Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1968-2004

Principal Investigator

Mads Meier Jæger, Center for Grundskoleforskning, Aarhus Universitet



The study aims to shed light on educational and career choices process in adolescence and in the further life.



Division of work within the family, Division of work within the home, Working conditions, The placing of work, Labour market supply, The reading of newspapers, Other paid occupation, Housing situation, Trade, Children, Children's welfare, Skills upgrading, Vocational choice, Membership of labour union, Family background, Family circumstances, Family influence, Family life, Family structure, Relationship to parents, Parents' illness, Future plan, Leisure activity, Spare time occupation, After-school job, Spare time education, Health, Income, Upbringing, Upbringing conditions, Political interest, Personal finance, Self-confidence, Self-estimated health, Social behavior, Social activity (freetime), Social heritage, Social background, Social network, Linguistic knowledge, Connection to the labour market, Education, Conditions of education, Educational progress, Choice of education, Well-being


Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Education: Teaching profession, Labour and employment, Social stratification and groupings: Children (see also child development and child rearing), Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Social stratification and groupings: Social and occupational mobility, Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Education: Compulsory and pre-school education, Social stratification and groupings: Youth, Education: Post-compulsory education


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage


Data set

Order data

Variables: 1673
Analysis unit: Individuals


In data set: 3151
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Panel study,

Sampling procedure: Area cluster sample

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Other

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 0

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1968-05-01
End: 2004-12-31


Mads Meier Jæger, Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1968-2004, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2016. 1 data file: DDA-27272, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-27272

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-27272

Archive information

Received: 2013-05-13


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


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Latest version: 1.0.0

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Primary publications

  • Jæger, Mads Meier, Educational mobility across three generations: The changing impact of social class, economic, cultural, and social capital, European Societies, 2007
  • McIntoch, James; Munk, Martin D., Scholactic ability vs family background in educational succes. Evidence from a Danish sample survey data, Journal of Poulation Economics, 2007
  • Jæger, Mads Meier; Holm, Anders, Penge, (ud)dannelse, forbindelser eller brains: en test af fire forældreressourcers betydning for unges uddannelsesvalg i Danmark, Dansk Sociologi, 2004