Esbo youth survey 1984

SND-ID: SND 0778

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tom Bryder - Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap


The sample consists of all school children in class 9 of the compulsory school system in the Esbo (Espoo) municipality, outside of Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland. The questionnaire was distributed in March, 1984, through the school authorities of Esbo, and this was practically done by the teachers of civics and history in the class rooms, a procedure which secured a rapid gathering of the 1 504 filled in questionnaires. Pupils that were ill or absent for other reasons were not included, and no attempts were made to make them participate at a later time. Question 52 in the questionnaire provides a hint about the extent of absence from school for the sample as a whole. Socially the sample is skewed. The majority of the respondents came from upper-middle class families, with fathers and mothers being economists, medical doctors, computer technologists, TV-people, etc.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Luleå University of Technology

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


School children in class 9, of the compulsory school system in Esbo (Espoo) in Finland.

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1984-03-01 – 1984-03-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Finland

Topic and keywords

Research area

Unemployment, Political behaviour and attitudes, Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)



Esbo youth survey 1984

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


Tom Bryder. Luleå University of Technology (1995). Esbo youth survey 1984. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tom Bryder - Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap

Data collection

  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-03-01–1984-03-31
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Published: 2002-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-17