Project

Back to overview

SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2012 - 2013

English title SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2012 - 2013
Applicant Wernli Boris
Number 139522
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Fondation FORS Bâtiment Geopolis Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2013
Approved amount 5'500'000.00
Show all

All Disciplines (12)

Discipline
Sociology
Communication sciences
Economics
Medico-Social Problems of Youth
Social geography and ecology
Ethnology
Psychology
Social work
Medico-Social Problems of the Elderly
Political science
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education
Health

Keywords (3)

household panel; social sciences; longitudinal study

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary

SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2012 - 2013

The principal aim of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), a longitudinal study launched in 1999, is to observe social change. In particular, it follows the dynamics of changing living conditions and representations in the population of Switzerland. Moreover, the SHP is a comprehensive survey covering a broad range of social fields and a variety of topics and all members of the households in the panel aged 14 years and over are questioned.

During the years 1998-2007, The Swiss Household Panel was a joint project run by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, and the University of Neuchâtel. Since January 2008, the SHP is part of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), located at the University of Lausanne.

An overview of the present and future Swiss social sciences survey landscape shows that the SHP has a special place within it, being the only longitudinal study offering data to analyse micro social change in the mid to long term and on a comprehensive basis. This unique project allowed numerous researchers to analyse the SHP data on a very large variety of topics, in many fields of the social sciences, leading to around 370 publications. The SHP organises an International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland, which has greatly contributed to the interdisciplinary scientific exchange among Swiss and foreign researchers. From 2010 onwards, the SHP also organises a Methodological Workshop in order to advance longitudinal analysis.

During the next funding period (2012-2013), besides the implementation of the new samples (SHP_III particularly), we will develop the SHP further in two main areas, i.e. (1) weighting schemes, and (2) questionnaires, mainly to fight and correct for attrition, and to improve the analytical potential of the SHP for the scientific community.

