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SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2014 - 2016

English title SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2014 - 2016
Applicant Wernli Boris
Number 151001
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 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016
Approved amount 8'249'254.00
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All Disciplines (12)

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

Keywords (3)

longitudinal study; social sciences; household panel

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
Le principal objectif du Panel suisse de ménages (PSM), une étude longitudinale débutée en 1999, est d’observer le changement social. En particulier, il permet d’étudier les dynamiques relatives aux conditions de vie et aux représentations sociales de la population vivant en Suisse. De plus, le PSM est une enquête multithématique qui couvre de nombreux champs sociaux et inclut des thématiques variées ; en outre, tous les membres des ménages panélisés sont interrogés (dès l’âge de 14 ans).
Lay summary

Durant les années 1998-2007, le PSM a été un projet mené en commun par le Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique, l’Office fédéral de la statistique et l’Université de Neuchâtel. Depuis janvier 2008, le PSM fait partie du Centre de compétences suisse en sciences sociales FORS, hébergé par l’Université de Lausanne.

 

Une vue d’ensemble du présent et de l’avenir du paysage des enquêtes en sciences sociales en Suisse montre la place bien particulière qu’occupe le PSM en son sein. Ainsi, il s’avère la seule étude longitudinale qui fournit des données permettant l’analyse du changement (micro) social à moyen et long termes sur une base multithématique. Ce projet unique autorise de nombreuses recherches sur une grande variété de thèmes et dans différentes disciplines des sciences économiques et sociales ; à ce jour, environ 460 publications sont basées sur le PSM. L’équipe du PSM organise une année sur deux une conférence intitulée « International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland », conférence qui contribue grandement aux échanges scientifiques entre chercheurs suisses et étrangers. De plus, depuis 2010, le PSM organise également un atelier de travail méthodologique afin de stimuler l’analyse longitudinale.

 

Durant la période de financement 2014-2016, outre la gestion des PSM_I, PSM_II et PSM_III, nous continuerons en particulier le développement du PSM dans deux principaux domaines : (1) les pondérations et (2) les questionnaires avec pour objectifs de minimiser, voire de corriger, les effets de l’attrition d’une part, d’augmenter le potentiel analytique du PSM d’autre part. Durant cette même période, nous continuerons à développer notre collaboration avec le Pôle de recherche national « LIVES », notamment.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 25.11.2013

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
This research proposal aims at securing financial support for continuation and development of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) for the years 2014-2016.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 social representations in the population of Switzerland.
Lay summary

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 social 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 interviewed.

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 scale. This unique project has allowed numerous researchers to analyse the SHP data on a very large variety of topics, in many fields of the social sciences, and has already led to around 460 publications. The SHP organises an International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland every two years, which has greatly contributed to the interdisciplinary scientific exchange among Swiss and foreign researchers. Since 2010, the SHP also organises a Methodological Workshop in order to stimulate longitudinal analysis.

