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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Labour Force Survey
Enquête Beroepsbevolking (EBB)

Topic
Education and Learning
Work and Productivity
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Department of Labour, Income and Living conditions
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 quarterly and annual basis. Since 2001, the data is available 2 months following collection.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of random or different samples


Longitudinal survey: rotating panel.

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Wave 1:CAWI, CAPI or CATI. Wave 2 to 5: CATI, address sample (work circumstances only first wave).

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of random or different samples


Longitudinal survey: rotating panel.

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Wave 1: CAWI, CAPI or CATI. Wave 2 to 5: CATI, address sample (work circumstances only first wave).


Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access


Access to data requires: (1) Access fee (2) official authorization (CCS).


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information).

Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access


Access to data requires: (1) Access fee (2) official authorization (CCS).


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information).


Coverage


Data collection ongoing since 1971 (1971-2012), with a total sample size of 62,000 households in 2011. Data collection is scheduled to continue at some point in the future. The survey covered work circumstances from 1997-2005, and educational attainment from 1996-2011.


1971


Two-step stratification: 1) sample of municipalities 2) sample of addresses. Weighting model uses age, sex, region, country of origin and type of address.


Municipal Person Registration


Dutch population in non-institutional households


Population aged 16 and over


Representative for all non-institutional households in the Netherlands.


Detailed study of: Labour market participation, retirement, labour market position, job attributes, unemployment, level of education, Work circumstances (stress, physical, noise, use of computer screen), attained education level.


www.cbs.nl/.../2012k2v4p9art.pdf

Coverage


Data collection ongoing since 1971 (1971-2012), with a total sample size of 62,000 households in 2011. Data collection is scheduled to continue at some point in the future. The survey covered work circumstances from 1997-2005, and educational attainment from 1996-2011.


1971


Two-step stratification: 1) sample of municipalities 2) sample of addresses. Weighting model uses age, sex, region, country of origin and type of address.


Municipal Person Registration


Dutch population in non-institutional households


Population aged 16 and over


Representative for all non-institutional households in the Netherlands.


Detailed study of: Labour market participation, retirement, labour market position, job attributes, unemployment, level of education, Work circumstances (stress, physical, noise, use of computer screen), attained education level.


www.cbs.nl/.../2012k2v4p9art.pdf


Linkage


Internationally harmonised standards.


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number.

Linkage


Internationally harmonised standards.


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number.


Data quality


Survey errors.


Break in 2001 due to the introduction of a rotating panel.

Data quality


Survey errors.


Break in 2001 due to the introduction of a rotating panel.


Applicability


Strengths: The survey provides long time series data for for a very large sample. It also follows international standards. Weaknesses: Changes in collection methods (from personal to telephonic interview) after the first wave.

Applicability


Strengths: The survey provides long time series data for for a very large sample. It also follows international standards. Weaknesses: Changes in collection methods (from personal to telephonic interview) after the first wave.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Diana Lopez-Falcon
  • (see Partners)