statistical information.

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    • October 2019
      Source: National Institute of Statistics, Italy
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 04 October, 2019
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      Data source(s) used: Multipurpose survey on households: aspects of daily life - general part: The sample survey "Aspects of daily life" is a part of an integrated system of social surveys - The Multipurpose Surveys on Household - and it collects fundamental information on individual and household daily life. From 1993 to 2003 the survey was conducted annually, with data collected during the month of November. In 2004 the survey did not take place and, starting from 2005, it was run every year in February. The survey provides information on the citizens' habits and the problems they face in every day life. In the questionnaires, the thematic areas are on different social aspects consenting to realize which is the quality of individual life, the degree of satisfaction of their conditions, their economic situation, the area in which they live, the functioning of all public utility services, all topics useful to study the quality of life. School, work, family and social life, spare time, political and social participation, health, life style, access to the services are all investigated from a point of view in which behaviour objectivity, motivations, opinions contribute to define the social information. The survey is included in The National Statistic Programme, which gathers the statistical investigations needed for the Country.

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