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Norwegian Life History Study, 1971 (ICPSR 8545) RSS

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This data collection represents interviews with birth cohorts of Norwegian males born in 1921, 1931, and 1941 who were 50, 40, and 30 years of age at the time the interviews were conducted (November 1971 - March 1972). The objective of the study was to investigate historical life changes in the life cycle experiences of Norwegian men. The respondents were asked about the families into which they were born, their childhoods, and their lives from the age of fourteen until the time of the interview. The major areas covered in the interviews include: place of residence, education, work history, income, household status and composition, marital status and family composition, illness and injuries, and receipt of benefits.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Main Activity Data - Download All Files (7.1 MB)
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DS2:  Residence Data - Download All Files (7 MB)
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DS3:  Formal Education Data - Download All Files (7.1 MB)
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DS4:  On the Job Training Data - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS5:  Main Occupation Data - Download All Files (13.1 MB)
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DS6:  Secondary Occupation Data - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS7:  Marital Status Data - Download All Files (6.4 MB)
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DS8:  Children Data - Download All Files (6.6 MB)
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DS9:  Household Composition Data - Download All Files (9.7 MB)
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DS10:  Health Data - Download All Files (6.4 MB)
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DS11:  Employment Data - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS12:  Sickness Benefit Data - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS13:  Informal Education Data - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS14:  Respondent File - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Ramsoy, Natalie Rogoff, and Kari Skrede. Norwegian Life History Study, 1971. ICPSR08545-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08545.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG02816-03)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   education, employment, family life, health, household composition, illness, injuries, job history, life cycle, life events

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Norway

Time Period:  

  • 1921--1971

Date of Collection:  

  • 1971-11--1972-03

Universe:   The population of men residing in Norway born in either 1921, 1931, or 1941 who were listed in the central population register of the Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics as of December 31, 1970.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The age distribution for the 3470 interviewed men was: age 30 (N=1054), age 40 (N=1094), age 50 (N=1322). The English language edition of the codebook was produced by Aage Sorensen, Annemette Sorensen, and David L. Featherman, University of Wisconsin, Department of Sociology, who extensively reorganized the data into machine- readable rectangular event-based analysis files. The data and documentation have also been aaugmented by additional information they acquired during the course of their research. Sorensen et al. obtained the original data set from the Norwegian Social Science Data Services, University of Bergen. Seven data files from the original data set have been omitted.

Funding for the English language edition was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Aging.

Methodology

Sample:   Sampling was done through the central population register under the direction of the Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics. A two-stage sampling procedure was employed. The universe of men in the three age cohorts living in the 300 primary sampling units served as the basis for the second sampling stage.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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