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Panel on Household Finances 3rd Wave

Resource Type
  • Schmidt, Tobias (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Zhu, Junyi (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Le Blanc, Julia (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Tzamourani, Panagiota (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Altmann, Kristina (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Werner, Daniel (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Pham-Dao, Lien (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Hebbat, Malik (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Kothmayr, Lisa (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Bernard, René (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Marek, Philipp (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Stender, Frederik (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Other Title
  • PHF (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
Controlled Keywords
  • TheSozWiss:
    • assets
    • finance
    • consumption
    • demographic situation
    • credit
    • Intergenerational relations
    • employment
    • income
    • pension
    • insurance
    • expectation
    • private economy
Free Keywords
Real assets and their financing; Other liabilties/credit constraints; Private businesses and financial assets; Intergenerational transfers and gifts; Pensions and insurance
  • Abstract

    The PHF scientific use file (SUF) Wave 3 Version 2.0 data set is the first updated version of the wave 3 PHF data set and consists of the following five Stata files: PHF_h_wave3_v2_0.dta, PHF_p_wave3_v2_0.dta, PHF_m_wave3_v2_0.dta, PHF_d_wave3_v2_0.dta and PHF_w_wave3_v1_0.dta.

    The major changes in PHF SUF Wave 3 Version 2.0 compared to the previous version PHF SUF Wave 3 Version 1.0 are as follows:

    • Editing and correction of some values.
    • The data set contains additional variables.
    • The definition of the derived variables was harmonised and standardised across waves.

    For more details, see the PHF User Guide on website of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-11-08 / 2017-10-24
    Third Wave
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe

All private households located in Germany except institutional households (in old-age homes, prisons, barracks etc.)


Stratified random sample based on population registers; oversampling of wealthy households

Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
    every three years
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • CATI option for personal interviews

  • CATI option for personal interviews

  • Continues
    DOI: 10.12757/BBk.PHF.02.04.01
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.12757/Bbk.PHF.03.01.01
  • Vermögen und Finanzen privater Haushalte in Deutschland: Ergebnisse der Vermögensbefragung 2017. Deutsche Bundesbank Monatsberichtsaufsatz April 2019.

  • Knerr, Petra; Aust, Folkert; Chudziak, Nina; Gilberg, Reiner; Kleudgen, Martin (2018): Methodenbericht Private Haushalte und ihre Finanzen (PHF), 3. Erhebungswelle 2017. infas.

Update Metadata: 2019-11-20 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-11-20

Schmidt, Tobias; Zhu, Junyi; Le Blanc, Julia; Tzamourani, Panagiota; Altmann, Kristina et. al. (2019): Panel on Household Finances 3rd Wave. Version: 2.0. Deutsche Bundesbank. Dataset.