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Table 1 Ad hoc surveys on foreign population conducted by ISTAT using the population register (Anagrafe)

From: Surveying immigrants in Southern Europe: Spanish and Italian strategies in comparative perspective

Survey Themes Sample size Response rate Strategies for improving the quality of samples and surveys Advantages/Limits or problems Available documentation
Health and use of health services (2005) Health problems, use of health services 3509 foreigners N.A. First survey on the topic No territorial stratification; Questionnaire in Italian only http://www.Istat.it/it/immigrati/prodotti-editoriali/salute-e-sanit%C3%A0 (Language: Italian)
The integration of migrants and their descendants in the labour market (2008) - Ad hoc module in the Labour Force Survey Insertion into the Italian labour market 1896 foreigners and naturalized N.A. Combined use of citizenship and country of birth, both of the interviewees and their parents http://www.Istat.it/it/archivio/8581 (Language: Italian)
Income and living conditions among household with foreigners (2009) Economic condition of the foreign household 6000 households and 15,000 individuals 66,3% Questionnaire translated in 10 foreign languages Comparison with the Italian population http://www.Istat.it/it/archivio/52405 (Language: Italian)
Social condition and integration of foreign citizens (2011–2012) Household, education, migration process, working trajectory, discrimination, health and integration 9500 households and 25,000 individuals 89% (refusal rate 8%) Substitute sample of households (similar with respect to citizenship, geographic residence and household size)   http://www.Istat.it/it/archivio/10825 (Language: Italian)
The integration of foreigners and naturalized citizens in the labour market (2014) - Ad hoc module in the Labour Force Survey Insertion into the Italian labour market, motives for migration and difficulties in the labour market N.A. N.A.   http://www90.Istat.it/en/archive/177536 (Language: English) http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/1978984/6037334/Evaluation_report_AHM_2014.pdf (Language: English)
Labour Force Sample among foreigners (as a part of LFS, continuously) labour participation of people aged 15 and over As a part of the overall sample N.A. Substitute sample of households  (similar with respect to citizenship, geographic residence and household size) Comparison with the overall population and with other countries