Unions in Context (UNICON) Lesbian, Gay and Heterosexual Couples and Families in the Netherlands

The UNICON study is a web-based probability survey among same-sex and mixed-sex couples conducted in 20 Dutch municipalities in 2016. The main objective driving this project was the need for data on same-sex couples and their children which are not biased by convenience recruitment strategies.

DESIGN The probability sample was drawn by means of a sampling frame based on population registers including also those couples who are cohabiting without being in an officially registered union (marriage or civil partnership). The sampling design also specifically aimed at capturing the complex realities regarding parenthood in same-sex couples by selecting same-sex headed families not on the basis of officially registered parental status but based on the presence of children in the household.

CORE CHALLENGES IN THE FIELD The UNICON data address five core challenges faced when studying same-sex couples and families quantitatively. The study:

(1) purposefully includes same-sex couples and families in the sampling frame (2) uses a random sample that allows for generalization (3) oversamples same-sex couples to achieve a large number of observations (4) includes a suitable comparison group of mixed-sex couples (5) covers a wide range of substantive topics both specific to same-sex couples and general topics

DOI https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-z5y-xa6w
PID https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-r3-bpfh
Source https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-r3-bpfh
Metadata Access https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:easy.dans.knaw.nl:easy-dataset:161559
Creator Fischer, M.M. (University of Amsterdam); Kalmijn, M. (University of Amsterdam); Steinmetz, S. (University of Amsterdam)
Publisher University of Amsterdam
Contributor Fischer, M.M.; Dr. M.M. Fischer (University of Amsterdam)
Publication Year 2020
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess; License: http://dans.knaw.nl/en/about/organisation-and-policy/legal-information/DANSLicence.pdf
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format application/x-cmdi+xml
Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Netherlands