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Aging in Society: Social Attitudes Towards the Elderly, 1982 [Sweden]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Tornstam, Lars
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
ability; age discrimination; age groups; attitudes toward aging; careers; demographic characteristics; living conditions; older adults; personality; public opinion; retirees; social status
  • Abstract

    This collection focuses on attitudes toward and knowledge of the social conditions, abilities, and personalities of elderly persons. Additionally, these data describe how social background characteristics, such as age, sex, profession, and living conditions, influence attitudes toward the elderly.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Raw Data
    • DS2: SPSS Export File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981 / 1982
    Time period: 1981--1982
  • Collection date: 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Sweden
Sampled Universe
(1) Swedish citizens aged 15-75 years, and employees working in the care of the aged in (2) County Councils and (3) municipal social services.
(1) Randomly selected sample drawn from the register of total population, (2) sample drawn from the register of employees of the Swedish County Councils Association, and (3) sample of employees in municipal social services in Uppsala, Sandviken, Ystad, Gatland, Saeffa, and Goteborg.
Collection Mode
  • Machine-readable documentation is in Swedish.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9605 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Tornstam, Lars (1991): Aging in Society: Social Attitudes Towards the Elderly, 1982 [Sweden]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.