Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Social Survey Austria
Österreichischer Sozialer Survey

Topic
Wellbeing
Work and Productivity
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
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Governance

Contact information

Wolfgang Schultz/Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien, in collaboration with Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz; Institut für Soziologie, Universität Linz
Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien
Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Phone: +43 316 380 3541
Fax: +43 316 380 9515
Email: wolfgang.schulz(at)univie.ac.at
Url: http://80.75.252.24:8080/webview/index.jsp

Timeliness, transparency

Survey carried out between December 2003 and February 2004; main report published in 2005.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Face-to-fact interviews conducted at home

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Face-to-face interviews at home

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Face-to-face interviews at home


Access to data

Conditions of access


Microdata available at no charge for teaching and research purposes; users must register and are subject to WISDOM user guidelines


Microdata


SPSS


The data is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Microdata available at no charge for teaching and research purposes; users must register and are subject to WISDOM user guidelines


Microdata


SPSS


The data is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Microdata available at no charge for teaching and research purposes; users must register and are subject to WISDOM user guidelines


Microdata


SPSS


The data is only available in German.


Coverage


The data was collected in 1986, 1993, and 2003. The sample size in 2003 was 2,047.


1986


State (Bundesland), gender, age (crosscuts)


Austrian resident population (IFES Address Archive used)


NUTS 2


Population aged 16 and over


Target group representative, though younger age cohorts and men are underrepresented.


Data collected on job and employment, family and the role of women, religion, politics, cultural and political involvement, and subjective quality of life. The Social Survey seeks to collect information on the values, attitudes and behaviour patterns of the Austrian population. A special aspect of the survey is the observation of social change. Corresponds to Work and Productivity, Social, Cultural and Civic Engagement, and Wellbeing topics


• "Austria at the Turn of the Century. Social Values and Quality of Life" (Österreich in der Jahrhundertwende. Gesellschaftliche Werthaltungen und Lebensqualität 1986-2004)

Coverage


The data was collected in 1986, 1993, and 2003. The sample size in 2003 was 2,047.


1986


State (Bundesland), gender, age (crosscuts)


Austrian resident population (IFES Address Archive used)


NUTS 2


Population aged 16 and above


Target group representative, though younger age cohorts and men are underrepresented.


Data collected on job and employment, family and the role of women, religion, politics, cultural and political involvment, and subjective quality of life. The Social Survey seeks to collect information on the values, attitudes and behaviour patterns of the Austrian population. A special aspect of the survey is the observation of social change. Corresponds to Work and Productivity, Social, Cultural and Civic Engagement, and Wellbeing topics


• "Austria at the Turn of the Century. Social Values and Quality of Life" (Österreich in der Jahrhundertwende. Gesellschaftliche Werthaltungen und Lebensqualität 1986-2004)

Coverage


The data was collected in 1986, 1993, and 2003. The sample size in 2003 was 2,047.


1986


State (Bundesland), gender, age (crosscuts)


Austrian resident population (IFES Address Archive used)


NUTS 2


Population aged 16 and over


Target group representative, though younger age cohorts and men are underrepresented.


Data collected on job and employment, family and the role of women, religion, politics, cultural and political involvement, and subjective quality of life. The Social Survey seeks to collect information on the values, attitudes and behaviour patterns of the Austrian population. A special aspect of the survey is the observation of social change. Corresponds to Work and Productivity, Social, Cultural and Civic Engagement, and Wellbeing topics


• "Austria at the Turn of the Century. Social Values and Quality of Life" (Österreich in der Jahrhundertwende. Gesellschaftliche Werthaltungen und Lebensqualität 1986-2004)


Linkage


ISCO


The 2003 survey was undertaken with the express purpose to link results to the 1986 and 1993 versions. This survey/Austria participates in the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and part of the survey data is therefore comparable to other participating country data.

Linkage


ISCO


The 2003 survey was undertaken with the express purpose to link results to the 1986 and 1993 versions. This survey/Austria participates in the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and part of the survey data is therefore comparable to other participating country data.

Linkage


ISCO


The 2003 survey was undertaken with the express purpose to link results to the 1986 and 1993 versions. This survey/Austria participates in the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and part of the survey data is therefore comparable to other participating country data.


Data quality


Plausibility checks conducted; quality checks conducted for every seventh interview via telephone follow-up


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology reported

Data quality


Plausibilty checks conducted; quality checks conducted for every seventh interview via telephone follow-up


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology reported

Data quality


Plausibility checks conducted; quality checks conducted for every seventh interview via telephone follow-up


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology reported


Applicability


Strengths: The data can be easily linked across waves and the microdata is easily accessible. By participating in the ISSP research agenda, a degree of data comparability is ensured with other participating countries. Weaknesses: Men in all age groups are underrepresented and may limit the robustness of data.

Applicability


Strengths: The data can be easily linked across waves and the microdata is easily accessible. By participating in the ISSP research agenda, a degree of data comparability is ensured with other participating countries. Weaknesses: Men in all age groups are underrepresented and may limit the robustness of data.

Applicability


Strengths: The data can be easily linked across waves and the microdata is easily accessible. By participating in the ISSP research agenda, a degree of data comparability is ensured with other participating countries. Weaknesses: Men in all age groups are underrepresented and may limit the robustness of data.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)