Freelance '90

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Description:

The main purpose of this survey was to study the group of journalists who earn a living working as freelancer. Questions were asked about age, sex, marital status, housing, family size and composition, place of living, education and income. Other questions delt with ideological aspects on freelance work, the reason why one worked as a freelancer, and if it is easier or more difficult to fulfil certain criteria associated with the journalist rôle. How and to whom one sells material. What kind of material one sells, and if this is what one wants to produce. The position of freelancer on a political left-right scale and a scale measuring the green dimension, i.e. interest in environmental questions.

Subject area:

media, working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0275

Description:

The main purpose of this survey was to study the group of journalists who earn a living working as freelancer. Questions were asked about age, sex, marital status, housing, family size and composition, place of living, education and income. Other questions delt with ideological aspects on freelance work, the reason why one worked as a freelancer, and if it is easier or more difficult to fulfil certain criteria associated with the journalist rôle. How and to whom one sells material. What kind of material one sells, and if this is what one wants to produce. The position of freelancer on a political left-right scale and a scale measuring the green dimension, i.e. interest in environmental questions.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1990-05-01 — 1990-05-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Swedish freelance journalists

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Subject area:

media, working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Gunnarsson, T., & Yngvesson, T. (1990) Frilans 90. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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1997-09-01 doi:10.5878/001031

Freelance '90

Suggested citation:

Lennart Weibull. University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication (1997). Freelance '90. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001031

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1990-05-01 — 1990-05-01

Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

85

Number of individuals/objects:

158

Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06