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Quality of Life; Stoke, 1973/74

Title details

SN: 250
Title: Quality of Life; Stoke, 1973/74
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-250-1
Series: Quality of Life, 1971-1975
Depositor: Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Principal investigator(s): Abrams, M., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Hall, J.F., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Data collector(s): Research Services Limited
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council


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Abrams, M., Hall, J.F. Quality of Life. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 250,

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Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture


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The purpose of this study was to probe subjective indicators of social life in various aspects - housing, health, education, job, standard of living, district, democratic processes and leisure.
Main Topics:
District questions specific to Stoke were asked in addition to those in the standard questionnaire.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: November 1973 - February 1974
Country: England
Geography: Stoke-on-Trent
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: Subnational
Urban residents
All adults in Stoke-on-Trent (3 constituencies)
Time dimensions: Follow-up to cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Probability, stratified, 60 starting points systematically chosen
Number of units: 553 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No information recorded

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1976
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By principal investigator(s):
Hall, J. and Perry, N., Aspects of leisure in two industrial cities, (Social Science Research Council Survey Unit Occasional Paper No. 5, 1975)
Abrams, M., (1973) 'Subjective social indicators', Social Trends, Central Statistical Office: HMSO.

  • Hall, J., (1973) 'Measuring quality of life using sample surveys', IN G. Stober and D. Schumacher (eds.) Technology assessment and quality of life, Elsevier.
  • Hall, D., Lord, D., Marsh, C., et al (1976) Users manual : Quality of Life Survey (Urban Britain : 1973) : distribution of responses and questionnaire, London: Social Science Research Council. ISBN 0900296-54-2.

    Resulting from secondary analysis:
    McKennell, A. (1973) Cognition and affect in judgements of subjective well-being, Institute of Social Research, unpublished paper.

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