National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey - Panel (Encuesta Nacional de Caracterizacion Socioeconomica, CASEN)
Since 1986, the Chilean government has conducted the National Socio-Economic Characterization Survey. These surveys have been conducted in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. It was turned into a panel study in 2001 when the Ministry of Planning decided to re-survey a random sample from the 1996 survey data. They revisited 5,209 households after five years. Initial sample size: 20,492 individuals.
Unit of analysis
4 regions namely: III, VII, VIII and the Metropolitan Region were covered in the CASEN Panel 1996-2001-2006 version, representing 60% of total population