Selection of Households

The selection of households into the HFCS is purely random. Based on scientific methods, the sample design guarantees that despite the small number of participating households, the results reflect the finance and consumption patterns of all households in Austria. More information concerning participation in the HFCS for members of selected households is provided in the information leaflet (available in German only), which is sent to all selected households. The independent Institute for Empirical Social Studies (IFES) has been commissioned by the OeNB to conduct the interviews of households for the second wave of the HFCS. The field phase is expected to last until the end of 2014.