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International Social Science Program: Family and Changing Sex Roles, 1988 (ICPSR 9591) RSS

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This collection, the fourth module in the ISSP series, contains data from Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and the United States. Questions asked of respondents focused on the family and changing sex roles. Respondents were asked for their views on women working outside the home (especially working mothers), childcare arrangements and child rearing practices, marriage, family structure and composition, and divorce. Demographic data on respondents, such as age, sex, race, ethnic identity, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, voting behavior, trade union membership, and household size, also were recorded. Information gathered about each person in the household includes sex, age, and relationship to the respondent.

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Study Description


International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Science Program: Family and Changing Sex Roles, 1988. ICPSR09591-v1. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1991. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09591.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Great Britain)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Science Research Foundation (Austria)
  • Federal Ministry of Science and Research (Austria)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, child care, child rearing, divorce, domestic responsibilities, families, family structure, gender roles, marriage, public opinion, working mothers, working women

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

Time Period:  

  • 1988--1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988--1989

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

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. 1700) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain and Austria have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the Federal Republic of Germany, the United States, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, or Ireland.


Sample:   Multistage probability samples.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms, or personal interviews


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