Public opinion about social assistance in Sweden 1985

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Renato Aguilar - University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Description:

The questions about social assistance included opinions on how much money per month adults and children in different age groups needs, the level of assistance that should be given for each additional child as compared to the level of assistance attributed to the first child, and level of assistance compared to the level of old-age pension. The respondents were asked if they believed that their own family was entitled to social assistance, and what they would do if there would not be enough money for food and rent. Background variables included information on marital status, age, existence of children in the family, type of neighbourhood, education, labour force status, socio-economic status, and monthly disposable income.

Subject area:

social welfare policy (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Social Work (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Renato Aguilar - University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0448

Description:

The questions about social assistance included opinions on how much money per month adults and children in different age groups needs, the level of assistance that should be given for each additional child as compared to the level of assistance attributed to the first child, and level of assistance compared to the level of old-age pension. The respondents were asked if they believed that their own family was entitled to social assistance, and what they would do if there would not be enough money for food and rent. Background variables included information on marital status, age, existence of children in the family, type of neighbourhood, education, labour force status, socio-economic status, and monthly disposable income.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1985-05-01 — 1985-06-30

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 16 and older

Time Method:

Funding:

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Delegationen för social forskning

Swedish Council for Social Research

Subject area:

social welfare policy (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Social Work (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Aguilar, R., & Gustafsson, B. (1988) Public Opinion about Social Assistance in Sweden. European Journal of Political Research, 16:251-276.

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1996-06-18 doi:10.5878/002460

Public opinion about social assistance in Sweden 1985

Suggested citation:

Björn Gustafsson, Renato Aguilar. University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics (1996). Public opinion about social assistance in Sweden 1985. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002460

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Renato Aguilar - University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-05-01 — 1985-06-30

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

33

Number of individuals/objects:

880

Published: 1994-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06