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Quality of Life; Urban Britain 1975

Title details

SN: 915
Title: Quality of Life; Urban Britain 1975
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-915-1
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: 915,

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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:
As for 249 (UK Urban 1974).

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: March 1975 - May 1975
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Urban residents
Adults aged 18+ in urban areas of Great Britain excluding Northern Ireland and Scotland north of the Caledonian Canal
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Two-stage probability sample stratified by region and economic activity. Systematic sample from electoral register
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 1977
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
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Study information and citation UKDA_Study_915_Information.htm 6
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By principal investigator(s):
Hall, J.F., `Subjective measures of quality of life in Britain 1971 - 75: some developments and trends', Social Trends No. 7 (HMSO, 1976)

  • Abrams, M., `Aspects of life-satisfaction' IN Profiles of the elderly Vol. 1 (Age Concern, 1977)
    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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