International Social Survey Programme

Social Inequality

The ISSP Social Inequality module series comprises four surveys conducted in 1987, 1992, 1999 and 2009. Successive surveys are always partial replications of earlier surveys.

ISSP Social Inequality modules mainly deal with issues, such as attitudes towards income inequality, views on earnings and incomes, legitimation of inequality, career advancement by means of family background and networks, social cleavages and conflict among groups, and the current and past social position.

Please, note that ISSP Social Inequality data is also available as a cumulated data file, allowing for cross-national analyses over time.

Participating countries 1987, 1992, 1999, 2009

Participating countries

1987 

  1992 

  1999 

2009
Argentina X
AustraliaXXXX
AustriaXXXX
BelgiumX
Brazil(X)
BulgariaXXX
CanadaXX(X)
ChileXX
ChinaX
CroatiaX
CyprusXX
Czech Republic XX
Czechoslovakia  X**
Denmark(X)X
EstoniaX
FinlandX
FranceXX
Germany X*XXX
Great BritainXXXX
HungaryXXXX
IcelandX
Ireland(X)(X)
IsraelXX
ItalyXXX
JapanXX
LatviaXX
NetherlandsX(X)(X)
New ZealandXXX
Northern IrelandX
NorwayXXX
PhilippinesXXX
PolandXXXX
PortugalXX
RussiaXXX
Slovakia XX
SloveniaXXX
South AfricaX
South KoreaX
Spain(X)XX
SwedenXXX
SwitzerlandX(X)X
TaiwanX
TurkeyX
UkraineX
USAXXXX
VenezuelaX

 

(X) = Not integrated, but available on request

*: In 1987 Germany was still divided in West and East Germany and only the Western part of Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) participated in the module.
**: In 1992 it was Czechoslovakia (CSFR) participating in the Social Inequality module. Since 1993 Czechoslovakia is split up into Slovakia and Czech Republic.