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Euro-barometer 39.A: Health and Safety Issues, March-June 1993 (ICPSR 6194)

Principal Investigator(s): Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna


This collection presents responses to a set of nonstandard Eurobarometer questions asked in both EURO-BAROMETER 39.0: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY POLICIES AND FAMILY LIFE, MARCH-APRIL 1993 (ICPSR 6195) and EURO-BAROMETER 39.1: ENERGY POLICIES, BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, MAY-JUNE 1993 (ICPSR 6196). The major focus of this collection is health and safety in the workplace. A subset of respondents from each survey were queried on their awareness of and involvement in health and safety issues at work, as well as where their knowledge of workplace health and safety was gained, ways to reduce the number of accidents at work, areas in which the European Community (EC) should do more to improve health and safety, and the degree of action the EC should take to guarantee health, safety, and hygiene in the workplace. Respondents were also asked about their knowledge of the European flag and the European Year logo, the main business activity where they worked, the number of hours they worked weekly, political party attachment, and trade union membership. Demographic characteristics collected include gender, age, marital status, religious affiliation and practice, subjective membership in social class, education, home ownership, family size, occupation, subjective size of community, and nationality. Selected standard Eurobarometer constructed variables and indices are also included.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Reif, Karlheinz, and Anna Melich. Euro-barometer 39.A: Health and Safety Issues, March-June 1993 . ICPSR06194-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06194.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06194.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    European Economic Community, European unification, European Union, legislation, occupational safety and health, party identification, public opinion, quality of life, union membership, work environment, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    Belgium, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 1993-03-16--1993-06-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993 (March 16-April 16 and May 10-June 5)

Universe:    Citizens of the European Community aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the EC: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This study combines the responses to a set of questions regarding workplace health and safety issues administered to both Eurobarometer 39.0 and Eurobarometer 39.1 respondents. Two variables are provided to identify which study an individual record came from. A supplementary set of weight variables is provided as well.

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as an ASCII text file and as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, and the data collection instrument is provided by ICPSR as a PDF file.


Sample:    Multistage, random national probability samples.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-01-22

Version History:

  • 2001-09-20 The data have been further processed by ICPSR and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated. Also, a standard machine-readable codebook (text and PDF) with frequencies and SAS data definition statements has been added, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.

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