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Access to Justice in Ontario, 1985-1988

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Bogart, W.A.
  • Vidmar, Neil
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1992-05-12
Funding Reference
  • Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Language
English
Free Keywords
attorneys; civil rights; discrimination; disposition (legal); justice; lawsuits; privacy; traffic accidents; victim compensation; victimization
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection, which was designed to assess experiences with the Ontario, Canada, civil justice system, is a replication and extension of a survey conducted by the Civil Litigation Research Project at the University of Wisconsin. Interviews were conducted with the heads of households. Questions were asked about the nature of the problem, e.g., auto accident, work injury, discrimination, problems with landlord, violations of privacy, or victimization. Questions were also asked about actions taken in response to the problem, such as whether a lawyer was contacted, reasons for not contacting a lawyer, whether non-lawyer assistance was sought, whether a claim was made, and reasons for not making a claim. Finally, questions were asked about the household's experience with the Ontario justice system if a claim was made, including whether there was a trial or a hearing, how much the lawyer charged, evaluation of the result, satisfaction with the result, evaluation of the cost, perceived delay, agreement reached, and compensation awarded. Major demographic variables include age, occupation, number of persons in household, language, ethnic background, religion, education, and family income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985 / 1988
    Time period: 1985--1988
  • Collection date: 1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario
  • Canada
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Households with telephones in Ontario, Canada.
Sampling
A probability sample was selected using random-digit dialing. Northern Ontario was oversampled to obtain sufficient respondents to permit comparisons between the major centers of population and the more sparsely populated regions of the province.
Collection Mode
  • (1) In this hierarchical dataset, each household has a type (0) record and additional records as necessary. There are a total of ten different record types, numbered 0 to 9, for the total sample of 3,019 households. There are 59 variables for the type (0) records, 20 variables for type (1) records, 32 variables for type (2) records, 46 variables for type (3) records, 11 variables for type (4) records, 11 variables for type (5) records, 12 variables for type (6) records, 12 variables for type (7) records, 9 variables for type (8) records, and 8 variables for type (9) records. (2) The codebook for this collection is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Note
1999-11-19 SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a PDF version of the codebook have been added to this collection. Funding insitution(s): Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9729 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Kritzer, Herbert M., Bogart, W.A., Vidmar, Neil. The aftermath of injury: Cultural factors in compensation seeking in Canada and the United States. Law and Society Review.25, (3), 499-543.1991.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3053725 (URL)
  • Bogart, W.A., Vidmar, Neil. Problems and experience with the Ontario Civil Justice System: An empirical assessment. Access to Justice: Bridges and Barriers.Toronto: Carswell. 1990.

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

Bogart, W.A.; Vidmar, Neil (1992): Access to Justice in Ontario, 1985-1988. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09729.v1