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Relative Deprivation and Social Justice

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Runciman, Walter G.
Publication Date
  • Research Services, London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    The significance of the reference group for social-political attitudes and expectations of the standard of living. Topics: Assessment of the development of personal standard of living in comparison over time; perception of the standard of living of other groups or classes and judgement on the justification of differences; attitude to the welfare state and satisfaction with public care; attitude to unemployment benefits and health insurance; career chances and satisfaction with occupational position as well as with income; occupational and regional origins; self-assessment of social class; judgement on government care for the group to which one feels one belongs; desire for more training; preference of manual or non-manual employment for one´s children; class understanding; constancy of personal party preference and characterization of supporters of the most important parties; characterization of the life styles of different groups; possession of assets and residential furnishings; memberships and participation in events. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; employment; income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; party preference; political orientation; social origins; possession of durable economic goods.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962
Geographic Coverage
  • England (GB-ENG)
  • Wales [Cymru] (GB-WLS)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1415
Data provider: SSRC Survey Archive, Essex, Study No. 0028.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0680 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Runciman, Walter G.: Relative Deprivation and Social Justice: A Study of Attitudes to Social Inequality in Twentieth-Century England. London: Rontledge and Kegan Paul 1966.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Runciman, Walter G. (1974): Relative Deprivation and Social Justice. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.