Dataset details
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Dataset title
COUPLES - Social Stratification, Cohesion and Conflict in Contemporary Families (1998-2011)
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-827-3
Previous versions 827-1:     No DOI is available for this version
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Dataset language English
Additional information Before using the dataset it is highly recommended to carefully read the user guide and the questionnaires applied in the three waves.
Dataset version 1.0.0
Version notes
Publication date 11.01.2018
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Bibliographical citation Jean Kellerhals, René Levy, Eric Widmer, Rita Gouveia: COUPLES - Social Stratification, Cohesion and Conflict in Contemporary Families (1998-2011) [Dataset]. Université de Lausanne - NCCR LIVES, Université de Genève - Faculté des Sciences de la Société - SdS, Université de Lausanne - Faculté des Sciences sociales et politiques - Institut des sciences sociales - ISS. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne.
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method Longitudinal
  • Digitalized data file
  • Digitalized documents
Data collector M.I.S. Trend SA
Available document types
  • Coding instructions
  • Collection instruments
  • Technical report
  • Other
Remarks about the documentation The user guide is in english. This document is crucial for the exploitation of the dataset. The questionnaires applied in the waves 1 and 3 are in French, German and Italian. However, the dataset is in French. The dataset follows the order and number of questions in the questionnaire.
Restriction Academic research only
Special order
Special permission None
Status Published

COUPLES - Dataset with the 3 waves (1998, 2004 and 2011)
Collection date - begin 01.01.1998
Collection date - end 03.10.2011
Analysis unit
  • Couple
Universe Heterosexual couples living in Switzerland (aged 20-70 years old in 1998) and able to speak one of the three official languages.
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Telephone interview (CATI, etc.)
Data collection instruments
  • Questionnaire
Data source
Weighting information
Response rate
Data completeness
Number of cases 1716
Number of variables 1970