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The CentERpanel and the DNB Household Survey: Methodological Aspects


  • Federica Teppa
  • Corrie Vis


This study presents an overview of the main characteristics of the CentERpanel as well as of the DNB Household Survey, a longitudinal database of economic and psychological aspects of financial behaviour of Dutch households run at CentERdata, Tilburg University and sponsored by De Nederlandsche Bank. Started in 1993, the survey is a very rich and valuable database for both academic research and policy oriented studies. Its flexibility in collecting the data on a wide range of topics together with limited associated costs makes the DHS a very powerful instrument for empirical analysis.

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  • Federica Teppa & Corrie Vis, 2012. "The CentERpanel and the DNB Household Survey: Methodological Aspects," DNB Occasional Studies 1004, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:dnb:dnbocs:1004

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    Self-administered questionnaires; Survey representativeness; Response rates;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • C9 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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