Dataset: International Social Survey Programme: Social Inequality I-IV - ISSP 1987-1992-1999-2009

Abstract

A comprehensive overview on the contents, the structure and basic
coding rules of both data files can be found in the following guide (forthcoming):

Guide for the ISSP ´Social Inequality´ cumulation of the years 1987,1992, 1999 and 2009

Attitudes to social inequality.

Themes:

Importance of social background and other factors as prerequisites for personal success in society (wealthy family, well-educated parents, good education, ambitions, natural ability, hard work, knowing the right people, political connections, person´s race and religion, the part of a country a person comes from, gender and political beliefs);
chances to increase personal standard of living (social mobility);
corruption as criteria for social mobility;
importance of differentiated payment;
higher payment with acceptance of increased responsibility;
higher payment as incentive for additional qualification of workers;
avoidability of inequality of society;
increased income expectation as motivation for taking up studies;
good profits for entrepreneurs as best prerequisite for increase in general standard of living;
insufficient solidarity of the average population as reason for the persistence of social inequalities;
opinion about own salary: actual occupational earning is adequate;
income differences are too large in the respondent´s country;
responsibility of government to reduce income differences;
government should provide chances for poor children to go to university;
jobs for everyone who wants one;
government should provide a decent living standard for the unemployed and spend less on benefits for poor people;
demand for basic income for all;
opinion on taxes for people with high incomes;
judgement on total taxation for recipients of high, middle and low incomes;
justification of better medical supply and better education for richer people;
perception of class conflicts between social groups in the country (poor and rich people, working class and middle class, unemployed and employed people, management and workers, farmers and city people, people at the top of society and people at the bottom, young people and older people);
salary criteria (scale: job responsibility, years of education and training, supervising others, needed support for familiy and children, quality of job performance or hard work at the job);
feeling of a just payment;
perceived and desired social structure of country;
self-placement within social structure of society;
number of books in the parental home in the respondent´s youth (cultural resources);
self-assessment of social class;
level of status of respondent´s job compared to father (social mobility);
self-employment, employee of a private company or business or government, occupation (ILO, ISCO 1988), type of job of respondent´s father in the respondent´s youth;
mother´s occupation (ILO, ISCO 1988) in the respondent´s youth;
respondent´s type of job in first and current (last) job;
self-employment of respondent´ first job or worked for someone else.

Demograpy:

sex;
age;
marital status;
steady life partner;
education of respondent: years of schooling and highest education level;
current employment status;
hours worked weekly;
occupation (ILO, ISCO 1988);
self-employment;
supervising function at work;
working-type: working for private or public sector or self-employed;
if self-employed: number of employees;
trade union membership;
highest education level of father and mother;
education of spouse or partner: years of schooling and highest education level;
current employment status of spouse or partner;
occupation of spouse or partner (ILO, ISCO 1988);
self-employment of spouse or partner;
size of household;
household composition (children and adults);
type of housing;
party affiliation (left-right (derived from affiliation to a certain party);
party affiliation (derived from question on left-right placement);
party preference;
participation in last election;
perceived position of party voted for on left-right-scale;
attendance of religious services;
religious main groups (derived);
self-placement on a top-bottom scale;
region.

Additionally coded:

several country variables;
weighting factor.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme: Social Inequality I-IV - ISSP 1987-1992-1999-2009

Study Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme: Social Inequality I-IV - ISSP 1987-1992-1999-2009

Identification Number

ZA5890

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Evans, Ann The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Evans, Mariah Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research University of Melbourne, Australia
Zagórski, Krzysztof Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research University of Melbourne, Australia
Bean, Clive Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
Kelley, Jonathan Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research University of Melbourne, Australia
Haller, Max Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
Hadler, Markus Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
Höllinger, Franz Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria
Dimova, Lilia Agency for Social Analyses (ASA), Bulgaria
Stoyanov, Alexander Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Kaloyanov, Todor Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Frizell, Alan Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Segovia, Carolina Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
Lehmann, Carla Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
Papageorgiou, Bambos Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus
Simonová, Natalie Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Matějů, Petr Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Rehakova, Blanka Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Research Team on Social Stratification, Prague, Czech Republic
Forsé, Michel FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
Wolf, Christof GESIS Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Mannheim, Germany
Lemel, Yannick FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
Mohler, Peter Ph. ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
Harkness, Janet ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln
Braun, Michael ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
Park, Alison National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain
Thomson, Katarina National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
Jarvis, Lindsey National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
Bromley, Catherine National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
Stratford, Nina National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
Witherspoon, Sharon Social and Community Planning Research, London
Brook, Lindsay Social and Community Planning Research, London
Jowell, Roger National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
Róbert, Péter TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Kolosi, Tamás TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Szanto, Janos TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Lewin-Epstein, Noah B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel
Yuchtmann-Yaar, Eppie Israel
Cito Filomarino, Beatrice Eurisko, Milan, Italy
Anselmi, Paolo Eurisko, Milan, Italy
Calvi, Gabriele Eurisko, Milan, Italy
Meraviglia, Cinzia Institute of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Nishi, Kumiko NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Hara, Miwako NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Aramaki, Hiroshi NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Tabuns, Aivars Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia
Onodera, Noriko Japan
Koroleva, Ilze Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia
Gendall, Philip Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Kolsrud, Kirstine Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway
Skjåk, Knut K. Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway
Mortensen, Anne K. Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway
Halvorsen, Knut Oslo University College, Norway
Leiulfsrud, Håkon Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Cichomski, Bogdan Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University (ISS UW), Warsaw, Poland
Mach, Bogdan W. Institute of Political Study, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
Vala, Jorge Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ramos, Alice Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Villaverde Cabral, Manuel Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Khakhulina, Ludmilla Levada Center, Moscow, Russia
Institute for Public Opinion Research at the Statistical Office of Slovak Republic
Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakian Republic
Hafner-Fink, Mitja Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tošscaron;, Niko Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Malnar, Brina Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stebe, Janez Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana
Diez-Nicholas, Juan ASEP, Madrid, Spain
Edlund, Jonas Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Svallfors, Stefan Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Joye, Dominique University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Soziologisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Smith, Tom W. National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA
Marsden, Peter V. National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA
Hout, Michael National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA
Davis, James A. National Opinion Research Center (NORC), USA

