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Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance is a non-profit academic institute of survey and research established by Research Institute of Economics and Management at SWUFE in 2010. Now it has been developed into an internationally renowned academic survey institute with comprehensive micro data, including three databases on China household, small-and-micro enterprises and community governance.


China Household Finance Survey


CHFS is the Center’s first national survey, aimed at collecting micro-level information about household income, expenses, assets, liabilities, insurance and securities, etc.


In July-August, 2011, the Center sent over 600 SWUFE students to interview 8438 effective household samples in 320 communities of 80 counties in 25 provinces.


In June-September, 2013, the Center sent over 1600 SWUFE students to interview 28,000 effective household samples in 1048 communities of 260 counties in 29 provinces. The data is nationally and provincially representative.


In June-September, 2015, the Center sent over 800 SWUFE students to collect data of over 120,000 corporate SMEs and individual businesses. The data is nationally and industrially representative.


China Micro-and-Small Enterprise Survey


CMES is the Center’s newly added national field sampling survey in the year 2015, aimed at collecting specific information about SME’s operation, management, entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, financing, tax and dues, etc.


CMES is the Center’s newly added national field sampling survey in the year 2015, aimed at collecting specific information about SME’s operation, management, entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, financing, tax and dues, etc.


China Grassroots Governance Survey


Simultaneously carried out with CHFS, China Grassroots Governance Survey aims at collecting information of China’s grassroots units (residential committees and village committees) about public service facility, community politics, social organization, environment, health, social security, education, culture and the rule of law at grassroots level, etc.


China Grassroots Governance Survey has respectively collected 320, 1048 and 1439 community samples in the year 2011, 2013 and 2015.


The Center is carrying out academic research in multiple fields including urbanization, real estate market, income distribution, economic growth and economic transition, etc. It is also cooperating with government, enterprises and academic institutions, making major progress in think tank construction, policy proposal and social service, etc. It has published column articles in famous international and Chinese media including Science, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, Sina, Netease, and CAIJING. etc., and there have been hundreds of interview reports.


The Center provides CHFS data to registered users who comply with the Data Use Agreement for the purpose of facilitating scientific and policy research.


The website offers information on CHFS events, coverage of the Center in international news, and detailed information about conducting the survey. Please feel free to contact the Center if you have any questions or need additional information.


Follow this link to view the CHFS Chinese Website


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