was initiated by the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics,
China in 2011.Since then, the survey was carried out every two years. The Social
Science Research Center of Zhejiang University started to join and lead the
CRHPS since 2015 (the 3rd round), and focused more on agriculture, rural
areas, and farmers. The latest round of the survey has been designed and carried
out in the middle of 2017 by Zhejiang University.
The CRHPSemploys a stratified
three-stage probability proportion to size (PPS) random sample design. The
latest survey in 2015 collected information of 22,535 rural households
consisting of 76,675 individuals. The CRHPS collected basic information of
the selected 578 residential committees/villages, including local economic,
social, political and environmental features, etc.
Main contents of CRHPS
Household demographics and work characteristics
Household tracking information
Household demographics (gender composition, age structure, education,
political affiliation, and marriage status)
Work and income of family members (work types, income information including
non-agricultural wage, agricultural income, business income, etc.)
Assets and debts
Non-financial assets (family business including the costs and revenues of
both cropland cultivation and livestock productionand other
non-agricultural businesses, government subsidies, land and real estate
including the land tenure and transfer issues, agricultural machinery and
Financial assets (demand deposits, time deposits, stock, bonds, funds,
wealth management financial products, non-RMB assets, gold, cash, loans
Household debts (education debts, medical debts, credit card debts, etc.)
Social Welfare and Commercial Insurance
Social welfare (social insurance, enterprise annuity, health insurance,
unemployment insurance, housing fund, work injury insurance, maternity
Commercial insurance (life insurance, commercial health insurance, etc.)
Expenditure and Income
Consumption expenditure (food, heating, non-durable goods, durable goods,
luxury, medical expenditure, etc.)
Transfer expenditure (cash and non-cash donations, gifts, transfers to
family members, etc.)
Responsible use of
CRHPS data are to be used solely for statistical analysis, and onlyaggregated
information can be reported. Before accessing the data, users are expected
to adhere to the norms for responsible use.
Publications using theCRHPS should cite the data properly.
Data obtained from the CRHPS, either complete or partial, shallnot be
passed on to any other users with or without commercial purpose.
The right of the final interpretation belongs to the Social Science
Research Center of Zhejiang University.
Please inform the Social Science Research Center of Zhejiang University for
uses of theCRHPS data in books, articles and/or other forms of publication
If you have any questions on the content
of the CRHPS, or have trouble accessing the CRHPS, please contact us