Aging in society: Housing conditions for the elderly 1982

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Sociology rorId


This data collection is designed to increase knowledge concerning housing conditions for the elderly. Major areas of investigation include living conditions, the importance of accomodation, tendencies to move, moving destination, moving obstacles, moving activity, moving patterns, reasons for moving in the past, and the different social service efforts the elderly need to make it possible to stay in independent housing.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 65-85 years and residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Ur registret över totalbefolkningen har ett urval omfattande 2099 personer i åldrarna 65-85 år dragits.

Time period(s) investigated

1982-05-01 – 1982-06-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1982-05-01 – 1982-06-01
  • Data collector: Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology


  • Funding agency: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Delegationen för social forskning
Topic and keywords

Research area

Housing (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elderly (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Specific social services: use and availability (CESSDA Topic Classification)

General health and well-being (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Tornstam, L. (1982) Självständigt boende. Report no. 10. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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Published: 1986-10-01
Last updated: 2021-04-21