By Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf

ISBN-10: 1441991867

ISBN-13: 9781441991867

ISBN-10: 1461348285

ISBN-13: 9781461348283

The e-book involves 5 components and a concluding bankruptcy. half 1 covers basic difficulties and provides options for the harmonisation of information from varied nationwide and/or cultural contexts. within the moment half EUROSTAT and ESOMAR current their tested common tools. established tools every one masking one variable (i.e. profession, schooling) are awarded within the 3rd half. The fourth half back comprises prompt instruments for the harmonisation of unmarried variables for which standardised tools aren't but to be had (i.e. age, faith, ethnicity, loved ones, relations, income). The final half offers chosen empirical analyses demonstrating the use and fruitfulness of tools awarded before.

This e-book is principally written for 2 teams. First, researchers and practitioners interested in comparative study in Europe. moment, researchers operating with info of the statistical places of work of eu nations and information from associations of the ecu Union.

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Htm) . The ISSP and its Approach to Background Variables SPWRKST 39 Spouse/partner: current employment status , main sourc e of living Spouse/partner: occupation, four digit 1988 ISCO / ILO SPISC088 occupation code (ifR not working ask most recent job) SPWRKTYP Spouse/partner: Working for private sector, public sector or self-employed (ifR not working ask most recent job) Family income INCOME Respondent's earnings RINCOME How many persons in household HOMPOP Household composition: adults and children (less than 18 HHCYCLE years) RELIG Religious denomination (asked country-specific but re-coded to standard) A2.

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Harmonising Data in Official Statistics 27 whereby all possibilities of approximation are exhausted, and hence undesired discrepancies are remedied as far as possible. If one takes a closer view, it is however possible for the strategy of input harmonisation to show significant restrictions as to the quality of the international comparison: • Firstly, in a large number of cases, the strategy of input harmonisation cannot be applied at alI: The basic problem named at the outset of the institutional differences between the states does not apply only to the standardisation of concepts, but also to the area of the measurement procedures.

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