The S.A.M.P.L.E. (Small Area Methods for Poverty and Living Condition Estimates) project is a research programme funded by European Commission under the Seventh Framework (FP7) Programme of the European Union. The project starts on March 2008 until March 2011.
The aim of S.A.M.P.L.E. project is to identify and develop new indicators and models for inequality and poverty with attention to social exclusion and deprivation, as well as to develop, implement models, measures and procedures for small area estimation of the traditional and new indicators and models.
This goal is achieved using the EU-SILC survey data with the help of the local administrative databases. Local Government Agencies often have huge amount of administrative data to monitory some of the actions which witness situations of social exclusion and deprivation (social security claims for unemployment and eligibility for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers) of households and citizens. The final goal of the project is to provide a dashboard of reliable indicators of poverty and deprivation defined at NUTS3, NUTS4 level, useful for Local Government Agencies. In the project, the EU-SILC sample will be enlarged at NUTS4 or aggregation of NUTS4 level for the Tuscany (Italy) region.