During the same period, we will also further develop our collaboration with the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES. Specifically, we will a) develop a common set of questions to be used in the annual questionnaires of the SHP and in the NCCR survey “LIVES in CH”, b) test and refine our common biographical questionnaire, and c) develop joint activities related to survey management and data documentation, among others. The “subpopulation” sample (of immigrants from the second-generation population) of the NCCR survey “LIVES in CH” will complete the representative samples (SHP_I, SHP_II, and SHP_III) of the SHP.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Does availability of informal care within the household impact hospitalisation?
Weaver France, Weaver Bryce (2014), Does availability of informal care within the household impact hospitalisation?, in Health Economics, Policy and Law, 9(1), 71-93.
Aircraft noise, Health, and Residential Sorting: Evidence from two Quasi-Experiments
Boes Stefan, Nüesch Stephan, Stillman Steven (2013), Aircraft noise, Health, and Residential Sorting: Evidence from two Quasi-Experiments, in Health Economics, 22(9), 1037-1051.
Catch me if you can - Configurations of atypical and precarious employment in Switzerland
Bühlmann (2013), Catch me if you can - Configurations of atypical and precarious employment in Switzerland, in Espace, populations, sociétés, (3), 73-90.
Die gesellschaftliche Verteilung von Traurigkeit. Eine emotionssoziologische Analyse
Jakoby Nina (2013), Die gesellschaftliche Verteilung von Traurigkeit. Eine emotionssoziologische Analyse, in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 38(1), 33-53.
Does Unemployment Hurt Less if There is More of it Around? A Panel Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Germany and Switzerland
Oesch Daniel, Lipps Oliver (2013), Does Unemployment Hurt Less if There is More of it Around? A Panel Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Germany and Switzerland, in European Sociological Review, 29(5), 955-967.
Gender Role-Set, Family Orientations, and Women's Fertility Intentions in Switzerland
Bernardi Laura, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Le Goff Jean-Marie (2013), Gender Role-Set, Family Orientations, and Women's Fertility Intentions in Switzerland, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(1), 9-31.
Is a temporary job better than unemployment? A cross-country comparison based on British, German, and Swiss panel data
Gebel Michael (2013), Is a temporary job better than unemployment? A cross-country comparison based on British, German, and Swiss panel data, in Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 133(2), 143-155.
Le rôle de la classe sociale d'origine dans la détermination des positions de classe à niveau de formation équivalent
Jacot Cédric (2013), Le rôle de la classe sociale d'origine dans la détermination des positions de classe à niveau de formation équivalent, in Revue suisse de sociologie, 39(1), 81-102.
Mapping Patterns of Multiple Deprivation and Well-Being using Self-Organizing Maps: An Application to Swiss Household Panel Data
Lucchini Mario, Assi Jenny (2013), Mapping Patterns of Multiple Deprivation and Well-Being using Self-Organizing Maps: An Application to Swiss Household Panel Data, in Social Indicators Research , 112(1), 129-149.
Personality similarity and life satisfaciton in couples
Furler Katrin, Gomez Veronica, Grob Alexander (2013), Personality similarity and life satisfaciton in couples, in Journal or Research in Personality , 47(4), 369-375.
Revisiting 'mothers and sons' preference formation and the female labor force in Switzerland
Bütikofer Aline (2013), Revisiting 'mothers and sons' preference formation and the female labor force in Switzerland, in Labour Economics , 20, 82-91.
Satisfaction with the Division of Household Tasks in Switzerland : A Longitudinal Approach
Henchoz Caroline, Wernli Boris (2013), Satisfaction with the Division of Household Tasks in Switzerland : A Longitudinal Approach, in Population, 68(4), 533-556.
The Impact of Adaptive Preferences on Subjective Indicators: An Analysis of Poverty Indicators
Crettaz Eric, Suter Christian (2013), The Impact of Adaptive Preferences on Subjective Indicators: An Analysis of Poverty Indicators, in Social Indicators Research, 114(1), 139-152.
Under-representation of foreign minorities in cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys in Switzerland
Lipps Oliver, Laganà Francesco, Pollien Alexandre, Gianettoni Lavinia (2013), Under-representation of foreign minorities in cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys in Switzerland, in Font (ed.), Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 241-267.
Vers une société sans classes? Le cas de la société suisse contemporaine (1970-2008)
Tillmann Robin (2013), Vers une société sans classes? Le cas de la société suisse contemporaine (1970-2008), L'Harmattan, Paris.
A note on improving Contact Times in Panel Surveys
Lipps Oliver (2012), A note on improving Contact Times in Panel Surveys, in Field Methods, 24(1), 95-111.
A Swiss neighbourhood index of socioeconomic position: development and association with mortality
Panczak Radoslaw, Galobardes Bruna, Voorpostel Marieke, Spoerri Adrian, Zwahlen Marcel, Egger Matthias (2012), A Swiss neighbourhood index of socioeconomic position: development and association with mortality, in Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health , 66(12), 1129-1136.
Are there Patterns of Poverty Trajectories? The Dynamics of Deprivation between Classes, Individualization, and Cumulative Disadvantage
Heeb Jean-Luc, Gutjahr Elisabeth (2012), Are there Patterns of Poverty Trajectories? The Dynamics of Deprivation between Classes, Individualization, and Cumulative Disadvantage, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(2), 267-290.
Conspicuous consumption and satisfaction
Winkelmann Rainer (2012), Conspicuous consumption and satisfaction, in Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(1), 183-191.
