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Australian National Social Science Survey, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kelley, Jonathan (Australian National University. Institute of Advanced Studies)
  • Cushing, Robert G. (Australian National University)
  • Headey, Bruce (University of Melbourne)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences
  • Australian Research Grants Scheme
Free Keywords
beliefs; crime rates; government evaluation; government expenditures; inflation; life satisfaction; migration; poverty; public interest; public opinion; taxes; voting behavior; womens rights
  • Abstract

    This multipurpose survey measures a wide range of variables of interest in sociology, political science, and labor economics. It is similar to national social surveys conducted regularly in the United States, Britain, and West Germany, and much of the data are directly comparable. The questionnaire covers attitudes toward a broad range of topics, including government expenditures, taxation, inflation, crime, poverty, women and careers, migrants, political figures, and confidence in institutions such as banks and police. Other questions relate to the respondent's personal feelings about life, health, religion, moral issues, and family relationships. Political and economic data provided include party preference and voting history, income, and occupation. Additional background variables are available on education, birthplace, ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, location and size of town of residence, marital status, and union membership.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
  • 1984-06 / 1986-07
    Collection date: 1984-06--1986-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Noninstitutionalized persons aged 18 years or older, capable of being interviewed in English, in all States and Territories of Australia.
Stratified area-cluster sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain a weight variable. Bound, printed copies of the codebook also are available from Social Science Data Archives, the Australian National University.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9084 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09084.v1
  • Phillips, Timothy L.. Symbolic boundaries and national identity in Australia. British Journal of Sociology.47, (1), 113-134.1996.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Crook, Christopher J.. The role of mothers in the educational and status attainment of Australian men and women. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology.31, (2), 45-73.1995.
  • Jones, F.L., Kojima, Hideo, Marks, Gary. Comparative Social Fluidity: Trends over Time in Father-to-Son Mobility in Japan and Australia, 1965-1985. Social Forces.72, (3), 775-798.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kelley, Jonathan, Evans, M.D.R., Headey, Bruce. Moral reasoning and political conflict: The abortion controversy. British Journal of Sociology.44, (4), 589-612.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Marks, Gary N.. Intra- and Extra-familial Political Socializations: The Australian Case and Changes over Time, 1967-1990. Electoral Studies.12, (2), 128-157.1993.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(93)90014-B (DOI)
  • Hayes, Bernadette C., Bean, Clive S.. The impact of spousal characteristics on political attitudes in Australia. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 524-529.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269342 (DOI)
  • Hayes, Bernadette C., Jones, F.L.. Class identification among Australian couples: Are wives' characteristics irrelevant?. British Journal of Sociology.43, (3), 463-483.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Marks, Gary N., Bean, Clive S.. Sources of Electoral Support for Minor Parties: The Case of Australian Democrats. Electoral Studies.11, (4), 311-333.1992.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(92)90004-P (DOI)
  • Bean, Clive. Participation and political protest: A causal model with Australian evidence. Political Behavior.13, (3), 253-283.1991.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF00992922 (DOI)
  • McAllister, Ian. Gender and the Household Division of Labor: Employment and Earnings Variations in Australia. Work and Occupations.17, (1), 79-99.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888490017001004 (DOI)
  • Graetz, Brian. The reproduction of privilege in Australian education. British Journal of Sociology.39, (3), 358-376.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kelley, Jonathan, Bean, Clive. Australian Attitudes: Social and Political Analyses from the National Social Science Survey. Boston: Allen and Unwin. 1988.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Kelley, Jonathan; Cushing, Robert G.; Headey, Bruce (1989): Australian National Social Science Survey, 1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.