Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Municipal Person Registration
Gemeentelijke Basisadministratie (GBA) - parent-child relations

Topic
Intergenerational Relationships
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Department of Demographic Statistics
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 annually and released 6 months after collection.

Type of data


Registry

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Registries


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 was collected between 1995-2011. Coverage up until 2011: 14.5 million children with parent-links. Data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


1995


Not applicable


Not applicable


Parents of children, who are or have been registered in a Dutch Municipality


No age restrictions


Selective administrative non-response; low registry-coverage for children born before 1966.


Detailed study of: Administrative registration of legal relations between parents and children, who are registered in a Dutch Municipality.


www.cbs.nl/.../20130301b15art.pdf


Linkage


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number; attributes of parents can be linked to children and vice versa.


Data quality


There's a small number of implausible parent-child relations.


Applicability


Strengths: The dataset provides unique and numerous opportunities for intergenerational research. Weaknesses: There is limited and selective coverage of parent-child relations for children born before 1966.


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