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International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Great Britain)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences
  • Science Research Foundation (Austria)
Free Keywords
attitudes; economic conditions; government programs; income; income distribution; poverty; public opinion; social inequality; wealth
  • Abstract

    The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This collection, the third module in the series, contains data from Australia, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States, and Switzerland. Questions asked of respondents focused on equality of income, wealth, and opportunity. Respondents were asked for their perceptions of the extent of present inequality, explanations for inequality, and support for government programs to reduce inequality. Demographic data on respondents such as age, sex, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, and trade union membership also are provided.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987 / 1988
    Time period: 1987--1988
  • 1987 / 1988
    Collection date: 1987--1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older from nine nations: Australia, Austria (16 to 69 years), the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands (16-80 years), Great Britain (excluding the Scottish highlands and islands), the United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only), and Switzerland (16 years and older).
Multistage probability samples, black oversample in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1680) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and the United States have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, or the Netherlands. Weighting for Australia and Switzerland is unknown.

Not available
This study is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9383 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

International Social Survey Program (ISSP) (1990): International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.