During the next funding period (2014-2016), besides the management of the SHP_I, SHP_II, and SHP_III, we will further develop the SHP in two main areas, i.e. (1) weighting schemes, and (2) questionnaires, mainly to minimize 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 NCCR LIVES in particular.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 25.11.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
A Foreigner Who Does Not Steal My Job: The Role of Unemployment Risk and Values in Attitudes toward Equal Opportunities
Pecoraro Marco, Ruedin Didier (2016), A Foreigner Who Does Not Steal My Job: The Role of Unemployment Risk and Values in Attitudes toward Equal Opportunities, in International Migration Review, 50(3), 628-666.
A Poisson-Based Framework for Setting Poverty Thresholds Using Indicator Lists
Babones Salvatore, Moussa Jehane, Suter Christian (2016), A Poisson-Based Framework for Setting Poverty Thresholds Using Indicator Lists, in Social Indicators Research, 126(2), 711-726.
Eheliche Auflösung und Neugründung von Paargemeinschaften: Analyse von Geschlechtereffekten beim Einkommen
Masia Maurizia (2016), Eheliche Auflösung und Neugründung von Paargemeinschaften: Analyse von Geschlechtereffekten beim Einkommen, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(3), 468.
How Does Transition to Retirement Impact the Individual Emotional System? Evidence From the Swiss Context
Ryser Valérie-Anne, Wernli Boris (2016), How Does Transition to Retirement Impact the Individual Emotional System? Evidence From the Swiss Context, in Advances in Life Course Research, 1.
Life satisfaction trajectories of elderly women living in Switzerland: an age–period–cohort analysis
Burton-Jeangros Claudine, Zimmermann-Sloutskis Dorith (2016), Life satisfaction trajectories of elderly women living in Switzerland: an age–period–cohort analysis, in Ageing & Society, 36(1), 106-132.
Mobile Ungleichheiten. Eine sozial- und infrastrukturelle Differenzierung des Mobilitätstheorems
Manderscheid Katharina (2016), Mobile Ungleichheiten. Eine sozial- und infrastrukturelle Differenzierung des Mobilitätstheorems, in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 41(1), 71-96.
Modeling Cooperation in an Address-register-based Telephone/Face-to-face Survey
Lipps Oliver (2016), Modeling Cooperation in an Address-register-based Telephone/Face-to-face Survey, in Field Methods, 28(4), 396-414.
Parenthood and Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Leisure and Paid Work
Roeters Anne, Mandemakers Jornt J., Voorpostel Marieke (2016), Parenthood and Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Leisure and Paid Work, in European Journal of Population, 32(3), 381-401.
Poverty, precarity, prosperity and wellbeing in Switzerland
Tillmann Robin, Masia Maurizia, Budowski Monica (2016), Poverty, precarity, prosperity and wellbeing in Switzerland, in Ehrler Franziska (ed.), Seismo, Zürich, 162-178.
Reducing Employment Insecurity: Further Training and the Role of the Family Context
Lebert Florence, Antal Erika (2016), Reducing Employment Insecurity: Further Training and the Role of the Family Context, in SAGE Open, 6(4), 1-17.
Self-reported Health among Lone Mothers in Switzerland: Do Employment and Education Matter?
Struffolino Emanuela, Bernardi Laura, Voorpostel Marieke (2016), Self-reported Health among Lone Mothers in Switzerland: Do Employment and Education Matter?, in Population, 71(2), 187-2014.
The Gender Wage Gap in Switzerland over Time
Schmid Flurina (2016), The Gender Wage Gap in Switzerland over Time, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(3), 442.
The role of attitudes towards maternal employment in the relationship between job quality and fertility intentions
Hanappi Doris, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Bernardi Laura (2016), The role of attitudes towards maternal employment in the relationship between job quality and fertility intentions, in Journal of Research in Gender Studies, 6(1), 192-219.
The Swiss Household Panel Study: Observing social change since 1999
Tillmann Robin, Voorpostel Marieke, Antal Erika, Kuhn Ursina, Lebert Florence, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Lipps Oliver, Wernli Boris (2016), The Swiss Household Panel Study: Observing social change since 1999, in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 7(1), 64-78.
Turnover as a Strategy to Escape Job Insecurity: The Role of Family Determinants in Dual-Earner Couples
Lebert Florence, Voorpostel Marieke (2016), Turnover as a Strategy to Escape Job Insecurity: The Role of Family Determinants in Dual-Earner Couples, in Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37(3), 407-421.
What ‘s more important for life satisfaction? Market Goods or Social Goods
Kuhn Ursina, Lalive Rafael, Lipps Oliver, Winkelmann Rainer (2016), What ‘s more important for life satisfaction? Market Goods or Social Goods, in Ehrler Franziska (ed.), Seismo, Zürich, 66-80.
Social capital and life satisfaction in Switzerland
Lucchini Mario, Della Bella Sara, Crivelli Luca (2015), Social capital and life satisfaction in Switzerland, in International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2(2), 250-268.
Bien-être subjectif: l'impact de départ à la retraite en Suisse
Wernli Boris, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Borrat-Besson Carmen (2015), Bien-être subjectif: l'impact de départ à la retraite en Suisse, in Revue suisse de sociologie, 41(3), 377-399.
