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ZA1700: International Social Survey Programme: Family and Changing Gender Roles I - ISSP 1988

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  • ZA1700_2005-11-24.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA1700_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 116 KBytes
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  • ZA1700_q_au.pdf (Questionnaire) 385 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 502 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 664 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 241 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 206 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 468 KBytes
  • ZA1700_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 376 KBytes
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  • ZA1490_all_Overview_Duplicated_Records.xlsx (Table) 204 KBytes
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International Social Survey Programme 1988: Family and Changing Gender Roles I (ISSP 1988)
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (1990): International Social Survey Programme: Family and Changing Gender Roles I - ISSP 1988. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1700 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1700
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: Family and Changing Gender Roles I - ISSP 1988
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1990)
Date of Collection02.1988 - 05.1989
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Davis, James A. - NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
  • Eurisko, Milano
  • Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz
  • SCP, Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, Rijkswijk
  • SCPR, Social and Community Planning Research, London
  • Smith, Tom W. - NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
  • SSRC, Social Science Research Centre, University College, Dublin
  • TARKI, Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesüles, Budapest
  • ZUMA, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden, und Analysen, Mannheim


AbstractThe significance of family and changing sex roles. Topics: attitude to employment of women (scale); importance of personal employment; preferred extent of employment of women during various stages of child raising; preferred measures to care for babies of working couples; attitude to partnership, marriage and marriage; attitude to single fathers and mothers; attitude to a right for homosexual couples to get married; ideal number of children and judgement on selected family sizes; attitude to children (scale); judgement on the divorce law; preference for divorce or continuation of a disturbed marriage; employment of mother during childhood of respondent; personal divorces; earlier divorce of present partner; simultaneous employment of spouse/partner; time worked each week; occupation status and management functions; times of unemployment; self-classification on a left-right continuum; self-assessment of social class; residential status; ethnic affiliation; country of origin of family; union membership; personal unemployment; party preference (Sunday question) and behavior at the polls in the last election; religiousness; occupation and training of parents. The following questions were also posed to married people: living together with partner before marriage and start of living together; extent of employment during various stages of child raising; income of both spouses.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Family life and marriage
  • Gender and gender roles
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Austria (AT)
  • United States of America (US)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Australia (AU)
UniversePersons 18 years old and older (in FRG, GB, IR); in Austria and in Netherlands 16 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Mail, written as well as oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorEURISKO, Milano; IFES-Institut, Wien; NORC, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago; NIPO, Nederlands Institut voor de Publieke Opinie en het Marktonderzoek, Amsterdam; SCPR, Social and Community Planning Research, London; ESRI, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; TARKI, Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles, Budapest; GETAS, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 02.1988 - 05.1989 (Austria June to July 1988 Hungary June to July 1988 Netherlands November 1988 to January 1989 Ireland November 1988 to February 1989 USA February to April 1988 FRG April to July 1988 Great Britain March to May 1989 )

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
1996-3-3V2 (Respondent ID Number) - Ireland: Identical ID NumbersIrish respondents with identical ID Numbers: #9110139 (two cases, equal responses); #9241741 (two cases, different responses). Some of these cases have different responses and thus are probably really different respondents. We leave it to your decision whether these cases with equal and/or different responses should be excluded from secondary analyses.
2018-2-1Information on identified duplicated records in ISSP datasets:Please, check in document ‘ZA1490_All_Overview_Duplicated Records.xlsx’ in tab ‘Data & Documents’, subtab ’Other Documents’, whether the dataset at hand contains any identified duplicated records. The document also offers recommendations for treatment.
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe number of cases for the individual countries were: Austria 972 oral survey along with the ISSP 1987 Hungary 1737 oral survey Netherlands 1737 questionnaire to be filled out as appendix of a main survey Italy 1028 oral survey Ireland 1005 questionnaire to be filled out as part of a personal interview USA 1414 written survey as part of an oral interview FRG 2994 Great Britain 1307 written survey along with ISSP 1989 as drop-off subsequent to an oral survey
Number of Units: 12194
Number of Variables: 148
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual program of cross-national survey collaboration, covering a wide range of topics important for social science research. Since 1985 the ISSP provides international data sets, enabling cross-cultural and cross-temporal research.
  • ISSP - Module Topic: Family and Changing Gender Roles
    ‘Family and Changing Gender Roles’ is one of the eleven ISSP topic modules. Central themes are gender related issues, such as attitudes towards women’s employment, marriage, children and financial support, household management and partnership.