This investigation on Swedish women aged 20-45 years shed light on their views on family and working life. The questions are divided into nine parts: Background describe marital status, household composition, housing, and environment growing up in. Furthermore the women had to state if they agreed or not with a number of statements concerning children and parenthood. Education and occupation dealt with experienced education, plans and desires on further education, time of changing from one occupation to another, attitude toward part-time work, housework and plans on going out to work after parental leave. Gainfully employed were asked questions about time spent travelling to work and working hours. Questions about pregnancy and child bearing dealt with if the pregnancy was planned, if she had to wait for a long time, if the child was wanted, if it was born at a suitable time, and if any pregnancy had been broken. The part concerning birth control dealt with the use of different contraceptives. Present cohabiting include questions about marriage and cohabiting, when moving together, and if one... Show more..
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Unit of analysis
Swedish women born 1936-1960
Time period(s) investigated
1981-03-01 – 1981-10-01
Geographic location: Sweden
Reproductive health, Employment, Gender and gender roles, Family life and marriage, Children
(CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
housing, occupations, employment, family environment, leisure time, children, housework, marriage, domestic responsibilities, child care, income, educational background, employment history, marital status, parent attitude, subsidiary employment, overtime, pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, contraceptive devices, spouses, marital history, paternity leave, household budgets, households, commuting, birth control, hours of work, still-birth, miscarriage
Statistics Sweden (1983) Arbete och barn. Information i prognosfrågor IPF 1983:4. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Statistics Sweden (1984) Att fråga om barn. Teknisk beskrivning av undersökningen Kvinnor i Sverige. Bakgrundsmaterial från Prognosinstitutet 1984:4. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Statistics Sweden (1982) Kvinnor och barn. Information i prognosfrågor IPF 1982:4. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
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Data format / data structure
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1981-03-01–1981-10-01
- Source of the data: Population group
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