ISSP 1999 - Social inequality III: Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0727

This study is part of the collection ISSP - International Social Survey Programme

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology


This survey is the Swedish part of the 1999 'International Social Survey Program'. ISSP is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1984, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys.

The topic of 1999 was 'Social inequality'. In this survey the respondents had to give their opinions on equality of income, wealth, and opportunity. Respondents were asked to give an estimate of average monthly income of selected occupational groups and inform on a justified income for the members of these occupational groups from the point of view of the respondent. The respondents also had to give their judgement on total taxation for recipients of high, middle and low income. Other questions dealt with perceived social conflicts in the country; different criterias for establishing work pay; attitudes towards people receiveing different kinds of social benefits. Socio-economic background information include occupation, trade union affiliation, education, housing, income, marital status, spouse's occupation, in

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Protection and ethical review

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Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 17-80 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1999-02-01 – 1999-06-01

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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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Topic and keywords

Research area

Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social welfare systems/structures, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Särkimukka, J., Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (2000) ISSP 1999 - Åsikter om ojämlikhet i Sverige II. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

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Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2009). ISSP 1999 - Social inequality III: Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-02–1999-05
  • Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2000-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18