Loading
   A A A

European Community Household Panel , ECHP

    For details on all aspects of this database, see ECHP 

1. General description

    The European Community Household Panel is a panel survey of 15 European countries that ran from 1994 to 2001, covering a wide range of topics such as income, health, education, housing, demographics and employment characteristics. Its website contains information about the dataset itself and about where to find ECHP based data in Eurostat. As from 2003 the ECHP has been succeeded by the EU SILC.

2. Survey type

  • Cross-national
  • Longitudinal panel survey with annual waves from 1994-2001
  • Representative samples > 16 years of age
  • Single core questionnaire

3. Participating countries

    12 to 15 countries, depending on wave:
  • 1994 wave: EU-12
  • All countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
  • 1995 wave: EU-15, except for Finland and Sweden
  • All countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
  • 1996 wave: EU-15, except for Sweden
  • All countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
  • 1997 wave until 2001 wave: EU-15
  • All countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

4. Topics

a. Socio-demographics

    • Respondent: age, sex, marital status, work and employment, education, income
    • Partner:
    • Parents:
    • Children:
    • Household: composition, income, children, type (sociological/economical)

b. General

    Housing situation, income, work and employment, benefits, financial support, social relations, health, migration status

c. Regarding work and welfare

    Job status, occupation, work history, unemployment history, training and education, working hours, income sources, making ends meet, satisfaction with work, satisfaction with working conditions, satisfaction with earnings, social assistance, pension scheme, employers' contribution towards schemes (e.g. child care, health insurance, pension), receiving benefits (e.g. pension, unemployment, training, early retirement schemes, maternity, child care, sickness and disability)

    5. Questionnaires available

      List of variables available at EuroPanel Users Network; at EPUNet

    6. Keyword search in questionnaires

      No

    7. Data available

    • Access to the microdata is free of charge and restricted to universities and research institutes inside the EU and only provided by means of research contracts
    • For more information on how to access the data; see Eurostat [direct link]
    • Several datasets in Eurostat contain ECHP based data
    • For a list of datasets containing ECHP based data, see ECHP

    8. Online data analysis

      No