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (archive release data set and DDI documentation), http://www.gesis.org/ GESIS

Date of Production

2014-05-26

Place of Production

Cologne, Germany

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany GESIS

Version

Version 1.0.0 (2014-05-26), doi:10.4232/1.11911

Date: 2014-05-26

Type: GESIS archive edition

Version Responsibility Statement

GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

Bibliographic Citation

ISSP Research Group (2014):
International Social Survey Programme: Social Inequality I-IV - ISSP 1987-1992-1999-2009. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5890 Data file Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.11911.

Topic Classification

Social Policy

Geographic Coverage

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States

Universe

In most cases: persons aged 18 and older

Time Method

1987-02 - 1988-01

Australia:
November 1987

Austria:
June - July 1988

Federal Republic of Germany (West):
26. September - 26. October 1987

Great Britain:
March - July 1987

Hungary:
April - May 1987

Italy:
March - April 1987

Netherlands:
15. September - 31. December 1987

Poland:
November 1987 - January 1988

Switzerland:
1. October - 15. December 1987

USA:
February - April 1987


1991-02 - 1993-07

Australia:
March 1993 - July 1993

Austria:
February 1993 - March 1993

Bulgaria:
08. March 1993 - 31. March 1993

Canada:
1992

Czechoslovakia:
16. October 1992 - 06. November 1992

Germany:
May 1992 - June 1992

Great Britain:
June 1992 - September 1992

Hungary:
October 1992

Italy:
1992

New Zealand:
August 1992 - September 1992

Norway:
12. February 1992 - 15. June 1992

Philippines:
15. November 1992 - 15. December 1992

Poland:
1992

Russia:
26. February 1992 - 19. March 1992


1998-10 - 2001-09

Australia:
November 1999 - March 2000

Austria:
October 2000 - November 2000

Bulgaria:
July 1999 - September 1999

Canada:
01. December 1999 - 01. March 2000

Chile:
18. March 2000 - 04. April 2000

Cyprus:
01. July 1999 - 15. September 1999

Czech Republic:
18. January 1999 - 24. February 1999

France:
October 1999

Germany:
18. January 2000 - 31. July 2000

Great Britain:
June 1999 - November 1999

Hungary:
19. November 1998 - 28. November 1998

Israel:
in 1999 (3 months)