Cross-sectional age differences in personality: Evidence from nationally representative samples from Switzerland and the United States
Anusic Ivana, Lucas Richard E., Donnellan Brent M. (2012), Cross-sectional age differences in personality: Evidence from nationally representative samples from Switzerland and the United States, in Journal of Research in Personality, 46(1), 116-120.
Entwicklung der Einkommensungleichheit in Deutschland und in der Schweiz seit der Jahrtausenwende
Grabka Markus, Kuhn Ursina (2012), Entwicklung der Einkommensungleichheit in Deutschland und in der Schweiz seit der Jahrtausenwende, in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 38(2), 311-334.
Estimating the Reliability of Single-Item Life Satisfaction Measures: Results from Four National Panel Studies
Lucas Richard E., Donnellan Brent M. (2012), Estimating the Reliability of Single-Item Life Satisfaction Measures: Results from Four National Panel Studies, in Social Indicators Research , 105(3), 323-331.
Health Inequality Across Time: A Growth Curve Analysis of self-Assessed Health in Contemporary Switzerland
Della Bella Sara, Lucchini Mario, Assi Jenny (2012), Health Inequality Across Time: A Growth Curve Analysis of self-Assessed Health in Contemporary Switzerland, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(2), 291-309.
Insecure Alliances: Risk, Inequality, and Support for the Welfare State
Rehm Philipp, Hacker Jacob S., Schlesinger Mark (2012), Insecure Alliances: Risk, Inequality, and Support for the Welfare State, in American Political Science Review , 106(2), 386-406.
La pauvreté en Suisse entre 1999 et 2009: quelle évolution?
Joye Dominique, Tillmann Robin (2012), La pauvreté en Suisse entre 1999 et 2009: quelle évolution?, in Tabin (ed.), EESP, Lausanne, 45-60.
Longitudinal analyses of the effects of age, marriage, and parenthood on social contacts and support
Kalmijn Matthijs (2012), Longitudinal analyses of the effects of age, marriage, and parenthood on social contacts and support, in Advances in Life Course Research, 17(4), 177-190.
Overqualification: permanent or transitory?
Frei Christa, Sousa Poza Alfonso (2012), Overqualification: permanent or transitory?, in Applied Economics, 44(14), 1837-1847.
Partisan discord in the family and political engagement: A comparative behavioral analysis
Fitzgerald Jennifer, Curtis Amber K (2012), Partisan discord in the family and political engagement: A comparative behavioral analysis, in Journal of Politics, 74(1), 129-141.
Persistent Social Inequalities
Tillmann Robin (ed.) (2012), Persistent Social Inequalities, Seismo, Zürich.
Precarious Work and the Fertility Intention-Behavior Link: An Analysis Based on the Swiss Household Panel Data
Hanappi Doris, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Bernardi Laura, Le Goff Jean-Marie (2012), Precarious Work and the Fertility Intention-Behavior Link: An Analysis Based on the Swiss Household Panel Data, LIVES Working Paper, Lausanne.
Social Indicators and Adaptive Preferences: What is the Impact of Income Poverty on Indicators of Material Deprivation and on the Minimum Income Question?
Crettaz Eric (2012), Social Indicators and Adaptive Preferences: What is the Impact of Income Poverty on Indicators of Material Deprivation and on the Minimum Income Question?, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(3), 421-440.
Temporal Trends in Intergenerational Social Mobility in Switzerland: A cohort Study of Men and Women Born between 1912 and 1974
Falcon Julie (2012), Temporal Trends in Intergenerational Social Mobility in Switzerland: A cohort Study of Men and Women Born between 1912 and 1974, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(2), 153-175.
Transitions in partnership and parental status, gender, and political and civic participation
Voorpostel Marieke, Coffé Hilde (2012), Transitions in partnership and parental status, gender, and political and civic participation, in European Sociological Review , 28(1), 28-42.
Using information from telephone panel surveys to predict reasons for refusal
Lipps Oliver (2012), Using information from telephone panel surveys to predict reasons for refusal, in methoden - daten - analysen , 3-20.
Vereinbarkeit von Erwerbsarbeit und Privatleben
Brauchli Rebecca, Hämmig Oliver, Güntert Stefan, Bauer Georg, Wehner Theo (2012), Vereinbarkeit von Erwerbsarbeit und Privatleben, in Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 56(1), 24-36.
Zur Entwickllung der intergenerationalen Mobilität in der Schweiz
Jann Ben, Combet Benita (2012), Zur Entwickllung der intergenerationalen Mobilität in der Schweiz, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(2), 177-199.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
The Nonmarital Childbearing Network - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
NCCR LIVES - Universities of Lausanne and Geneva Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
LINES (Life Course and Inequality Research Centre) - University of Lausanne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
CNEF (Cross-National Equivalent File) - Ohio State University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research - University of St. Gallen Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Department of Sociology - University of Neuchâtel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Faculty of Theology - University of Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
The Swiss National Cohort - University Institutes of Social and Preventive Medicine Switzerland (Europe)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
59th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute Talk given at a conference On recent developments of cross-sectional weighting schemes for children in the Swiss Household Panel 25.08.2013 Hong Kong, China Rothenbühler Martina;
