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International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987 (ICPSR 9383) RSS

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Summary:

The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This collection, the third module in the series, contains data from Australia, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States, and Switzerland. Questions asked of respondents focused on equality of income, wealth, and opportunity. Respondents were asked for their perceptions of the extent of present inequality, explanations for inequality, and support for government programs to reduce inequality. Demographic data on respondents such as age, sex, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, and trade union membership also are provided.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987. Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1680) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and the United States have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, or the Netherlands. Weighting for Australia and Switzerland is unknown.

Study Description

Citation

International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987. ICPSR09383-v1. Cologne, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09383.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Great Britain)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences
  • Science Research Foundation (Austria)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, economic conditions, government programs, income, income distribution, poverty, public opinion, social inequality, wealth

Geographic Coverage:   Australia, Austria, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987--1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987--1988

Universe:   Persons aged 18 years and older from nine nations: Australia, Austria (16 to 69 years), the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands (16-80 years), Great Britain (excluding the Scottish highlands and islands), the United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only), and Switzerland (16 years and older).

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1680) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and the United States have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, or the Netherlands. Weighting for Australia and Switzerland is unknown.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage probability samples, black oversample in the United States.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews

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