Esbo youth survey 1984

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tom Bryder - Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap, Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap

Research principal

Luleå University of Technology - Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap rorId


The sample consists of all school children in class 9 of the compulsory school system in the Esbo (Espoo) municipality, outside of Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland. The questionnaire was distributed in March, 1984, through the school authorities of Esbo, and this was practically done by the teachers of civics and history in the class rooms, a procedure which secured a rapid gathering of the 1 504 filled in questionnaires. Pupils that were ill or absent for other reasons were not included, and no attempts were made to make them participate at a later time. Question 52 in the questionnaire provides a hint about the extent of absence from school for the sample as a whole. Socially the sample is skewed. The majority of the respondents came from upper-middle class families, with fathers and mothers being economists, medical doctors, computer technologists, TV-people, etc.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


School children in class 9, of the compulsory school system in Esbo (Espoo) in Finland.

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1984-03-01 – 1984-03-31



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-03-01 – 1984-03-31
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Finland

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap

Topic and keywords

Research area

Unemployment (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)



Published: 1995-06-03
Last updated: 2020-01-17