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International Social Survey Programme: Family and Changing Gender Roles I - ISSP 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
  • Davis, James A. (NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago) (Researcher)
  • Eurisko, Milano (Researcher)
  • Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz (Researcher)
  • SCP, Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, Rijkswijk (Researcher)
  • SCPR, Social and Community Planning Research, London (Researcher)
  • SSRC, Social Science Research Centre, University College, Dublin (Researcher)
  • TARKI, Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesüles, Budapest (Researcher)
  • ZUMA, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden, und Analysen, Mannheim (Researcher)
  • EURISKO, Milano (Data Collector)
  • IFES-Institut, Wien (Data Collector)
  • NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Nederlands Institut voor de Publieke Opinie en hetMarktonderzoek, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • SCPR, Social and Community Planning Research, London (Data Collector)
  • ESRI, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • TARKI, Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    The significance of family and changing sex roles. Topics: attitude to employment of women (scale); importance of personal employment; preferred extent of employment of women during various stages of child raising; preferred measures to care for babies of working couples; attitude to partnership, marriage and marriage; attitude to single fathers and mothers; attitude to a right for homosexual couples to get married; ideal number of children and judgement on selected family sizes; attitude to children (scale); judgement on the divorce law; preference for divorce or continuation of a disturbed marriage; employment of mother during childhood of respondent; personal divorces; earlier divorce of present partner; simultaneous employment of spouse/partner; time worked each week; occupation status and management functions; times of unemployment; self-classification on a left-right continuum; self-assessment of social class; residential status; ethnic affiliation; country of origin of family; union membership; personal unemployment; party preference (Sunday question) and behavior at the polls in the last election; religiousness; occupation and training of parents. The following questions were also posed to married people: living together with partner before marriage and start of living together; extent of employment during various stages of child raising; income of both spouses.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-02 / 1989-05
    Austria June to July 1988 Hungary June to July 1988 Netherlands November 1988 to January 1989 Ireland November 1988 to February 1989 USA February to April 1988 FRG April to July 1988 Great Britain March to May 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Austria (AT)
  • United States (US)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Australia (AU)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older (in FRG, GB, IR); in Austria and in Netherlands 16 years old and older
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Mail, written as well as oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12194
    Number of Variables: 148
The number of cases for the individual countries were: Austria 972 oral survey along with the ISSP 1987 Hungary 1737 oral survey Netherlands 1737 questionnaire to be filled out as appendix of a main survey Italy 1028 oral survey Ireland 1005 questionnaire to be filled out as part of a personal interview USA 1414 written survey as part of an oral interview FRG 2994 Great Britain 1307 written survey along with ISSP 1989 as drop-off subsequent to an oral survey
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1700 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 193 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

ISSP Research Group (1990): International Social Survey Programme: Family and Changing Gender Roles I - ISSP 1988. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.