Surveys & panels

The following surveys and panels currently participate in ODISSEI:

Sample of respondents from the Netherlands:

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in the Netherlands (CILSNL)

The survey provides a longitudinal perspective on the life-courses of immigrant children and a comparison group of native Dutch children. It also includes interviews with parents and contextual data.

CONflicts And Management Of RElationship (CONAMORE)

CONAMORE is an ongoing longitudinal study of Dutch adolescents that examines their personality and identity, their relationships with parents and peers as well as their emotional and behavioural states.

DNB Household Survey (DHS)

The purpose of this survey is to study the economic and psychological determinants of the saving behavior of households. The data are collected through the CentERpanel, which collects data biweekly on various topics.

Dutch Parliamentary Election Studies (DPES)

The Dutch Parliamentary Election Studies was founded in 1971 as a joint project of all chairholders in the field of Politicology in the Netherlands. The core of the Studies consists of a survey of the elections for the Lower House among a representative sample of the electorate of the Netherlands.

Family Survey Dutch Population (FSDP)

The Family Survey Dutch Population is a five-yearly large scale survey among the Dutch population. A unique feature of the FSDP is that trough retrospective questioning the life-courses of primary respondents and their partners is completely registered with respect to education, occupation, religion, mobility and marriage.

Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)  

The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) is a scientific study to determine predictors and consequences of aging. LASA started in 1991 has built up the largest data store on aging in the Netherlands.

Nationaal Cohortonderzoek Onderwijs (NCO)

The NCO is a major long-term research project in schools that takes place periodically. It is carried out on behalf of the Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek (NRO).

Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (NKPS)

NKPS is an abbreviation for ‘Netherlands Kinship Panel Study’ and is a large-scale, nationally representative, multi-actor, multi-panel study on kinship in the Netherlands.

Netherlands’ Life Course Survey

NELLS is a panel survey for the sociological research community. It focuses on social cohesion, norms and values, and inequality.

Netherlands Initiative for Educational Research (NRO)

The Netherlands Initiative for Educational Research (NRO) contributes to innovation and improvements in education by coordinating and funding educational research and by facilitating the connections between educational practice and research.

Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)

The Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) was founded on February 1st 1987 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for the purpose of conducting scientific research. A large number of families with young twins are registred with the NTR. These twins are followed from birth in their development. Another important research of the NTR focuses on the health and life styles of adolescents and adults. Approximately 25,000 twins and multiples over 18 years and 62,000 twins and multiples between 0 and 18 years are registered with the NTR. All in all over 175,000 subjects (multiples, parents, siblings, spouses etc.) are registered.

Research on Adolescent Development And Relationships (RADAR)

RADAR is an ongoing longitudinal multi-informant study using a dual data collection strategy: during 6 waves, starting in 2006, panel members, their family members, and best friends were visited every year in their homes, and also answered questions through the Internet at various moments in the year.

Socio-Cultural Developments (SOCON)  

The SOCON surveys are important multi-user trend data bases for the social sciences in the Netherlands. These surveys have been collected since 1980 every 5 years as a representative cross-section of the Dutch population.

Survey of the Social Networks of the Dutch (SSND)

The SSND (Survey of the Social Networks of the Dutch) is a longitudinal survey about the networks and social capital of people living in the Netherlands. The first wave was conducted in 2000 among 1000 respondents. Further moments of measurements were organized in  2008, 2014 and 2017. The project is financed by NWO (until 2018). 

TRacking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS)

TRAILS (Tracking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey) is an ongoing, multidisciplinary research on the psychological, social and physical development of adolescents and young adults.

Youth of Utrecht (YOUth)

YOUth is a large scale, longitudinal cohort study, following children in their development from pregnancy until early adulthood. The YOUth researchers collect data from 6,000 babies and children in two different age groups, resulting in an extensive data set.

Dutch sample in the following international endeavours:

European Social Survey (ESS)

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples. The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations.

European Values Study (EVS)

The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values and opinions of citizens all over Europe. It is a unique research project on how Europeans think about life, family, work, religion, politics and society.

Generations & Gender Programme (GGP)

The GGP is a cross-national longitudinal survey of 18-79 year olds in 19 European and 4 non-European countries that aims to improve our understanding of the various factors – including public policy and programme interventions – which affect the relationships between parents and children (generations) and between partners (gender).

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys’ and girls’ health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours.

International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration programme conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences. Established in 1984 by its founding members Australia, Germany, Great Britain and the US, the ISSP has since included members covering various cultures around the globe. 

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older (more than 297,000 interviews). SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel.