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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-005-1-1-International-ZA-1987

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): social inequality, 1987 [CD-ROM version].  [machine-readable data file] / International Social Survey Program  [principal investigator(s)] / Koln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschugn an der Universitat zu Koln  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9383

Date Accessioned: 11/22/1995

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This CD-ROM contains NSDstat statistical program and ISYS full text retrieval program.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/22/1995

Documentation: Machine-readable only; View the DPLS Users Manual for this CD-ROM.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1984, 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.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews

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).

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

NOTE: 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.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: 1987-1988


FUNDING AGENCY: Australia: Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences. Institute of Advanced Studies. Great Britain: Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. United States: National Science Foundation. Austria: Science Research Foundation. Ministry for Science and Research, and government Steiermark. No funding information was available for the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy or Switzerland.

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