Multiscopo ISTAT – Family and Social Subjects (2009)



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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
FSS - Family, Social Subjects and Childhood Condition

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The survey Family, Social Subjects and Childhood Condition, which is part of an integrated system of social surveys – the ISTAT Multiscopo – points out the basic information relating to the daily life of individuals and families. The survey, conducted every five years, includes the following:

  • family structure and the “commuting” of the family;
  • the kinship networks, networks of informal help and assistance received during critical events;
  • child care;
  • the life of the couple and the wedding;
  • the exit from the immediate family and the life cycle;
  • the permanence of young adults in the family;
  • the characteristics and opinions on some aspects of daily life;
  • the working careers, job search, job interruptions, social mobility and intentions for the future.

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Topic Classification:

  • LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT - employment
  • SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS - family life and marriage
  • SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS - gender and gender roles
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - time use
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: geographical area

    Analysis Unit: individual, family

    Universe: residents in Italy

    Sample Procedure: 17,788 families and 43,850 individuals. Two-stage stratified random sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, self-administered questionnaire

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 2 datasets in SPSS format (file ISTAT A: regional code and geographic division; file ISTAT B: geographic division and municipality width); 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 methodological notes in PDF format (ita); 1 ZIP file with 2 codebook (file A and B) in PDF format (ita) (5 file)


    Methodological Notes (pdf):
    Codebook (zip):
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    DDI Documentation


    1. Arosio A. (2015). Parental divorce, cohabitation and the celebration of marriage in Italy. International Review of Sociology25(1), 166-179. doi:10.1080/03906701.2014.976950

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    Istat. (2009) Multiscopo ISTAT – Family and Social Subjects. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN104. Data file version 2.0

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