Family, Work and Leisure in the London Region, 1970 : Main Study


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The purpose of this survey was to examine the relationship between work, home and leisure in order to explain changes in family patterns; to provide demographic, social/behavioural and economic data for the analysis of family life.

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Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions Present and preferred occupation: type, hours, holidays, career structure, autonomy at work, whether physically or mentally tiring or boring. Journey to work. Present and preferred residence: size, district, tenure, type, garden. Leisure activities: home based, sports (active or spectator), other (e.g. going out for meals, museum visits, membership of clubs/organisations). Preferred activity (where and with whom preferred activity done). Work/Home interface: boredom, satisfaction, interference. Leisure/Home interface: boredom, satisfaction, interference. Married women: respondent's pattern of work (age and reasons), ideal number of children, pet ownership, opinion on London's traffic problem and local government spending, subjective social class, voting intention, newspapers read. Background Variables Age, sex, marital status, children (this information also gathered for friends and relatives with whom respondents spent their leisure time), place of birth, age when full-time education finished, age when first married, income, word score. A copy of the main questionnaire appears in Young and Willmott (1973) only.

One-stage stratified or systematic random sample

Face-to-face interview

Postal survey

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Creator Young, M., Institute of Community Studies; Willmott, P., Institute of Community Studies
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1973
Funding Reference Post Office; Leverhulme Trust; Sports Council; Centre for Environmental Studies; Nuffield Foundation
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Discipline Life Sciences; Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology
Spatial Coverage England