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Flash Eurobarometer 269 (Intergenerational Solidarity)
Flash Eurobarometer 269 (Intergenerational Solidarity)

Topic
Intergenerational Relationships
Public Attitudes towards Older Age
Relevance for this Topic
Country Europe
URL
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Dr. Meinhard Moschner, Eurobarometer Data Service
GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Köln
Germany
Phone: +49 (0221) 47694-460
Fax: +49 (0221) 47694-460
Email: meinhard.moschner(at)gesis.org
Url: http://www.gesis.org/en/eurobarometer/home/

Timeliness, transparency

Data collected from March 20-24, 2009 and released in April 2009

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


Access provided through DBK (Datenbestandskatalog) and ZACAT (social science data portal provided by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), both of which provide free access to complete ISSP data and documentation materials online; users must register online to obtain access and the data is only available for scientific analysis carried out in academic research and teaching. Complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered online subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product. The most recent data is labelled “pre-release”, which means the data is restricted because it has not been fully consolidated and checked (data from the fall of 2010 to 2012).

Conditions of access


must register online and state the objective of the research project; fees are only paid when CD-Roms or customised data are requested. Researchers must also inform the Data Archive about when their research project is completed.


Immediate access for online retrieval, analysis and download after registration. For customised requests, data can be shipped the next day.


Questionnaires, individual variable data, codebooks


SPSS, STATA


Data is available in English and questionnaires are available in the native languages of the participating countries

Access to data


Access provided through DBK (Datenbestandskatalog) and ZACAT (social science data portal provided by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), both of which provide free access to complete ISSP data and documentation materials online; users must register online to obtain access and the data is only available for scientific analysis carried out in academic research and teaching. Complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered online subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product. The most recent data is labelled “pre-release”, which means the data is restricted because it has not been fully consolidated and checked (data from the fall of 2010 to 2012).

Conditions of access


must register online and state the objective of the research project; fees are only paid when CD-Roms or customised data are requested. Researchers must also inform the Data Archive about when their research project is completed.


Immediate access for online retrieval, analysis and download after registration. For customised requests, data can be shipped the next day.


Questionnaires, individual variable data, codebooks


SPSS, STATA


Data is available in English and questionnaires are available in the native languages of the participating countries


Coverage


Data collected in March 2009 and released in April 2009 Sample size is slightly over 27,000 with a target sample size of 1,000 respondents from each participating country Participating countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Estonia, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Romania (EU-27).


2008 – first year of collection of Flash Eurobarometers was 2000


N/A


Random sample


N/A


15 and older


The survey covers a great number of topics, but its main focus is on intergenerational relations. It examines how older people are viewed by society and by themselves, intergenerational transfers in terms of money and care, the role of government in promoting intergenerational solidarity, participation and contribution to society, health care services provision, and finally opinions about pension systems and expenditures.


• Belletti, F. "2.4 Intergenerational Solidarity and EU Citizens’ Opinions: Some Indications for Policy Making". In Farrer, L., & William, L. "Spotlights on Contemporary Family Life – FAMILYPLATFORM – Families in Europe". FAMILYPLATFORM, Brussels (2011): 84-98. • Eurostat. “Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A Statistical Portrait of the European Union 2012.” Eurostat Statistical books (2012). • Melville, J., & Bernard, M. "Intergenerational Shared Sites: Policy and Practice Developments in the UK." Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 9(3) (2011): 237-249. • Piggott, J., & Whitehouse, E. R. "Paying for the Past, Providing for the Future: Intergenerational Solidarity". Paper presented at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy, Paris, May 2-3 (2011). • Zaidi, A., Gasior, K., & Sidorenko, A. "Intergenerational solidarity: policy challenges and societal responses". Policy Brief, European Centre Vienna (2010). • Zaidi, A., Gasior, K., & Manchin, R. "Population Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity: International Policy Frameworks and European Public Opinion". Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 10(3) (2012): 214-227.

Coverage


Data collected in March 2009 and released in April 2009 Sample size is slightly over 27,000 with a target sample size of 1,000 respondents from each participating country Participating countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Estonia, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Romania (EU-27).


2008 – first year of collection of Flash Eurobarometers was 2000


N/A


Random sample


N/A


15 and older


The survey covers a great number of topics, but its main focus is on intergenerational relations. It examines how older people are viewed by society and by themselves, intergenerational transfers in terms of money and care, the role of government in promoting intergenerational solidarity, participation and contribution to society, health care services provision, and finally opinions about pension systems and expenditures.


• Belletti, F. "2.4 Intergenerational Solidarity and EU Citizens’ Opinions: Some Indications for Policy Making". In Farrer, L., & William, L. "Spotlights on Contemporary Family Life – FAMILYPLATFORM – Families in Europe". FAMILYPLATFORM, Brussels (2011): 84-98. • Eurostat. “Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A Statistical Portrait of the European Union 2012”. Eurostat Statistical books (2012). • Melville, J., & Bernard, M. "Intergenerational Shared Sites: Policy and Practice Developments in the UK". Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 9(3) (2011): 237-249. • Piggott, J., & Whitehouse, E. R. "Paying for the Past, Providing for the Future: Intergenerational Solidarity". Paper presented at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy, Paris, May 2-3 (2011). • Zaidi, A., Gasior, K., & Sidorenko, A. "Intergenerational solidarity: policy challenges and societal responses". Policy Brief, European Centre Vienna (2010). • Zaidi, A., Gasior, K., & Manchin, R. "Population Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity: International Policy Frameworks and European Public Opinion". Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 10(3) (2012): 214-227.


Linkage


N/A


N/A

Linkage


N/A


N/A


Data quality


The data has been checked for completeness, missing and duplicated records, for illegal codes, and any other potential errors in the data. The data is then corrected and documented.


The survey was carried out by Gallup Europe, however, various national organisations were responsible for conducting the interviews in the participating countries.


Appears to be no inconsistencies

Data quality


The data has been checked for completeness, missing and duplicated records, for illegal codes, and any other potential errors in the data. The data is then corrected and documented.


The survey was carried out by Gallup Europe, however, various national organisations were responsible for conducting the interviews in the participating countries.


Appears to be no inconsistencies


Applicability


The Flash Eurobarometer 269 is useful in understanding intergenerational relationships and how different generations view each other. Furthermore, it includes opinions about the role of public authorities in promoting intergenerational solidarity, as well as about pension systems and costs, and could therefore be highly relevant for policy making. This is also evident from the high number of policy related papers using the survey results. As a cross-country comparison is also possible, it could help policy makers identify best policy practices. Finally, the data is still fairly relevant since the survey was carried out in 2009, but since it was a flash Eurobarometer, it is not overly detailed in its information. It also does not allow for tracking changes over time.

Applicability


The Flash Eurobarometer 269 is useful in understanding intergenerational relationships and how different generations view each other. Furthermore, it includes opinions about the role of public authorities in promoting intergenerational solidarity, as well as about pension systems and costs, and could therefore be highly relevant for policy making. This is also evident from the high number of policy related papers using the survey results. As a cross-country comparison is also possible, it could help policy makers identify best policy practices. Finally, the data is still fairly relevant since the survey was carried out in 2009, but since it was a flash Eurobarometer, it is not overly detailed in its information. It also does not allow for tracking changes over time.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Diana Lopez-Falcon
  • (see Partners)