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FSD2463 European Social Survey 2008: Finnish Data

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Authors

  • Jowell, Roger (City University. Centre for Comparative Social Surveys)
  • ESS Central Coordinating Team
  • Ervasti, Heikki (University of Turku. Department of Social Policy)

Keywords

age discrimination, elderly, political behaviour, political participation, public services, social networks, social security, social welfare, trust, values, well-being (health)

Abstract

The survey studied several themes, including the use of media, social trust, political participation and interest, political trust, political orientation and commitment, satisfaction with own circumstances and certain public services, perceptions of own well-being, religious views, experiences of discrimination, and national and ethnic identity. These themes are recurring in different ESS rounds. Themes for the rotating modules in this collection round included welfare attitudes and ageism.

The self-administered follow-up questionnaire included the Schwartz Human Values Scale as well as test questions controlling the main questionnaire. Questions about the use of social security benefits and globalisation were also asked.

The respondents' socio-demographics were widely charted, including, among others, household composition, gender, age, type of neighbourhood, education, occupation, background information on spouse and parents, trade union membership, household income, and marital status.

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