The Resource Harmonising demographic and socio-economic variables for cross-national comparative survey research, Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Uwe Warner

Harmonising demographic and socio-economic variables for cross-national comparative survey research, Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Uwe Warner

Label
Harmonising demographic and socio-economic variables for cross-national comparative survey research
Title
Harmonising demographic and socio-economic variables for cross-national comparative survey research
Statement of responsibility
Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Uwe Warner
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explains harmonisation techniques that can be used in survey research to align national systems of categories and definitions in such a way that comparison is possible across countries and cultures. It provides an introduction to instruments for collecting internationally comparable data of interest to survey researchers. It shows how seven key demographic and socio-economic variables can be harmonised and employed in European comparative surveys. The seven key variables discussed in detail are: education, occupation, income, activity status, private household, ethnicity, and family. These demographic and socio-economic variables are background variables that no survey can do without. They frequently have the greatest explanatory capacity to analyse social structures, and are a mirror image of the way societies are organised nationally. This becomes readily apparent when one attempts, for example, to compare national education systems. Moreover, a comparison of the national definitions of concepts such as "private household" reveals several different historically and culturally shaped underlying concepts. Indeed, some European countries do not even have a word for "private household". Hence such national definitions and categories cannot simply be translated from one culture to another
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
300.72/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM538
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Harmonising demographic and socio-economic variables for cross-national comparative survey research, Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Uwe Warner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harmonisation of Demographic and Socio-Economic Variables -- The Harmonisation Process: Harmonisation is not Translation -- Existing Measurement Instruments for Data Collection -- Background Variables for Cross-National Comparative Research: Data Sources -- Core Social Variables and Their Implentation in Measurement Instruments -- The Proposed Set of Instruments at a Glance -- Comparability of Currently Available Survey Data
Control code
ocn862227806
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400772373
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-7238-0
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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unknown
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.b29303072
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862227806
  • ebl9400772386

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