Social mobility in Sweden 1954

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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

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Subject area:

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

Responsible department/unit:

Lund University, Department of Sociology

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

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Language:

Swedish

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Subject area:

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

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Carlsson, G. (1958) Social mobility and class structure. Lund: Gleerups.
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Erikson, R. (1983) Changes in Social Mobility in Industrial Nations: the Case of Sweden. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 2.
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2007-11-13 doi:10.5878/001074

Social mobility in Sweden 1954

Suggested citation:

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Gösta Carlsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

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Number of individuals/objects:

15157

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