Determinants of Detraditionalization of the Division of Housework and Family Work in Swiss Couple Households
Schempp Daniela, Schief Sebastian, Wagner Aylin (2015), Determinants of Detraditionalization of the Division of Housework and Family Work in Swiss Couple Households, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 41(1), 33-57.
Does upward social mobility increase life satisfaction? A longitudinal analysis using British and Swiss panel data
Hadjar Andreas, Samuel Robin (2015), Does upward social mobility increase life satisfaction? A longitudinal analysis using British and Swiss panel data, in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 39, 48-58.
Educated Preferences or Selection Effects? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Educational Attainment on Attitudes Towards Immigrants
Lancee Bram, Sarrasin Oriane (2015), Educated Preferences or Selection Effects? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Educational Attainment on Attitudes Towards Immigrants, in European Sociological Review, 31(4), 433-445.
Family attitudes and gender opinions of cohabiting and married mothers in Switzerland
Ryser Valérie-Anne, Le Goff Jean-Marie (2015), Family attitudes and gender opinions of cohabiting and married mothers in Switzerland, in Family Science, 6(1), 370-379.
From Dissonance to Well-Being and Adaption? Quality of Life in Switzerland Over the Past Decades
Suter Christian, Iglesias Katja, Moussa Jehane (2015), From Dissonance to Well-Being and Adaption? Quality of Life in Switzerland Over the Past Decades, in Glatzer Wolfgang (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, 685-714.
Les conséquences financières du départ du foyer parental. Une analyse longitudinale des données du Panel suisse de ménages
Wernli Boris, Henchoz Caroline (2015), Les conséquences financières du départ du foyer parental. Une analyse longitudinale des données du Panel suisse de ménages, in Revue suisse de sociologie, 41(2), 311-328.
Modelling social inequalities in health in contemporary Switzerland
Della Bella Sara, Lucchini Mario (2015), Modelling social inequalities in health in contemporary Switzerland, in Quality & Quantity, 49(1), 39-50.
Socioeconomic inequalities in health trajectories in Switzerland: are trajectories diverging as people age?
Cullati Stéphane (2015), Socioeconomic inequalities in health trajectories in Switzerland: are trajectories diverging as people age?, in Sociology of Health & Illness, 37(5), 745-764.
Spell Sequences, State Proximities, and Distance Metrics
Elzinga Cees H., Studer Matthias (2015), Spell Sequences, State Proximities, and Distance Metrics, in Sociological Methods & Research , 44(1), 3-47.
The Irony of Social Trust: Individual-level and Contextual-level Links with Protest Intention and Radical Right Support in Switzerland
Glaeser Stephanie (2015), The Irony of Social Trust: Individual-level and Contextual-level Links with Protest Intention and Radical Right Support in Switzerland, in Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 26(2), 110-124.
When and Why Are Emotions Disturbed? Suggestions Based on Theory and Data From Emotion Research
Scherer Klaus R. (2015), When and Why Are Emotions Disturbed? Suggestions Based on Theory and Data From Emotion Research, in Emotion Review, 7(3), 238-249.
When Does Money Matter Most? Examining the Association Between Income and Life Satisfaction Over the Life Course
Cheung Felix, Lucas Richard E. (2015), When Does Money Matter Most? Examining the Association Between Income and Life Satisfaction Over the Life Course, in Psychology and Aging, 30(1), 120-135.
A test based on panel refreshments for panel conditioning in stated utility measures
Van Landeghem Bert (2014), A test based on panel refreshments for panel conditioning in stated utility measures, in Economics Letters, 124(2), 236-238.
Coping strategies under uncertain, precarious employment conditions in Switzerland
Hanappi Doris, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Bernardi Laura (2014), Coping strategies under uncertain, precarious employment conditions in Switzerland, in Families and Societies, 1-30.
Der Einfluss der Arbeitsbelastungen auf die Lebenszufriedenheit unter Berücksichtigung des Lebenspartners beziehungsweise der Lebenspartnerin
Lebert Florence (2014), Der Einfluss der Arbeitsbelastungen auf die Lebenszufriedenheit unter Berücksichtigung des Lebenspartners beziehungsweise der Lebenspartnerin, in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, (3), 451-474.
Learning, understanding, and motivation effects on “don’t know” in panel surveys
Lipps Oliver (2014), Learning, understanding, and motivation effects on “don’t know” in panel surveys, FORS Working Paper Series, Lausanne.
Mental health trajectories and their embeddedness in work and family circumstances: a latent state-trait approach to life-course trajectories
Cullati Stéphane, Courvoisier Delphine S., Burton-Jeangros Claudine (2014), Mental health trajectories and their embeddedness in work and family circumstances: a latent state-trait approach to life-course trajectories, in Sociology of Health & Illness, 36(7), 1077-1094.
Multidimensional Deprivation in Contemporary Switzerland Across Social Groups and Time
Lucchini Mario, Butti Christine, Assi Jenny, Spini Dario, Bernardi Laura (2014), Multidimensional Deprivation in Contemporary Switzerland Across Social Groups and Time, in Sociological Research Online, 19(1), 1.
Negative Experiences and Trust: A Causal Analysis of the Effects of Victimization on Generalized Trust
