Composition and response

About 80% of the eligible persons living in the registered panel households participate in the panel [1]. The monthly response of these participants varies between about 50% and 80%, depending on the questionnaire and month. Between October 2007 and February 2010 the monthly response gradually decreased. From March 2010 onwards, it slightly increased again, as a result of special efforts to contact inactive panel members[7]. In 2018 the average response was 82%.

A study of the respresentativeness of the LISS panel in the first year after its recruitment showed that some specific groups, for example elderly women and non-western first generation immigrants, were initially somewhat underrepresented in the LISS panel [3]. Another study compares the composition of the LISS panel between April 2008 and April 2010 with the Dutch population [4].

The respondent attrition is about 12% per year and the household attrition is 10% per year. Descriptions of which specific demographic groups have especially high or low probabilities to become inactive or to drop out are given by De Vos [5,6].

Papers and Research Notes on the Composition of the LISS Panel

  1. Sample and recruitment (including recruitment response rates)
  2. LISS panel following rules
  3. The initial representativeness of the LISS panel
  4. Representativeness of the LISS panel 2008, 2009, 2010
  5. Representativeness of the LISS panel 2015
  6. Attrition in the LISS panel
  7. Sleeping panel members in the LISS panel
  8. LISS panel statistics 2010

Composition and Response of the Immigrant Panel (ended December 2014)

The panel members of the Immigrant panel have been completing questionnaires from October 2010 up until December 2014. Three non-Western groups were somewhat underrepresented.

Papers and Research Notes on the Composition of the Immigrant Panel