Local politicians 1979-80

SND-ID: SND 0101

This study is part of the collection Evaluation of the commune reapportionment reform

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Description

The survey forms part of the project ´Local government - an evaluation of the reform of amalgamation of municipalities´. The main issues dealt with how the organisation of political representatives looks like, its size, who becomes a local politician, and the working conditions for local politicians. It also deals with the part the political parties play in the parliamentary arena in the municipalities. Another topic is the reasons for people to leave their municipal positions of trust. The study is partly a replication of Local representatives 1968 (SSD 0110).

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Stockholm University

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Local government councillors, committee members and retiring local government officers within the sample of municipalities (25-sample)

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Multistage

Time period(s) investigated

1979-09-01–1980-02-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Wallin, G., Bäck, H., & Tabor, M. (1981) Kommunalpolitikerna. Rekrytering - Arbetsförhållanden - Funktioner. Del 2 (Ds Kn 1981:18).
Libris
ISSN: 0346-5721
ISBN: 91-38-06612-2

Strömberg, L., & Westerståhl, J. (eds.) (1984) De nya kommunerna. Stockholm: Liber.
Libris Google Books
ISBN: 9789138903186

Strömberg, L., & Westerståhl, J. (eds.) (1984) The new Swedish communes : a summary of local government research. Stockholm: Liber. ISBN 91-38-90572-8.
Libris Google Books
ISBN: 9789138905722

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Dataset 1
Local politicians 1979-80 - Local government councillors

Version 1.0

Citation

Gunnar Wallin. Stockholm University, Department of Political Science (1995). <em>Local politicians 1979-80 - Local government councillors</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002360">https://doi.org/10.5878/002360</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09–1980-02
  • Data collector: Stockholm University, Department of Political Science
  • Instrument: Local government questionnaire - newly elected councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire to former councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Local government questionnaire - re-elected councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 1179
  • Number of responses: 904
  • Non response size: 275
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

270

Number of individuals/objects

1179

Response rate/participation rate

76.7

Dataset 2
Local politicians 1979-80 - Committee members

Version 1.0

Citation

Gunnar Wallin. Stockholm University, Department of Political Science (1995). <em>Local politicians 1979-80 - Committee members</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002361">https://doi.org/10.5878/002361</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09–1980-02
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire B (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire to former councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire D (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire C (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

314

Number of individuals/objects

1265

Dataset 3
Local politicians 1979-80 - Retiring local government councillors

Version 1.0

Citation

Gunnar Wallin. Stockholm University, Department of Political Science (1995). <em>Local politicians 1979-80 - Retiring local government councillors</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002362">https://doi.org/10.5878/002362</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09–1980-02
  • Instrument: Questionnaire to former councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

107

Number of individuals/objects

390

Dataset 4
Local politicians 1979-80 - Special questions asked to local government councillors in the 5 municipalities sample

Version 1.0

Citation

Gunnar Wallin. Stockholm University, Department of Political Science (1995). <em>Local politicians 1979-80 - Special questions asked to local government councillors in the 5 municipalities sample</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002363">https://doi.org/10.5878/002363</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Data collection

  • Instrument: Questionnaire to former councillors (Structured questionnaire)

Variables

26

Number of individuals/objects

195

Published: 1983-01-01
Last updated: 2019-05-21