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Switzerland Household Panel Survey 2004-2005

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Living in Switzerland Survey
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
09/2004 - 03/2005
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The Switzerland Household Panel Survey covers a range of social topics. Sampling was done randomly for each of the 7 major statistical regions of Switzerland based on the Swiss telephone directory, which covers over 95% of all private households. Households were eligible if they were private and had a telephone connection registered. The first wave in 1999-2000 included a total of 5,074 household and 7,799 individual interviews. A wave of surveys has been conducted each year since 1999 and 3 questionnaires are used at each wave: household grid, household, and individual (includes a proxy questionnaire for individuals unable to respond or under the age of 14). In the 2004-2005 wave, a Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (SILC) Pilot was included. All surveys were done by Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). The surveys include extensive coverage of cultural questions, such as political opinions, personal satisfaction, and social support. Data are available through FORS under contract.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Federal Statistical Office (Switzerland), Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Neuchatel. Switzerland Household Panel Survey 2004-2005. Lausanne, Switzerland: Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences.