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Eurobarometer 76.2: Employment and Social Policy, Job Security, and Active Aging, September-November 2011 (ICPSR 34567) RSS

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The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology.

This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the special topics of employment and social policy, and active aging. Questions pertain to opinions about job security, starting one's own business, as well as opinions of and participation in training courses and voluntary work. Also, opinions were collected on poverty, retirement age, and general perceptions and attitudes on aging and age groups.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Citation

European Commission. Eurobarometer 76.2: Employment and Social Policy, Job Security, and Active Aging, September-November 2011. ICPSR34567-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-04-02. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34567.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age discrimination, attitudes, attitudes toward aging, employment, employment discrimination, European unification, European Union, job expectations, job loss, job security, job training, pensions, poverty, professional development, public opinion, retirement, social attitudes, social behavior, social change, training

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Time Period:  

  • 2011-09-24--2011-11-08

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011-09-24--2011-11-08

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   In all, Eurobarometer 76.2 interviewed 31,280 citizens in the 27 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania and Bulgaria), in the remaining Candidate Countries (CC) Croatia, Turkey, Iceland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Norway. All respondents were residents in the respective country, nationals and non-nationals but EU-citizens, and aged 15 and over. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission.

The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

The field work dates for Norway in the "Technicial specifications" section of the codebook are inconsistent with the data. Please refer to the ICPSR codebook "ICPSR Processing Notes" section for more information.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 76.2 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:   Please review the ICPSR codebook "Weighting Information" section for information concerning individual weights, and the "Technical Specifications" section for general weighting information.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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