11th international Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation Talk given at a conference Learning effects in answering surveys in a non-native language 21.03.2013 Stockholm, Sweden Lipps Oliver;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference The impact of work strain on life satisfaction under consideration of the cohabiting partner 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Lebert Florence;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Wealth inequality in Germany and Switzerland 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Kuhn Ursina;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Investigating the impact of attrition bias on the relationship between variables 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Voorpostel Marieke; Rothenbühler Martina;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Economic situation and volatility of party preferences 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Kuhn Ursina;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Relationship dissolution and self-rated health: A longitudinal analysis of transitions from cohabitation and marriage in Australia and Switzerland 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Voorpostel Marieke;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference The Evolution of the unexplained Gender Wage Gap 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Schmid Flurina;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Life and work satisfaction, life cycles, and retirement in Switzerland 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Wernli Boris;
7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland Talk given at a conference The Swiss Household Panel and its experimental design to study various effects on survey data quality 14.02.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Lipps Oliver;
The Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Impact of Age and Retirement Proximity on the Relationship between Subjective Well-being (SWB) and Self-efficacy 14.11.2012 San Diego, United States of America Ryser Valérie Anne;
6th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations Talk given at a conference Dynamic of marital status changes: How the entry into marriage shapes family organization. 26.09.2012 Lillehammer, Norway Ryser Valérie Anne;
Swiss Days of Official Statistics Talk given at a conference Crossing the age borders in the Swiss Household Panel 21.09.2012 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Rothenbühler Martina;
Swiss Summer School Individual talk Introduction to Panel Data Analysis 27.08.2012 Lugano, Switzerland Lipps Oliver;
Work and Family Research Network Conference Talk given at a conference Relationship dissolution and self-rated health: A longitudinal analysis of transitions from cohabitation and marriage in Australia and Switzerland 27.08.2012 New York, United States of America Voorpostel Marieke;
XIXe Congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française Talk given at a conference Qualité, cycles et évènements de vie en Suisse 02.07.2012 Rabat, Morocco Wernli Boris;
XIXe Congrès de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française Talk given at a conference Travaux ménagers en Suisse : une répartition inégalitaire mais jugée satisfaisante 02.07.2012 Rabat, Morocco Wernli Boris;
SOEP conference Talk given at a conference The evolution of income inequality in Germany and Switzerland since the turn of the millennium 28.06.2012 Berlin, Germany Kuhn Ursina;
Methodological and Substantive Challenges in Measuring Vulnerability Across the Life Course LIVES Talk given at a conference Attrition patterns among young adults and vulnerable groups in the Swiss Household Panel 18.06.2012 Lausanne, Switzerland Rothenbühler Martina; Voorpostel Marieke;
Workshop Change in Political Attitudes: Panels and experiments Talk given at a conference Political sophistication and changes in party preferences 08.06.2012 Barcelona, Spain Kuhn Ursina;
10th International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation Talk given at a conference Linguistic minorities and data quality in survey responding 22.03.2012 Washington, United States of America Lipps Oliver;
Colloque IP6 – NCCR LIVES Talk given at a conference Fin de l’union conjugale, genre et tâches ménagères en Suisse: les effets du départ du conjoint et des enfants sur la distribution du travail ménager 12.03.2012 Lausanne, Switzerland Wernli Boris;
Annual Congress of the Swiss Political Association Talk given at a conference Long term dynamics of party preferences 02.02.2012 Luzern, Switzerland Kuhn Ursina;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Second SHP Methodological Workshop 04.06.2012 Lausanne, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Arbeitslosigkeit ist keine Gewöhnungssache Psychologie Heute International 2013
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Leben in der Schweiz/Vivre en Suisse/Vivere in Svizzera Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Die Zeit heilt keine Wunden Frankfurter Allgemeine International 2012
Media relations: print media, online media En couple, sans enfants, un choix hors normes 24 heures Western Switzerland 2012
Media relations: print media, online media Etre parents ? Non merci ! Le Matin Western Switzerland 2012
Media relations: print media, online media Geschiedene Frauen stimmen seltener ab Aargauer Zeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
128919 MOSAiCH 2011 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
151007 Rapport social 2016 / Sozialbericht 2016 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
133957 Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) 2011 01.01.2011 Research Infrastructure
151001 SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2014 - 2016 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
128924 SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2010 - 2011 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
127799 Weiterführung und institutionelle Konsolidierung der Generationenberichterstattung 01.01.2010 NRP 52 Childhood, Youth and Intergenerational Relationships in a Changing Society
128920 European Social Survey 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

