Welfare state survey 1992

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Björn Halleröd - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Rune Åberg - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Description

This survey inquiring the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes was financed by the ministry of finance through the ´Kommittén för utvärdering av skattereformen´ (KUSK). For a number of statements occurring in the current Swedish debate the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. Other questions dealt with their opinion on public expenses and social service; if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused. Respondents also had to report their own experiences of social services during the last three years. A number of questions dealt with opinions on the Swedish taxes

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Subject area

economic policy, public expenditure and revenue, social welfare policy, social welfare systems/structures, specific social services: use and availability, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Björn Halleröd - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Rune Åberg - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0489

Alternative title

Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna 1992

Description

This survey inquiring the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes was financed by the ministry of finance through the ´Kommittén för utvärdering av skattereformen´ (KUSK). For a number of statements occurring in the current Swedish debate the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. Other questions dealt with their opinion on public expenses and social service; if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused. Respondents also had to report their own experiences of social services during the last three years. A number of questions dealt with opinions on the Swedish taxes

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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1992-02-01 — 1992-05-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-74 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Funding

Committee for Evaluating Tax Reform

Subject area

economic policy, public expenditure and revenue, social welfare policy, social welfare systems/structures, specific social services: use and availability, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Sundström, E., & Svallfors, S. (1995) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna : kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Svallfors, S. (1995) The End of Class Politics? Structural Cleavages and Attitudes to Swedish Welfare Policies. Acta Sociologica, 1995.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Svenskarna och välfärdspolitiken: opinionstrender 1970-93. Häften för kritiska studier, nr 2-3, 1994, s. 39-52.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Farväl till välfärdsstaten? Attityder till svensk välfärdspolitik 1986-92. In Har vi råd att avvara välfärden?. Stockholm: FKF debatt.

Åberg, R. (1993) Århundradets skattereform? Politik och opinion kring 1991 års skattereform. Stockholm: Norstedts.
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Svallfors, S. (1995) Den svenska välfärdsopinionen. Välfärdsbulletinen, nr 1, 1995.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Farväl till välfärdsstaten. TLM nr 19, 1994, s. 21-24.

Svallfors, S. (1995) Svenskarna och välfärdspolitiken: opinionstrender 1970-93. Stockholm: TCO.

Eger, M A. Even in Sweden: The effect of immigration on support for welfare state spending. Studentarbete vid Department of Sociology, University of Washington

Svallfors, S. (1995) Den stabila välfärdsopinionen : attityder till svensk välfärdspolitik 1986-1992. Report no 5, project Opinioner kring 1991 års skattereform. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

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Welfare state survey 1992

Suggested citation

Jonas Edlund, Björn Halleröd, Stefan Svallfors, Rune Åberg. Umeå University, Department of Sociology (1995). <em>Welfare state survey 1992</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002649">https://doi.org/10.5878/002649</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Björn Halleröd - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Rune Åberg - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1992-02-01 — 1992-05-01

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

103

Number of individuals/objects

1346

Response rate/participation rate

76 (vägd)

Published: 1995-01-01
Last updated: 2020-02-03