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Eurobarometer 37.2 (Apr-May 1992)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Elderly Europeans (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • MARKETING UNIT, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK DANMARK, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ICP/Research, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • IRLES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • MAI, LondonINRA EUROPE, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Elderly
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    The social and financial situation of older people in Europe. Topics: Citizenship and eligibility to vote at place of residence; contentment with life; postmaterialism; general areas of interest; educational goals; preferred term for older people; changes of respect shown with increasing age; attitude to age and growing old (scale); discrimination experienced due to age by public agencies, media, family members as well as in the utilization of services; extent of activity in the course of the day; selected activities during the last week; frequency of meeting with family members or friends; extent of contact with young people and desired increase of this contact; extent of feelings of loneliness; honorary activities in social organizations; readiness to join a party in support of older people; interest in information related to the ´European Year of the Elders and Solidarity between the Generations´; preference for government, financial support or for special rates for older people; description of one´s own financial situation; reasons for the feeling of financial security or insecurity; regret about a missed supplementary pension contribution; satisfactory situation after retirement permitting advance planning; impact of longer-term illnesses and disabilities; utilization of regular care and help; care by family members, friends, social services or welfare organizations; preferred contacts in need of help. Demography: marital status; number of children; size of household; sex; age; age at end of education; possession of durable economic goods; residential status; degree of urbanization; religiousness; entitlement to pensions and employment during retirement; desire for further employment after retirement; age at start of retirement; earlier or current occupational activity; employment in the civil service or private enterprise (company sector); self-classification of social class affiliation; self-classification on a left-right continuum; monthly household income; city size; region. Indices: postmaterialism. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded were: date of interview; start of interview and length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-04-21 / 1992-05-17
  • 1992-04-21 / 1992-05-13
  • 1992-04-20 / 1992-05-09
  • 1992-04-28 / 1992-05-19
  • 1992-04-23 / 1992-05-08
  • 1992-04-21 / 1992-05-07
  • 1992-04-21 / 1992-05-16
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1992-04-21 / 1992-05-13
  • 1992-04-23 / 1992-05-17
  • 1992-04-22 / 1992-05-02
  • 1992-04-20 / 1992-05-10
  • 1992-04-20 / 1992-05-09
    Great Britain
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Sampled Universe
Persons 60 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5203
    Number of Variables: 192
The 5203 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 421 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 437 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 456 cases, Denmark 411 cases, France 405 cases, Greece 400 cases, Ireland 447 cases, Italy 402 cases, Luxembourg 209 cases, Netherlands 409 cases, Portugal 401 cases, Spain 400 cases, United Kingdom 405 cases. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-36) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544, 1712-1715, 1750-1753, 1960-1962, 2031-2033 as well as 2081. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers 1970-2002 is archived under ZA Study No. 3521. The Eurobarometer 37.0 is archived under ZA Study No. 2141, the Eurobarometer 37.1 under ZA Study No. 2241 and contains questions on the same topic.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2242 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09958.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2242
  • Commission of the European Communities: Age and Attitudes - Main Results from a Eurobarometer Survey. Brussels, 1993 (also available in French).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2012-08-09

Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (2012): Eurobarometer 37.2 (Apr-May 1992). Elderly Europeans. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.