Social mobility in Sweden 1954

Order data

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gösta Carlsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Description

The sample was drawn by means of the central population register (CPR) of Statistics Sweden. CPR contains basic demographic and social data on every individual born on the 15th of any month, any year, and irrespective of place of birth or place of residence. Thus CPR forms, in effect, a 3.3 probability sample of the entire Swedish population. From CPR were drawn all men born in any of the years 1899, 1902, 1905, and so on, down to and including 1923. Thus there are nine birth cohorts, spaced with three-year intervals. Information about occupation in the present (son's) generation was taken from CPR. The method for gathering information on occupation in the previous (father's) generation was a different one. In CPR parish of birth (if in Sweden) and date of birth is always stated. Consequently every person can be located in the copies of the parish birth registers filed in Stockholm, and in these registers the father's occupation is stated (if the father is known). Other data collected from the CPR: place of birth and current place of residence, marital status, age of the parents, and informati

... Show more..

Subject area

Social and occupational mobility (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gösta Carlsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0224

Description

The sample was drawn by means of the central population register (CPR) of Statistics Sweden. CPR contains basic demographic and social data on every individual born on the 15th of any month, any year, and irrespective of place of birth or place of residence. Thus CPR forms, in effect, a 3.3 probability sample of the entire Swedish population. From CPR were drawn all men born in any of the years 1899, 1902, 1905, and so on, down to and including 1923. Thus there are nine birth cohorts, spaced with three-year intervals. Information about occupation in the present (son's) generation was taken from CPR. The method for gathering information on occupation in the previous (father's) generation was a different one. In CPR parish of birth (if in Sweden) and date of birth is always stated. Consequently every person can be located in the copies of the parish birth registers filed in Stockholm, and in these registers the father's occupation is stated (if the father is known). Other data collected from the CPR: place of birth and current place of residence, marital status, age of the parents, and informati

... Show more..

Language

Swedish

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Social and occupational mobility (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Associated documentation

Download metadata

Publications

Sort by name | Sort by year

Carlsson, G. (1958) Social mobility and class structure. Lund: Gleerups.
Libris Google Books

Erikson, R. (1983) Changes in Social Mobility in Industrial Nations: the Case of Sweden. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 2.
Libris Google Books

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s). If you are responsible for the catalogue entry, you can update the metadata/data description in DORIS.

Version 1.0

Download citation

Social mobility in Sweden 1954

Citation

Gösta Carlsson. Lund University, Department of Sociology (2007). <em>Social mobility in Sweden 1954</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001074">https://doi.org/10.5878/001074</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gösta Carlsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

18

Number of individuals/objects

15157

Published: 1988-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06