The Swiss Household Panel (SHP) is a unique longitudinal survey in the social sciences interviewing all household members of a random sample of private households in Switzerland since 1999. The principal aim of this annual panel study is to observe social change, in particular the dynamics of changing living conditions in the population of Switzerland (Tillmann et al. 2021).


Call for contributions on Longitudinal Survey Data

The SHP team has published a call for contributions for the Research Topic “Exploring Social Stratification Dynamics: Insights from Longitudinal Survey Data”. Submit your abstract until July 31, 2024.

The Swiss Household Panel Workshop 2024

The next Swiss Household Panel (SHP) workshop will take place from the 4th to 7th of June 2024 at the University of Lausanne. The registration is now closed.

New SHP data released!

We have published Wave 24 of the SHP. For the first time, we are releasing a long file containing all waves of the SHP in a single file. You can find all the data sets on SWISSUbase.

A new study on life satisfaction and retirement

A new study using data from the SHP and the SOEP states that the life satisfaction trajectories around retirement age have improved over the last 20 years.

Open access publication with SHP-data

Anniversary publications for 20 years of SHP

This open access book describes based on the Swiss Household Panel data how the lives of the Swiss population have changed in terms of health, family circumstances, work, political participation, and migration since 1999. Read more.
In 2019, the SHP has celebrated its 20th anniversary. On this occasion, we have published a flyer presenting the panel in general terms as well as a brochure demonstrating its richness and the usefulness of longitudinal data.