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ICPSR Instructional Subset: Women and Men in Italy, Denmark, and Britain, 1975 (ICPSR 07574)

Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Inglehart, Ronald


To commemorate the International Women's Year, this instructional subset focused attention upon a wide range of topics relevant to the status of women. The subset was drawn from the first international survey of its kind on the subject, EUROBAROMETER 3: EUROPEAN MEN AND WOMEN, MAY 1975 (ICPSR 7416), conducted in May 1975 by Jacques-Rene Rabier, special advisor to the Commission of European Communities, and Ronald Inglehart of the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan. The Euro-Barometer surveys are an ongoing program of public opinion research sponsored by the nine nations of the European Community. Fieldwork for the project was performed by a consortium of European polling organizations for all the nine nations. The survey also included questions about economic and political issues of interest to the European Community, as well as items about respondents' assessment of the quality of life. Sixty selected variables from Euro-Barometer 3 are contained in this subset, with a respondent pool drawn from three of the European countries: Denmark, Great Britain, and Italy. The items are primarily concerned with respondents' attitudes toward changes in sex roles and the importance of issues related to the status of women. Respondents were asked to evaluate the social status of women, including job opportunities, work conditions, promotion prospects, wages, and job security for women vis-a-vis those of men, as well as the problems they were dealing with, such as health, housing, wages, unemployment, and other personal problems, and various aspects of the quality of life. Additional items probed respondents' opinions about women's participation in politics, gender equity in all spheres, and the effects of the European Common Market on women's status. Also elicited were respondents' personal emotional state and political interests. Demographic items specify age, marital status, sex, occupation, residential area, and ideological position.

Series: Instructional Subset Series

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Study Description


Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Ronald Inglehart. ICPSR INSTRUCTIONAL SUBSET: WOMEN AND MEN IN ITALY, DENMARK, AND BRITAIN, 1975. Conducted by Faits et Opinions. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1977. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07574.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07574.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    data, gender roles, instruction, instructional materials, job security, political participation, public opinion, quality of life, wages and salaries, women, working women

Geographic Coverage:    Denmark, Europe, Great Britain, Italy, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1975

Date of Collection:   

  • 1975-05

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable that adjusted the size of each national sample was included in the original study to produce a representative sample of the entire European community. The data presented here are in raw form and hence may slightly over- or under-represent some response groups.


Sample:    A total of 1,043, 1,073, and 1,028 respondents from Italy, Denmark, and Britain, respectively, in 1975.

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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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-04



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