Table 2 Country statistics
Welfare regimeCountry200220042002 and 2004 combined
Response rate (%)Included in analysisResponse rate (%)Included in analysisTotalUnemployed in ESS (OECD rates 2003)
MenWomenMenWomenMen*Women*
Denmark67.743939864.339339516256.7 (5.1)7.2 (5.7)
ScandinavianFinland73.253348670.751551820527.9 (9.2)8.4 (8.9)
Norway65.069047966.254544121554.5 (4.8)3.7 (3.9)
Sweden69.560148765.956048821364.7 (6.3)6.7 (5.2)
Austria60.458358662.449148521455.9 (4.3)3.7 (4.1)
BismarckianBelgium59.249734961.246037116776.2 (7.4)11.3 (8.0)
France43.134633943.644347616044.7 (8.8)11.2 (11.0)
Germany55.777260251.0704584266212.3 (9.6)11.7 (8.8)
Luxembourg43.934923950.151932614342.4 (3.0)3.7 (4.7)
Netherlands67.957443765.146539018663.3 (4.1)3.9 (4.5)
Switzerland33.555039548.658245219792.6 (3.8)2.7 (4.5)
Ireland64.551439359.746143618055.3 (4.8)4.8 (3.9)
Anglo-SaxonUK55.553044754.647539618486.3 (5.5)4.5 (4.1)
Greece80.058043378.854142719808.1 (6.0)14.2 (14.3)
Southern EuropeItaly43.730727659.339828312657.9 (6.7)15.9 (11.6)
Portugal68.833534071.239943815125.3 (5.6)11.8 (7.3)
Spain53.240130259.746833615086.4 (8.2)12.9 (15.9)
Czech Republic43.337926355.373967620575.3 (6.1)10.8 (9.9)
Eastern EuropeHungary69.940329065.429536213507.3 (6.1)5.7 (5.6)
Poland73.250136673.7423349163814.4 (19.0)16.2 (20.4)
Slovenia70.532228069.730829012008.1 (NA)11.1 (NA)
  • *Correlation between unstandardised European Social Survey (ESS) rates and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) rates is 0.82 for men and 0.88 for women.

  • NA, not available.