The present research proposal aims at financial support for continuation of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) for the years 2012-2013.The principal aim of the SHP, a longitudinal study launched in 1999, is to observe social change. In particular, it follows the dynamics of changing living conditions and representations in the population of Switzerland. By observing the same individuals over the course of time it allows not only study of change in numbers (net change) but also the flow of movements between the various states of being (gross change). Moreover, the SHP is a comprehensive survey covering a broad range of social fields and a variety of topics, and all members of the households in the panel age 14 years and over are questioned.During the years 1998-2007, The Swiss Household Panel was a joint project run by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, and the University of Neuchâtel. Since January 2008, the SHP is part of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), located at the University of Lausanne.An overview of the present and future Swiss social sciences survey landscape shows that the SHP has a special place within it, being the only longitudinal study offering data to analyse micro social change in the mid to long term and on a comprehensive basis. Other longitudinal surveys either offer a smaller range of topics, follow a restricted subgroup, or allow only the study of short term transitions.Since its origin in 1999, the survey has annually covered a broad range of topics and approaches in the social sciences and includes both subjective assessments and concrete information. The household interviews last 15 minutes on average, with the individual ones lasting around 35 minutes.The survey is composed of two stratified samples of private households whose members represent the non-institutional resident population in Switzerland. They were drawn randomly in 1999 (SHP_I) and in 2004 (SHP_II), and are interviewed annually from September to February in the three main official national languages using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI).The new data are made available for users less than one year after collection. Before release several user-friendly variables (e.g. household typologies, standardized income, social stratification scales, etc.) are added to the dataset and numerous quality checks are carried out by our Oracle electronic documentation system. To date, the first twelve SHP_I and seven SHP_II waves have been carried out successfully, and the first eleven waves are available to researchers, including data from the households recruited in 1999 (SHP_I, waves 1 to 11) and from the 2004 sample (SHP_II, waves 1 to 6 for the years 2004 to 2009).The problem of attrition is the principal threat of any longitudinal study; nonresponse decreases the size of samples and can cause bias in survey estimates. Consequent measures have been taken to stabilize attrition rates (and even to increase participation) from 2006 to 2010 (waves 8 to 12 of SHP_I and waves 3 to 7 of SHP_II). Thus, from 2006, the number of interviews conducted for the SHP_I was increased; this phenomenon was also observed in the SHP_II in 2008 and 2010. Consequently, in 2011 and beyond, similar measures will be taken.As of June 2011, the research network “Living in Switzerland” had some 1000 registered members who analyse the SHP data on a very large variety of topics (1735 were mentioned). The main research domains are "Labour Market, Employment, Income", "Poverty, Living Conditions, Quality of Life", "Health, Physical Activity", and "Life Course: Adolescence, Retirement, Aging".Among the SHP data users, sociology (38%) and economics (30%) are by far the most prevalent disciplines, followed by political science (9%), public health (5%), statistics (4%), psychology (4%) and education (2%). But a few scientists from technical sciences, geography, theology and media science are also present, indicating that spatially related topics are also being analysed using the SHP data. The data users belong to the following types of institutions: Swiss academic institutions (70%), international academic institutions (17%), public administrations (8%), and private institutes (5%). A review of the literature (especially journal articles, books, book sections, official reports, and theses or dissertations) based on SHP data was carried out in the summer 2008, and again updated in May 2011. On the whole, this review was based on 343 publications (a selection of all SHP publications) : 117 journal articles , 73 books or book sections (including official publications), 117 reports or working papers, and 36 theses or dissertations. The goal of the review was to identify the modules and sub-modules actually used in published research. In sum, the conducted review confirms that a wide array of variables from the SHP is used in current publications. Since 2004, the Swiss Household Panel has organised an International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland. These conferences have greatly contributed to the interdisciplinary scientific exchange among Swiss and foreign researchers using the SHP data for their analyses and publications. The most recent event, the 6th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland, took place on June 8 and 9, 2011 at the University of Lausanne. It should be noted that the conference was almost fully dedicated to longitudinal analysis and attended by (mostly) regular data users. Further, a special issue of the Swiss Journal of Sociology on “Persistent social inequalities" will be published in 2012.During the next funding period (2012-2013), we will develop the current SHP (SHP_I and SHP_II) further in two main areas, i.e. (1) weighting schemes, and (2) questionnaires, mainly to fight and correct for attrition, and to improve the analytical potential of the SHP for the scientific community. In addition, we plan to implement a third panel (SHP_III), and manage the NCCR LIVES sample of immigrants from the second-generation population. The first wave of the combined survey (SHP_III and LIVES sample) will begin in September 2013 (parallel to the fieldwork of the SHP_I and the SHP_II), and will be preceded by a pilot study in 2012. In this framework, the SHP will construct a new biographical questionnaire (life calendar) in close collaboration with the NCCR LIVES. This questionnaire will constitute the individual level questioning of the SHP_III wave one (2013, and of the LIVES sample of immigrants from the second-generation population). We will also develop new household and individual questionnaires to be used in the SHP_III (and in the LIVES sample of immigrants) beginning in 2014, that is, from the second wave of the survey.The present proposal for funding (2012-2013) covers the 14th and 15th waves of data collection of the original 1999 SHP_I, the waves 9 and 10 of the 2004 SHP_II, and the first wave of the 2013 SHP_III (including a pilot study in 2012), as well as the salaries of 13 scientific, technical, and administrative collaborators, amounting to 10.4 full-time positions.
-