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Euro-barometer 11: Year of the Child in Europe, April 1979 (ICPSR 7752)
This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their country's goals should be for the next ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was the Year of the Child in Europe in 1979. Respondents were asked about attitudes toward child-rearing, schooling issues, problems raising children, and opinions regarding changes in work schedules that would benefit families. Attitudes toward the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections in June 1979 were measured as well. Demographic data for each respondent includes educational level, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as occupation of the head of household and composition of household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains constructed indices on materialist/post-materialist values, left-right partisan preference, left-right partisan vote (for national parties), European Parliament partisan vote, European Community party group, and cognitive mobilization index (an indicator of an individual's potential to take an active role in the political process). Euro-Barometer 10 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in April 1979.
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Ronald Inglehart. Euro-barometer 11: Year of the Child in Europe, April 1979. ICPSR07752-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07752.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07752.v1
This study was funded by:
- European Commission
- National Science Foundation (NSF: SOC-7914619)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: children, economic integration, European unification, European Union, family life, family size, family work relationship, life satisfaction, parenting skills, parliamentary elections, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, social change, voter attitudes, voter behavior
The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.
The data collection instruments are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Sample: The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or stratified national quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-06-27
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