Class structure in Sweden 1980

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Ahrne - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Description

The purpose of the survey is to describe and measure the Swedish class structure regarding mobility, political activity, attitudes and consciousness. A battery of questions addressed work-related issues such as supervision, decision-making, autonomy, respondents formal position in the hierarchy, ownership, credentials, and income. Other work-related data describe the size, industrial sector, and government or corporate linkage of the individuals employer. Further information was gathered on the class origins of the respondents family and of the families of the respondents spouse and friends. Data on class-related experiences such as unemployment and union participation were also collected, as well as data on the division of power and labour in the household. In addition the survey contained a broad range of questions on social and political attitudes and the respondents political participation. The study is part of the multinational study ´Class Structure and Class Consciousness´ (ICPSR 8413), which includes almost identificial studies from United States, Norway, Canada, and Finland.

Subject area

Working conditions, Equality, inequality and social exclusion (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Ahrne - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0095

Description

The purpose of the survey is to describe and measure the Swedish class structure regarding mobility, political activity, attitudes and consciousness. A battery of questions addressed work-related issues such as supervision, decision-making, autonomy, respondents formal position in the hierarchy, ownership, credentials, and income. Other work-related data describe the size, industrial sector, and government or corporate linkage of the individuals employer. Further information was gathered on the class origins of the respondents family and of the families of the respondents spouse and friends. Data on class-related experiences such as unemployment and union participation were also collected, as well as data on the division of power and labour in the household. In addition the survey contained a broad range of questions on social and political attitudes and the respondents political participation. The study is part of the multinational study ´Class Structure and Class Consciousness´ (ICPSR 8413), which includes almost identificial studies from United States, Norway, Canada, and Finland.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1980-01-01 — 1980-01-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-65 years

Subject area

Working conditions, Equality, inequality and social exclusion (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Associated documentation

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Publications

Ahrne, G. (1982) Report on The Swedish Class Structure. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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Class structure in Sweden 1980

Suggested citation

Göran Ahrne. Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (1995). <em>Class structure in Sweden 1980</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002323">https://doi.org/10.5878/002323</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Ahrne - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01-01 — 1980-01-01

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

235

Number of individuals/objects

1145

Published: 1984-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06