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Women Employees in Europe (1984)

Resource Type
  • Rabier, Jacques-René (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel Faits et Opinions, Paris)
  • Riffault, Hélène (Faits et Opinions, Paris)
Publication Date
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • Abstract

    Work and occupation situation of women employees in Europe. Topics: type of employment; temporary work; type of job and employer; time worked each week; area of business; company size; position in company hierarchy; company employment; age at start of employment; unemployment experience and length of unemployment; job demands and personal abilities; sex of immediate superior and of colleagues; comparison of occupational situation of women with the situation of male colleagues; assumed equal treatment of men and women in reduction in personnel; personal experiences of sex-specific discrimination in hiring of new employees; judgement on one´s own chances in the job market; job security of spouse; assessment of impact in case of hypothetical unemployment of respondent as well as of spouse (scale); perceived reasons for unemployment of women; attitude to a male privilege in hiring in times of high unemployment; primary earner in the household; personal education; assumed effects of technological development on personal job and type of effects; judgement on personal preparedness as well as ability to adapt to technical changes in comparison to male colleagues; assessment of the possibility of performing the current occupation at home; interest in work at home; influence of high income taxation on interest in a job; knowledge of women not working due to high taxation; experience of sexual harassment at work; knowledge of laws on equal treatment of men and women at work; knowledge of institutions of the European Community and their occupation with problems of equality of men and women at work; judgement on the effectiveness of these departments; judgement on the efforts of trade unions for equal treatment; attitude to trade unions or membership. Demography: marital status; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; age at leaving school; date of birth; number of children under 8 and between 8 and 15 years in the household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-12 / 1984-02
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
Employed women 15 years old and older
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5447
    Number of Variables: 73
The 5447 respondents are distributed among the individual states as follows: France 599, Great Britain 612, Federal Republic of Germany 672, Italy 646, Netherlands 544, Denmark 529, Belgium 599, Luxembourg 200, Ireland 496, Greece 550. An earlier investigation on the same topic is archived under ZA Study No. 1205.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1197 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Women in Paid Employment 1984. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 1984.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Die Arbeitnehmerinnern in Europa: Wie sie die Diskriminierungen in der Welt der Arbeit sehen. Brüssel: Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften 1985.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Rabier, Jacques-René; Riffault, Hélène (1986): Women Employees in Europe (1984). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.