By Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf
The e-book comprises 5 components and a concluding bankruptcy. half 1 covers basic difficulties and offers ideas for the harmonisation of knowledge from diverse nationwide and/or cultural contexts. within the moment half EUROSTAT and ESOMAR current their proven regular tools. confirmed tools every one protecting one variable (i.e. career, schooling) are provided within the 3rd half. The fourth half back contains steered instruments for the harmonisation of unmarried variables for which standardised tools usually are not but on hand (i.e. age, faith, ethnicity, loved ones, relations, income). The final half provides chosen empirical analyses demonstrating the use and fruitfulness of tools provided before.
This e-book is especially written for 2 teams. First, researchers and practitioners desirous about comparative learn in Europe. moment, researchers operating with info of the statistical workplaces of eu international locations and information from associations of the eu Union.
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This sampling frame was crea ted by the institute s organised in the ADM and it has becom e accepted as the standard for face-to-face interviews in Germany. ADM also suggested an approach for telephon e sampling, which is prac tised by all of its members (see ADM and AG:MA 1999, Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik (997). In most cou ntries this approac h can not be used as the pop ulation does not have to reg ister. In other cou ntries having centra l population registers, this approa ch can be carried out more easily, since these reg isters are much easier to access for the purposes of empirica l social research than the legal situat ion in Germany allows .
44 Michael Braun. Rolf Uher In reminding respondents about what count as deductions, the ALLBUS quest ion is rather general (taxes and other deductions) . The question is more salient for employed people. It is not at all certain that this kind of formulation reminds people who do not work to think about their various sources of Income . In some economics, income might be measured in livestock as much as in monetary un its, so different reminders will be needed in different places. In sum , in order to improve measurement mid term , we suggest the following : a) We need information from members about how income is measured in their countries in larger social surveys.
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Advances in Cross-National Comparison: A European Working Book for Demographic and Socio-Economic Variables by Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf