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Principal Investigator(s): International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1983, the ISSP group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This data collection is the third survey exploring the topic of family and changing gender roles (please see INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SURVEY PROGRAM: FAMILY AND CHANGING SEX ROLES I, 1988 [ICPSR 9591] and INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SURVEY PROGRAM: FAMILY AND CHANGING GENDER ROLES II, 1994 [ICPSR 6914] for the earlier data concerning the same topic). Participating countries in the 2002 survey included Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Flanders (Belgium), France, Germany (West and East), Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Respondents were queried on various topics regarding the family, relationships with spouse or other partner(s), marriage, divorce, child rearing, single parenting, changing gender roles in the home and workplace, fulfilling family responsibilities, division of housework, management of household income, working parents (particularly working mothers), job-related stress, and job satisfaction. Demographic variables include sex, age, ethnicity or nationality, marital status, level of education, current employment status, family income, number of people living in household, household composition, religious denomination, trade union membership, political party affiliation, and region of the country and size of community where currently residing.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at International Social Survey Program: Family and Changing Gender Roles III, 2002.
International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Survey Program: Family and Changing Gender Roles III, 2002. ICPSR04106-v1. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2004. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04106.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04106.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, child care, child rearing, divorce, domestic responsibilities, dual career families, families, family life, family structure, gender, gender roles, housework, marriage, public opinion, working mothers, working women
Geographic Coverage: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older living in the countries Australia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany (West and East), Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States with the exceptions of Finland (ages 15-75), Switzerland (ages 15 and older), Austria, Japan, and Netherlands (ages 16 and older), Norway and Sweden (ages 18-80), and Flanders (ages 18-85).
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The variable locations and lengths indicated in the codebook do not correspond to the variable locations and lengths indicated in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements, which directly correspond to the ASCII data file. Users should consult the data definition statements for variable locations and lengths that match the ASCII data file.
A weight variable is provided for use in analyzing data for the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Switzerland. Please see study descriptions for these countries for additional information on weighting procedures.
All country-specific frequency distributions in the codebook documentation are calculated from unweighted data.
Some value codes may have country-specific meanings. Moreover, the date of collection, source of data, sampling design and weighting procedures varied by country. Users should consult the country-specific study descriptions in the codebook for further information regarding each.
Users are also strongly encouraged to visit the Web site for the International Social Survey Program at http://www.issp.org/ for additional information about this data series.
The codebook and data collection instruments are provided by the data producer as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
Sample: The sampling frame varied by country. Variations of the following sampling techniques were used: simple random sampling, systematic random sampling, (two- or multi-stage) clustered or area probability random sampling, and (two- or multi-stage) stratified random sampling.
You can find more information via the sample characteristics utility:
personal interviews, self-enumerated questionnaires, and mail-back questionnaires
Original ICPSR Release: 2004-11-24