Download SHP-data

The SHP data is now available on FORSbase. Users who wish to download the data can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Download data” link above.
  2. Click on the tab “Datasets”.
  3. Click on the button “Download data”.
  4. Log in (sign up, if you do not yet have a login for FORSbase).
  5. Fill out the form and click on “Continue to user agreement”.
  6. Check the box to accept the user agreement and click on the button “Go to download”.
  7. IMPORTANT: Click on “Download data” and not on “Finish contract”.

If you encounter any problems downloading the data, please contact FORSbase directly.

Download SHP-Vaud data

The Department of Health and Social Action of the canton of Vaud set up a cantonal household panel in collaboration with the SHP and LIVES. Financially disadvantaged people are overrepresented in this household panel. 1’253 individuals participated in the first wave. This study used a biographical questionnaire for the first wave and has been using the SHP questionnaire ever since. Additional questions with regard to the financial situation, welfare transfers, and social policies were included.

To download this dataset, proceed as described for the SHP data.

Download LIVES-Cohort data

The National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES launched a cohort study, which includes only individuals born between 1988 and 1997 and attended school in Switzerland prior to the age of 10. The sample over-represents second generation immigrants, i.e. respondents whose parents were both born abroad and who have arrived in Switzerland after the age of 18 years. The aim of this study was to build an extensive sample of second generation immigrants across Switzerland, to follow this population over time and to compare them with their age-mates, who at least one parent was born in Switzerland. 1’691 individuals have participated in the first wave. This study used a biographical questionnaire foe the first wave and has been using the SHP questionnaire ever since.

To download this dataset, proceed as described for the SHP data.