Bauer Paul C. (2014), Negative Experiences and Trust: A Causal Analysis of the Effects of Victimization on Generalized Trust, in European Sociological Review, 1.
Robustness of items within and across surveys
Vandenplas Caroline, Lipps Oliver (2014), Robustness of items within and across surveys, FORS Working Paper Series, Lausanne.
Satisfaction with the Division of Household Tasks in Switzerland : A Longitudinal Approach
Henchoz Caroline, Wernli Boris (2014), Satisfaction with the Division of Household Tasks in Switzerland : A Longitudinal Approach, in Population, 68(4), 617-642.
Stratification, mobilité sociale et positionnement politique en Suisse
Tillmann Robin, Budowski Monica, Masia Maurizia (2014), Stratification, mobilité sociale et positionnement politique en Suisse, in Revue suisse de sociologie, (1), 121-138.
Testing Set-Point Theory in a Swiss National Sample: Reaction and Adaptation to Major Life Events
Anusic Ivana, Yap Stevie C. Y., Lucas Richard E. (2014), Testing Set-Point Theory in a Swiss National Sample: Reaction and Adaptation to Major Life Events, in Social Indicators Research, 119(3), 1265-1288.
The economies of scale of living together and how they are shared: estimates based on a collective household model
Bütikofer Aline, Gerfin Michael (2014), The economies of scale of living together and how they are shared: estimates based on a collective household model, in Review of Economics of the Household, 1.
The Effect of Parental Separation on Young Adults’ Political and Civic Participation
Voorpostel Marieke, Coffé Hilde (2014), The Effect of Parental Separation on Young Adults’ Political and Civic Participation, in Social Indicators Research , 1.
The influence of work-family conflict trajectories on self-rated health trajectories in Switzerland: A life course approach
Cullati Stéphane (2014), The influence of work-family conflict trajectories on self-rated health trajectories in Switzerland: A life course approach, in Social Science & Medicine, 23-33.
Workers’ Movement Out of Declining Occupations in Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland
Murphy Emily C. (2014), Workers’ Movement Out of Declining Occupations in Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland, in European Sociological Review, 30(6), 685-701.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
The Swiss National Cohort - University Institutes of Social and Preventive Medicine Switzerland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
The Nonmarital Childbearing Network - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Germany (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
NCCR LIVES - Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, Prof. Dario Spini Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
CNEF (Cross-National Equivalent File) - Ohio State University, Dr. Dean Lillard United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
LINES (Life Course and Inequality Research Centre ) - University of Lausanne, Prof. Dominique Joye Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting Talk given at a conference Impact of Health Events on Frailty and Buffering Effect of Social and Personal Resources 16.11.2016 New-Orleans, United States of America Ryser Valérie Anne;
ECPR General Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference Does Commitment Change People's Mind? Biographical consequences, democratic cultures and political socialization 07.09.2016 Prague, Czech Republic Monsch Gian-Andrea;
European Society on Family Relations 8th Congress Talk given at a conference Marriage and cohabitation trends in Switzerland: The rise of childbearing within cohabitation/What is a family? Family definitions in France and the Netherlands 31.08.2016 Dortmund, Germany Voorpostel Marieke; Ryser Valérie Anne;
European Population Conference Talk given at a conference The similarity of marriage and cohabitation in question: New family forms in Switzerland 31.08.2016 Mainz, Germany Ryser Valérie Anne;
Swiss Summer School 2016 Talk given at a conference Introduction to Panel Data Analysis 29.08.2016 Lugano, Switzerland Kuhn Ursina; Lipps Oliver;
Conférence AISLF Talk given at a conference L’influence des représentations de l’argent sur les pratiques économiques des jeunes/L’impact de l’idéologie genrée sur l’implication des hommes dans le travail familial et domestique en Suisse 04.07.2016 Montréal, Canada Wernli Boris;
SOEP 2016 - 12th International Conference Talk given at a conference The true richness: wealth, savings and children among Swiss, German and Australian families 22.06.2016 Berlin, Germany Kuhn Ursina;
5th Panel Survey Methods Workshop Talk given at a conference Analyzing gender of interviewer effects in a multi-topic centralized CATI panel 21.06.2016 Berlin, Germany Lipps Oliver;
Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics Talk given at a conference Labour supply of couples in Switzerland: evidence of economic and moral incentives to work 09.06.2016 Lugano, Switzerland Kuhn Ursina;
Alpine Population Conference Talk given at a conference Does partnership dissolution affect political party preference? 26.01.2016 Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland Voorpostel Marieke;
Longitudinal Survey Research : Methodological Challenges Talk given at a conference Methodological Challenges of Panel Surveys Now and in Ten Years – a Swiss Perspective 15.12.2015 Varsovie, Poland Lipps Oliver;
Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting Talk given at a conference Adult Sibling Coresidence in Switzerland: A Life Course Analysis 18.11.2015 Orlando, United States of America Voorpostel Marieke;
12th Conference of the European Sociological Association Talk given at a conference The Financial Conditions of Young People’s Housing Transitions in Switzerland 25.08.2015 Prague, Czech Republic Wernli Boris;
6th Conference of The European Survey Research Association Talk given at a conference Non-Observation Bias in an Address-Register-Based CATI/CAPI Mixed Mode Survey 13.07.2015 Reykjavik, Iceland Lipps Oliver; Ryser Valérie Anne; Kuhn Ursina;
SGS-Kongress 2015: Kollektive Dynamiken, soziale (De-)Regulierung und Öffentlichkeit Talk given at a conference Den Arbeitgeber wechseln: Eine erfolgreiche Strategie, um die wahrgenommene Arbeitsplatzunsicherheit zu reduzieren? 03.06.2015 University of Lausanne, Switzerland Lebert Florence;
Population Association of America Annual Meeting Talk given at a conference Parenthood and Psychological Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Lifestyle 30.04.2015 San Diego, United States of America Voorpostel Marieke;
Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Talk given at a conference Being or Becoming an Activist? Worldviews, Protest Intention and Participation 30.03.2015 Manchester, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Monsch Gian-Andrea;
The Evolution of Economic and Social Inequalities in Switzerland (and Beyond): Exactly How and Why Inequality has Changed and with What Impacts Talk given at a conference Health and Inequality: Household Mobility in Deprivation and Income due to a Household Member's Deterioration in Health 23.10.2014 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Tillmann Robin;
ECPR General Conference 2014 Talk given at a conference Perceived unemployment risk and preferences for unemployment benefits 03.09.2014 Glasgow, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Schmid Flurina;
European Society on Family Relations Talk given at a conference The relationship between employment quality and fertility intentions: Results 03.09.2014 Madrid, Spain Ryser Valérie Anne;
Swiss Summer School 2014 Talk given at a conference Introduction to Panel Data Analysis 15.08.2014 Lugano, Switzerland Lipps Oliver;
ISA WORLD CONGRESS 2014 Talk given at a conference Leaving the Parental Home and the Material Conditions of Entering Adult Life 13.07.2014 Yokohama, Japan Wernli Boris;
6. nationaler Kongress "Gesundheit in der Arbeitswelt". Von der Komplexität der Risiken zum Risikomanagement? Talk given at a conference Arbeitgeberwechsel: eine Strategie gegen unsichere Beschäftigungsverhältnisse? 20.06.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland Lebert Florence;
Panel Survey Methods Workshop Talk given at a conference The Role of Question Understanding and Motivation on Panel Conditioning Effects 21.05.2014 Ann Arbor, United States of America Lipps Oliver;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Swiss Household Panel (SHP) Methodological Workshop 04.07.2016 University of Lausanne, Switzerland
8th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland 01.06.2015 University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Swiss Household Panel (SHP) Methodological Workshop 10.06.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) E-newsletter 2016 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Newsletter 2016 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Pauvreté, précarité, prospérité et bien-être en Suisse Western Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Qu’est-ce qui nous rend plus heureux de vivre? Biens marchands ou biens sociaux? Western Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Travailler : comment s’arrêter ? Se construire une nouvelle identité ? Western Switzerland 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) E-newsletter 2015 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Newsletter 2015 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" German-speaking Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2015
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) E-newsletter 2014 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" German-speaking Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Newsletter 2014 "Leben in der Schweiz" "Vivre en Suisse" "Vivere in Svizzera" Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Politiques de lutte contre la pauvreté Western Switzerland 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
139520 MOSAiCH 2013 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
139514 A Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - Switzerland - Wave 5 01.02.2012 Research Infrastructure
139518 LIS - Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg (formerly "Luxembourg Income Study"): Access to the Databases for Swiss Researchers 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
145233 Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) 2013-2014 01.01.2013 Research Infrastructure
139515 Weiterführung und Institutionelle Konsolidierung der Sozialberichterstattung 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
139523 European Social Survey 2012 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
139522 SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2012 - 2013 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
170406 Forschungsinfrastrukturen FORS 01.01.2017 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

