Welfare surveys

Responsible research principal(s) for data included in the collection


In the survey respondents had to give their opinion on public expences and social services: if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused; and how well the public sector manage to maintain different services. Respondents also had to report their own as well as their family´s and friends´ experiences of social services during the last three years. Other questions dealt with the probability of being unemployed; not getting the medical care you need; not managing a month of sick leave without serious economical consequences; not affording to pay a visit to the doctor; having to move b

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Kind of collection


Research area

Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue, Social welfare policy, Social welfare systems/structures, Specific social services: use and availability, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Geographic location



Eger, M A. Even in Sweden: The effect of immigration on support for welfare state spending. Studentarbete vid Department of Sociology, University of Washington

Grape, L. (2009) En sjukförsäkring som ger trygghet? Om tilltro till försäkringen och åsikter om den. Arbetslivsenheten, Landsorganisationen i Sverige
Google Books
ISBN: 9789156625596

Hjerm, M., & Svallfors, S. (1998) Åsikter om skatter och offentliga sektorn 1997 : kodbok for maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Olsson, E., Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (2002) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna 2002 : kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil, Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Stenberg, K., & Svallfors, S. (1992) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.
ISBN: 9179240410

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