Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

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Health and Performance
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Country Netherlands
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Contact information

Department of Health and Health Care
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected annually. Preliminary data is released 12 months after collection. Final database is published 24 months after collection.

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method


Access to data

Data cannot be downloaded directly.

Conditions of access

Access to data requires: (1) access fee; (2) official authorization (CCS); (3) authorization of register holder.


Anonymised microdata

SPSS (default)

Documentation is only available in Dutch.


Data was first collected between 2004 and 2011; data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future. It is an integral observation.


Not applicable

Not applicable

Dutch population (only recipients with AWBZ/WMO funding are included)

Population aged 18 and over

Representative for recipients with AWBZ/WMO funding.

Detailed study of: Long-term care.


Linkable to other person databases through anonymized personal number.

Data quality


Strengths: The data source provides long time series and high quality data.

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