This research proposal aims at securing financial support for continuation and development of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) for the years 2014-2016.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 social 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 interviewed.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.The SHP has a special place within the present and future Swiss social sciences survey landscape, being the only longitudinal study offering data to analyse micro social change in the mid to long term and on a comprehensive scale. 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 (comprehensive survey) and includes both subjective assessments and concrete information. The household interviews last 15 minutes on average, whereas the individual interviews last about 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 in the period of September to February in the three main official national languages using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). The Swiss Federal Statistical Office will draw a third sample (SHP_III) in July 2013. The first wave of the SHP_III will begin in September 2013. At the individual level, the questionnaire will be a biographical questionnaire (a life calendar).The new data now become available to users around eight months 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. Since 2009, users can obtain the following additional data on request: (1) imputed income data and original income data and (2) paradata (call data). Also since 2010, a new User Guide, updated annually, is available to SHP data users. To date, fourteen SHP_I and nine SHP_II waves have been carried out successfully, and the first thirteen waves are available to researchers, including data from the households recruited in 1999 (SHP_I, waves 1 to 13) and from the 2004 sample (SHP_II, waves 1 to 8 for the years 2004 to 2011).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. Measures have been taken to stabilize attrition rates (and even to increase participation) from 2006 to 2012 (waves 8 to 14 of SHP_I and waves 3 to 9 of SHP_II). Thus, since 2006, the number of interviewed households, and individuals, has increased in general. In 2013 and beyond, similar measures will be taken.By the end of May 2013, the research network “Living in Switzerland” had some 1400 registered members who analyse the SHP data on a very large variety of topics. The main research domains are "Labour Market, Employment, Income", "Poverty, Living Conditions, Quality of Life", "Health, Physical Activity", and "Life Course: Adolescence, Retirement, Aging". Moreover, more and more common is the data use in seminars and courses.Among the SHP data users, sociology (33%) and economics (30%) are by far the most prevalent disciplines, followed by political science (8%), public health (4%), psychology (4%), statistics (3%), and education (2%). A few scientists from the 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 institutions: Swiss academic institutions (72%), international academic institutions (17%), public administrations (6%), and private institutes (5%). The data use by foreigners is continuously increasing: nowadays almost 20% of the researchers come from abroad. A review of the literature based on SHP data was carried out in the summer 2008, and updated in May 2012. On the whole, the review was based on 393 publications (a selection of all SHP publications): 140 journal articles, 80 books or book sections, 130 reports or working papers, and 43 bachelor, master, PhD theses or habilitations. The aim of this work was to know which modules or sub-modules were used the most by the researchers, which was informative in the framework of the revision of the questionnaires. 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 regularly organises the 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 7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland, took place in 2013 on February 14 and 15, at the University of Lausanne. During the Conference a CNEF (Cross-National Equivalent File) meeting also took place.During the next funding period (2014-2016), besides the management of the SHP_I, SHP_II, and SHP_III, we will further develop the SHP in two main areas, i.e. (1) weighting schemes, and (2) questionnaires, mainly to minimize 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 NCCR LIVES in particular.The present proposal for funding (2014-2016) covers the 16th, 17th and 18th waves of data collection of the original 1999 SHP_I, the waves 11 to 13 of the 2004 SHP_II, and the waves 2 to 4 of the 2013 SHP_III, as well as the salaries of 9 scientific collaborators, amounting to 6.75 full-time positions.
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