Background Variables

Single Wave Study

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Background Variables
Project Number
The household box needs to be completed when joining the panel, before the household can start completing other questionnaires. Thereafter, the contact person is presented the household box every month to enter any changes that may have occurred.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Elshout, Suzan
© 2022 Centerdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project

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This document describes the procedure used to impute missing income information in the household questionnaire of the LISS panel.
This document describes the procedure used to impute missing income information in the household questionnaire of the LISS panel - until september 2011.

Data Files

English 2007 November
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English 2008 January
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English 2008 March
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English 2021 October
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English 2021 December - Version 1.0 mistakenly included 43 panel members who had already stopped participating in the LISS panel.
English 2022 January
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Merging files:
-Please note that when merging the Background Variables with other survey data one should only use the key variable nomem_encr. Using nohouse_encr can lead to missing data due to household changes. 
-Choose the Background Variables corresponding to the month(s) of the data collection of your survey, not the most recent background variables.

The variables in these data files are presented per person, including variables that contain information on the entire household. These data represent a snapshot of the situation at the end of the field work period concerned.

  • Variables at household level: lftdhhh, aantalhh, aantalki, partner, woonvorm, woning, sted (updated since August 2022), nettohh_f, brutohh_f, werving (published from April 2011 onwards), simpc
  • Variables at individual level: geslacht, gender (published from February 2022 onwards), positie, gebjaar, leeftijd, lftdcat, burgstat, belbezig, brutoink, brutoink_f, nettoink/netinc, nettoink_f, brutocat, nettocat, oplzon, oplmet, oplcat, herkomstgroep (published from October 2010 onwards), doetmee


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encryptedpreloaded
nohouse_encrNumber of household encryptedpreloaded
geslachtGenderdirectly measured
genderGender self-identificationderived
positiePosition within the householdderived
gebjaarYear of birthdirectly measured
leeftijdAge of the household memberderived
lftdcatAge in CBS (Statistics Netherlands) categoriesderived
lftdhhhAge of the household headderived
aantalhhNumber of household membersdirectly measured
aantalkiNumber of living-at-home children in the household, children of the household head or his/her partnerconstructed
partnerThe household head lives together with a partner (wedded or unwedded)derived
burgstatCivil statusdirectly measured
woonvormDomestic situation of the household headderived
woningType of dwelling that the household inhabitsdirectly measured
stedUrban character of place of residenceconstructed
belbezigPrimary occupationdirectly measured
brutoinkPersonal gross monthly income in Eurosdirectly measured
brutoink_fPersonal gross monthly income in Euros, imputed derived
nettoinkPersonal net monthly income in Eurosderived
netincPersonal net monthly income in Euros (available as from July 2008)directly measured
nettoink_fPersonal net monthly income in Euros, imputed (available as from July 2008)derived
brutocatPersonal gross monthly income in categoriesderived
nettocatPersonal net monthly income in categoriesdirectly measured
brutohh_fGross household income in Eurosderived
nettohh_fNet household income in Eurosderived
oplzonHighest level of education irrespective of diplomadirectly measured
oplmetHighest level of education with diplomadirectly measured
oplcatLevel of education in CBS (Statistics Netherlands) categoriesderived
doetmeeHousehold member participates in the panelconstructed
wervingFrom which recruitment wave the household originatesconstructed
simpcDoes the household have a simPC?constructed


Questionnaire: Household Box

Please note that all questions of the questionnaire are completed by the household contact person only.

Here we present the version of the household box as when filled in for the first time. In following measures, earlier given answers are shown on the screen, which the respondent can edit if changes have occured.

The questionnaire was conducted in Dutch.

Browse Household Box

Response Information

Response Overview
The Household Box is fielded every month.
Collection Events
01-11-2007 to 31-12-2014
Contact person of each household
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
The household box needs to be completed when joining the panel, before the household can start completing other questionnaires. Thereafter, the contact person is presented the household box every month to enter any changes that may have occurred. Non-respondents are sent a reminder twice a month.


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