Abuse of elderly in Denmark 1987

SND-ID: snd0266-2. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001030


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Sociology rorId


During the autumn of 1987, surveys were carried out simultaneously in Sweden and Denmark on abuse of elderly people. Questions were asked about personal knowledge of older people who have been subjected to abuse, threats of abuse, financial exploitation, theft or gross neglect.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16 or more residing in Denmark

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

1987-10-05 – 1987-10-16



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-05 – 1987-10-16
  • Data collector: Statistics Denmark
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Denmark

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Topic and keywords

Research area

Crime and law enforcement (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elderly (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Tornstam, L. (1988) Misshandling og omsorgsvigt af aeldre. Gerontologi og Samfund, 1:7-9.

Tornstam, L. (1989) Abuse of Elderly in Denmark and Sweden. Results from a Population Study. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Vol 1:35-44.
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Tornstam, L. (1989) Äldremisshandel i hemmet. Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, no. 5-6:216-222.
Swepub | Till lärosätets (uu) databas

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Published: 1993-03-01
Last updated: 2023-08-16