Survey II

  • Carsten Schröder
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


This chapter presents the data of two more empirical surveys which have been conducted in Germany (2001) and Belgium (2002). In comparison with the V I surveys outlined in the preceding chapter, a first difference arises with regard to the set of stimulus variables which is extended by a further variable, the number of employees in the household. The V II -questionnaire describes the hypothetical households not only by the number of adults and children, but in addition by the employment status of the adults and distinguishing among full-time employed and unemployed adults. This additional dimension reflects a new focal point, the sensitivity of equivalence scales with regard to differences in household-production abilities arising from different household time-constraints. In the questionnaires we now ask our subjects questions such as:

In your opinion, which family-income level can make a household with one employed adult and two children achieve the same welfare level as a household with one unemployed adult and two children and a monthly after-tax family income of DM 1,000?” Secondly, we have chosen another survey medium. In V I , we employed written questionnaires. Instead of this, V II data has been collected in the world-wide web, in the “internet”. The internet is a rather new and interesting survey medium which makes new demands on both, the researcher conducting the survey, and the interviewee dealing with the questionnaire.


Equivalence Scale Personal Income Household Type Child Weight Internet Survey 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsten Schröder
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  1. 1.Department of Economics Institute of Public Finance and Social PolicyUniversity of KielKielGermany

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