Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Study on Living conditions
Permanent Onderzoek Leefsituatie (POLS)

Topic
Uses of Technology
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 annually.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

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


Longitudinal study, continuous, different (person) samples

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access


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


Months


Anonymised microdata


SPSS (default)


Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Coverage


Data was collected between 1997 and 2008 (2009, 2010 and 2012; questions about general happiness can be found in the social cohesion module). The sample size used in 1997 was of 34,000 individuals and in 2008, 9,000 individuals.


1997


Two-step sampling: 1) sample of municipalities 2) sample of people; monthly sampling; post-stratification


Municipal person registration


Dutch population in non-institutional households


No age restrictions


Representative of the Dutch population in non-institutional households


Detailed study of: General happiness


Linkage


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number


Data quality


Survey errors. Data are checked and corrected for internal inconsistencies.


Consistent method


Applicability


Strengths: The survey provides high quality and coherent data.


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