Investing in Education in Europe: Attitudes, Politics and Policies (INVEDUC)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Busemeyer, Marius R. (Universität Konstanz)
  • Garritzmann, Julian (Universität Konstanz)
  • Neimanns, Erik (Universität Konstanz)
  • Nezi, Roula (Universität Konstanz)
Publication Date
2018-09-18
Contributor
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung (Data Collector)
  • University of Konstanz (Project Member)
  • University of Konstanz (Project Member)
  • University of Konstanz (Project Member)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Social Policy
    • Budget and Fiscal Policy
    • Education, School Systems
    • Public expenditures
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Educational policy
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Social welfare policy
    • Social welfare systems/structures
Description
  • Abstract

    Objective: The INVEDUC project analyses public attitudes and preferences of citizens regarding different aspects of education policy in eight Western European countries. It also studies to what extent and via which mechanisms public opinion influences processes of policy-making. Method: The INVEDUC survey of public opinion on education policy was conducted in April in May 2014 in eight Western European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The total number of observations is 8,905 (i.e. between 1,000 and 1,500 for the different countries), drawn from random samples of the respective populations. The interviews were conducted by native speakers via computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) and implemented by TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich. Questionnaire content: The survey covers the following aspects related to education policy: support for education spending relative to spending for other social policies; preferences for the distribution of education spending across different sectors of the education system (early childhood education and care, general schools, vocational education and training, higher education); willingness to pay taxes for additional spending on education; support for education spending in the face of different fiscal and policy trade-offs (higher taxes, higher public debt, cutbacks in other parts of the welfare state); support for social investment policies vs. social transfers and workfare policies; attitudes and preferences regarding the governance of education (comprehensive education, decentralisation of education governance, division of labor between public and private provision of education, school competition, role of employers in VET). The survey contains a number of experimental components, in particular when measuring the effect of trade-offs on preferences. Demography: national citizenship; other citizenship; city size; financial situation of household; age (year of birth); sex; highest educational attainment (country-specific); age at completion of full-time education; employment status or age at completion of full-time education; current situation; reasons for part-time employment; occupational status; occupation (ISCO 2008); public service employment; sector; likelihood of own unemployment; net household income (country specific, classified); net personal income; education-related debt; household size; number of children in household; number of children under 10 years of age in household; single parent; trade union membership; parents´ university degree.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-04-15 / 2014-05-28
Geographic Coverage
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
Sampled Universe
Respective population in eight Western European countries aged 18 years and over with landline or mobilephone
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Mobile numbers Probability Sample: Simple Random Sample Landline numbers Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 180
Note
When using this dataset, please cite the following paper: Busemeyer, Marius R./Garritzmann, Julian L./Neimanns, Erik/Nezi, Roula, 2018: Investing in Education in Europe: Evidence from a New Survey of Public Opinion, Journal of European Social Policy 28(1): 34-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/0958928717700562 This article provides an overview of the survey as well as some general descriptive statistics. Further publications of findings from the survey include: Busemeyer, Marius R./Garritzmann, Julian L. 2017. Public opinion on budgetary and policy trade-offs in European welfare states: Evidence from a new comparative survey, Journal of European Public Policy 24(6): 871-889. This paper studies how support for education spending changes when respondents are reminded of fiscal and policy trade-offs. Busemeyer, Marius R./Garritzmann, Julian L. 2017. Academic, Vocational or General? An Analysis of Public Opinion towards Education Policies with Evidence from a New Comparative Survey, Journal of European Social Policy 27(4): 373-386. In this paper, we analyze the determinants of support for the distribution of spending across different sectors of the education system, focusing on the difference between academic and vocational education. Garritzmann, Julian L./Busemeyer, Marius R./Neimanns, Erik. 2018. Public Demand for Social Investment: New Supporting Coalitions for Welfare State Reform in Western Europe? Journal of European Public Policy 25(6): 844-861. This paper focuses on the exploration of different supporting coalitions of social investment vs. social transfer and workfare policies. Neimanns, Erik/Busemeyer, Marius R./Garritzmann, Julian L. 2018. How popular are social investment policies really? Evidence from a new public opinion survey in Western Europe, European Sociological Review 34(3): 238-253. In this article, we probe the robustness of support for social investment reforms when these would have to be financed by cutbacks in other parts of the welfare state. Further notes on the dataset: The dataset includes occupational codes (coded according to the ISCO 88 scheme). These have been used to construct indicators of socio-economic classes following the scheme developed by Daniel Oesch. The documentation provides further details. We also provide a do-File, which contains operationalisations of the most important independent and dependent variables. Researchers are of course free to make use of these operationalizations (which fit the definitions and operationalisations in the published papers mentioned above) or develop their own versions.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6961 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Garritzmann, Julian L.; Busemeyer, Marius R.; Neimanns, Erik (2018): Public Demand for Social Investment: New Supporting Coalitions for Welfare State Reform in Western Europe? Journal of European Public Policy 25(6): 844-861.
  • Neimanns, Erik; Busemeyer, Marius R.; Garritzmann, Julian L. (2018): How popular are social investment policies really? Evidence from a new public opinion survey in Western Europe. European Sociological Review 34(3): 238-253.
  • Busemeyer, Marius R.; Garritzmann, Julian L. (2017): Academic, Vocational or General? An Analysis of Public Opinion towards Education Policies with Evidence from a New Comparative Survey. Journal of European Social Policy 27(4): 373-386.
  • Busemeyer, Marius R.; Garritzmann, Julian L. (2017): Public opinion on budgetary and policy trade-offs in European welfare states: Evidence from a new comparative survey. Journal of European Public Policy 24(6): 871-889.
  • Busemeyer, Marius R.; Garritzmann, Julian L.; Neimanns, Erik; Nezi, Roula (2018): Investing in Education in Europe: Evidence from a New Survey of Public Opinion. Journal of European Social Policy 28(1): 34-54.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2018-09-18