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Principal Investigator(s): Centro de Investigaciones Sobre la Realidad Social (CIRES)
This data collection is part of a series of nationwide surveys conducted from October 1990 to June 1996 in Spain. The questionnaires for each of these surveys consisted of three sections. The first section collected information on respondents' attitudes regarding personal, national, and international issues, and included questions on respondents' level of life satisfaction and frequency of visits with relatives, neighbors, and friends. The second section contained a topical module of questions that varied from survey to survey, with this survey's topic focusing on old age. The survey gauged attitudes regarding old age and the elderly, and investigated actual circumstances of elderly life in Spain, such as living arrangements, daily levels of physical activity, amount of health problems experienced during the past two weeks, consumption of tobacco and alcohol, frequency of sexual relations, retirement status and age at retirement, leisure activities, and use of social services. Questions in the third section of the questionnaire elicited socioeconomic information, such as respondent's sex, age, marital status, size of household, occupation, education, religion, religiosity, place of birth, and income.
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Centro de Investigaciones Sobre la Realidad Social (CIRES). Center for Research on Social Reality [Spain] Survey, May 1995: Old Age. ICPSR06969-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06969.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06969.v1
This study was funded by:
- Fundacion BBV (Spain)
- Fundacion Caja Madrid
- Fundacion Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa (Spain)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: activities of daily living, aging, alcohol consumption, attitudes, everyday life, health problems, health services utilization, life satisfaction, lifestyles, living arrangements, national identity, national interests, older adults, physical fitness, public opinion, retirement, sexual behavior, smoking, social networks
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons aged 18 and over living in Spain.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The SPSS setup file contains Spanish language labels and conform to the Code Page 437 and Code Page 850 symbol sets.
Sample: Random sample, stratified by autonomous regions and municipalities according to their size.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-01-13
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