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Aging in Society: Social Attitudes Towards the Elderly, 1982 [Sweden] (ICPSR 9605)

Principal Investigator(s): Tornstam, Lars


This collection focuses on attitudes toward and knowledge of the social conditions, abilities, and personalities of elderly persons. Additionally, these data describe how social background characteristics, such as age, sex, profession, and living conditions, influence attitudes toward the elderly.

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Study Description


Tornstam, Lars. Aging in Society: Social Attitudes Towards the Elderly, 1982 [Sweden]. ICPSR09605-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09605.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09605.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    ability, age discrimination, age groups, attitudes toward aging, careers, demographic characteristics, living conditions, older adults, personality, public opinion, retirees, social status

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Sweden

Time Period:   

  • 1981--1982

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982 (Spring)

Universe:    (1) Swedish citizens aged 15-75 years, and employees working in the care of the aged in (2) County Councils and (3) municipal social services.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Machine-readable documentation is in Swedish.


Sample:    (1) Randomly selected sample drawn from the register of total population, (2) sample drawn from the register of employees of the Swedish County Councils Association, and (3) sample of employees in municipal social services in Uppsala, Sandviken, Ystad, Gatland, Saeffa, and Goteborg.

Data Source:

self-enumerated mail questionnaires

Restrictions: These data, provided by the Swedish Social Science Data Service, are available only for use in academic research within the United States and Canada.


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-10-23


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