Structure of the Survey

The HFCS questionnaire consists of a commonly agreed set of harmonized questions which are the same for all countries, and a set of questions that are specific to each country. The questions relate:

either to the household as a whole (real assets and their financing, other liabilities, private businesses, financial assets, intergenerational transfers and gifts, and consumption and saving);
or to individual household members (demographics, employment, income and future pension entitlements).

You will find further Information in the methodological notes for the questionnaire.