Since the end of 2021, quarterly data on income changes and subjective perceptions of financial situation and personal well-being are being collected in order to monitor crisis impacts in a timely manner. The main EU-indicators are the share of 18-74 year-olds whose household income has decreased or increased in the last twelve months according to their own assessment, as well as the share of the population that has difficulties making ends meet with their current income. With additional indicators such as consumption restrictions (deprivation), housing cost burden, payment difficulties, etc., effects of the Corona crisis (or the currently very high inflation) on the quality of life of different population groups can be observed.
Austria and ten other EU countries are participating in this study. The national survey of the social consequences of the crisis ("SILCexpress: How we are today") is financially supported by Eurostat and the Ministry of Social Affairs. Website for respondents: here
The indicators on the risk of poverty or social exclusion calculated according to the EU's Europe 2030-Strategy are based on EU-SILC and can be found on the page on Poverty.