Japan:
26. November 1999 - 06. December 1999

Latvia:
12. December 1999 - 30. December 1999

New Zealand:
27. May 1999 - 30. August 1999

Northern Ireland:
07. October 1999 - 14. January 2000

Norway:
September 1999 - November 1999

Philippines:
27. November 1999 - 15. December 1999

Poland:
November 1999 - December 1999

Portugal:
May 1999 - June 1999

Russia:
25. March 1999 - 14. April 1999

Slovakia:
11. September 2001 - 24. September 2001

Slovenia:
October 1998

Spain:
08. November 1999 - 12. November 1999

Sweden:
February 1999 - June 1999

USA:
February 2000 - June 2000


2008-02-08 - 2012-01-16

Australia:
2009-12-02 - 2010-02-28

Austria:
2010-07 - 2010-09

Bulgaria:
2008-12-15 - 2009-01-26

Chile:
2009-05-14 - 2009-06-03

Czech Republic:
2008-09-15 - 2008-09-29

France:
2009-04 - 2009-07

Germany:
2010-05-31 - 2010-11-01

Great Britain:
2009-06-08 - 2009-11-16

Hungary:
2009-11-05 - 2009-11-21

Italy:
2011-06-23 - 2012-01-16

Japan:
2009-11-21 - 2009-11-29

Latvia:
2009-06-12 - 2009-07-06

New Zealand:
2009-07-29 - 2009-11-30

Norway:
2009-10-16 - 2010-05-07

Philippines:
2009-10-01 - 2009-10-04

Poland:
2010-06-02 - 2010-07-09

Portugal:
2009-06 - 2009-11

Slovakian Republic:
2009-09-21 - 2009-10-22

Slovenia:
2009-03-24 - 2009-06-04

Spain:
2009-11-10 - 2009-11-30

Sweden:
2009-02-23 - 2009-05-06

Switzerland:
2008-02-08 - 2009-09-05

USA:
2010-03-18 - 2010-08-14

Data Collector

ZA-Study-Nr. 1680 Social Inequality I (ISSP 1987)

Australia: Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra;
Austria: IFES, Institut fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Wien; Dr. Fessel & GfK, Institut fuer Marktforschung, Wien;
Federal Republic of Germany: GFM-GETAS, Hamburg;
Great Britain: Social and Community Planning Research, London;
Hungary: TARKI, Budapest;
Italy: Eurisko, Milano;
Poland: CBOS, Warsaw;
Switzerland: Soziologisches Institut, Universität Zürich;
USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Ill.


ZA-Study-Nr. 2310 Social Inequality II (ISSP 1992)

Australia: NSSS, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, in conjunction with Datacol;
Austria: Institute Fessl, GfK, Vienna;
Bulgaria: no information available;
Canada: Carleton University, School of Journalism;
Czechoslovakia: STEM (Center for empirical studies);
Germany (East): Infratest Burke, Berlin;
Germany (West): Infratest, Munich;
Great Britain: no information available;
Hungary: TARKI, Budapest, Hungary;
Italy: EURISCO;
New Zealand: Department of Marketing, Massey University;
Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services;
Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Inc. (SWS);
Poland: no information available;
Russia: VCIOM, Moskow;
Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana;
Sweden: Statistics;
USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago.


ZA-Study-Nr. 3430 Social Inequality III (ISSP 1999)

Australia: Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University; Datacol, Canberra, Australia;
Austria: Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES), Vienna;
Bulgaria: no information available;
Canada: Carleton University Survey Center, Ottawa;
Chile: Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago;
Cyprus: Car, Cyprus college;
Czech Republic: STEM, Center for Empirical Studies, Prague;
France: no information available;
Germany: Infratest, Munich;
Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London;
Hungary: TARKI, Budapest;
Israel: no information available;
Japan: NHK, Tokyo;
Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia;
New Zealand: Department of Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North;
Norway: Opinion AS;
Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City;
Poland: Public Opinion Research Center;
Portugal: Instítúto Nacional de Estatistica;
Russia: VCIOM, Moskow;
Slovakia: no information available;
Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), Ljubljana;
Spain: INTERCAMPO;
Sweden: SIFO;
USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago.


ZA-Study-Nr. 5400 Social Inequality VI (ISSP 2009)

Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne;
Austria: Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES), Vienna;
Bulgaria: ProField Data Partners;
Chile: ICCOM, Santiago;
Cyprus: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia (field time unknown);
Czech Republic: SC&C spol. s r. o.;
France: FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff;
Germany: TNS Infratest, München;
Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London;
Hungary: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest;
Israel: B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv;
Italy: Marker S.r.l., Mestre (Venice);
Japan: Central Research Services, Tokyo;
Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia;
New Zealand: Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North;
Norway: Statistics Norway;
Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City;
Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw;
Portugal: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa;
Russia: Analytic Levada Center (Levada-Center), Moscow;
Slovakian Republic: FOCUS, Bratislava;
Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana;
Spain: INTERCAMPO, Madrid;
Sweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm;
Switzerland: MIS Trend, Lausanne;
USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago.

Sampling Procedure

Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random samples

Mode of Data Collection

Mode of interview differs for the individual countries: partly face-to-face interviews (partly CAPI) with standardized questionnaire, partly paper and pencil and postal survey, exceptionally computer assisted web interview (CAWI)

Availability Status

A

Access Authority

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Further Remarks

For more detailed information on the individual modules, please have a look at the documentations for:
ZA1680 Social Inequality I - ISSP 1987
ZA2310 Social Inequality II - ISSP 1992
ZA3430 Social Inequality III - ISSP 1999
ZA5400 Social Inequality IV - ISSP 2009

The release of the cumulated ISSP ´Social Inequality´ modules for the years 1987, 1992, 1999 and 2009 consists of two separate datasets: ZA5890 and ZA5891. This documentation deals with the main dataset ZA5890. It contains all the cumulated variables, while the supplementary data file ZA5891 contains those variables that could not be cumulated for various reasons. However, they can be matched easily to the cumulated file if necessary.

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA5890-1.0.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

103538

Overall Variable Count

134

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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