Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth - Children (DLSY-C), 2010

Principal Investigator


Codebook: Variables, universes, concepts, survey design and frequency distribution



The purpose of the study ‘Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth - Children (DLSY-C), 2010’ is to expand the youth longitudinal study to include three generations of Danes from the same family.


In May 1968 researchers interviewed 3100 teenagers, who were all around 14 years old and in the seventh grade. A parent and a grandparent of the respondents also participated in the survey. The respondents in the 1968-survey have been interviewed repeatedly the next 40 years.

This makes the respondents of this survey the “third generation” of the Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Only a few studies examining families over three generations are available. This type of study offers a unique insight into the life of the individual, including education, career and family life and intergenerationality.

All the children of the first respondents who are 14 years or older, have been interviewed.


13-scale (marking), 7-pointscale (marking), Occupation, Property, Vocational education, Family circumstances, Public school, Leisure activity, Hobby, Health, Circumstances of health, Income, Grade point average, Reading habit, Childhood circumstances, Private school, The social ladder, Schooling, Social contact, Social position, Issues regarding education, Choice of education, Upper secondary education, Well-being, Higher education


Labour and employment: Employment, Education: Vocational education, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Education: Compulsory and pre-school education, Education: Post-compulsory education, Social stratification and groupings: Youth


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage


Data set

Order data

Variables: 136
Analysis unit: Individuals


In data set: 3518
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication,

Sampling procedure: Area cluster sample

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 134

Data Collector: SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd

Temporal coverage

Start: 2010-01-01
End: 2010-12-30


Mads Meier Jæger, Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth - Children (DLSY-C), 2010, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2012. 1 data file: DDA-23757, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-23757

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-23757

Archive information

Received: 2011-08-15


Study state: The Danish Data Archive has fully documented and preserved the data in a long-term preservation format.
Access conditions: Free access


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