Report on the use of sampling frames in European studies: SERISS Deliverable

Annette Scherpenzeel, Angelica Maineri, Johanna Bristle, Senta-Melissa Pflüger, Ilziya Mindorova, Sarah Butt, Stefan Zins, T. Emery, Ruud Luijkx

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Obtaining good probability samples is a key challenge for European cross-national studies in order to represent the population. This report gives an
overview of the sampling frames which are used in countries participating in the four cross-European surveys cooperating in SERISS: the European Social Survey (ESS), the European Values Study (EVS), the Gender and Generations Program (GGP), and the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). The overview will show where possibilities exist to jointly build and share
sampling frames and where studies not using an existing population register can profit from the experience of other studies which do have access to such a register in the same country. It provides a valuable knowledge database of nat
ional sampling procedures and accessible population registers across Europe and in addition offers a way to improve harmonization of sampling frames and sample data across European surveys.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSERISS - Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructure in the Social Sciences
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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