Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Registration of welfare benefits
Bijstandsuitkeringenstatistiek (BUS)

Topic
Social Systems and Welfare
Work and Productivity
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Department of Social Security
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Netherlands
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)cbs.nl

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected on a monthly basis. Preliminary data is released 2 months after collection. Final database is published 5 to 8 months after collection.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access


Payment of an access fee and an official authorisation is required (CCS).


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information)

Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access


Payment of an access fee and an official authorisation is required (CCS).


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Coverage


Data was collected in 2005- 2012 (earlier years also available). It is nearly integral observation. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


2005


Not applicable


Not applicable


Assigned welfare benefits in the Netherlands


No age restrictions (besides legal age restrictions)


Representative for all recipients of welfare benefits


Detailed study of: Welfare benefits: population, inflow, outflow, level of benefits


www.cbs.nl/.../2011k4v4p20art.pdf

Coverage


Data was collected in 2005- 2012 (earlier years also available). It is nearly integral observation. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


2005


Not applicable


Not applicable


Assigned welfare benefits in the Netherlands


No age restrictions (besides legal age restrictions)


Representative for all recipients of welfare benefits


Detailed study of: Welfare benefits: population, inflow, outflow, level of benefits


www.cbs.nl/.../2011k4v4p20art.pdf


Linkage


Linkable to other person databases through anonymized personal number

Linkage


Linkable to other person databases through anonymized personal number


Data quality


Non-response

Data quality


Non-response


Applicability


Strengths: The registry provides full coverage. Weaknesses: There are, however, differences in quality between variables.

Applicability


Strengths: The registry provides full coverage. Weaknesses: There are, however, differences in quality between variables.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Frank P. Pijpers
  • (see Partners)