ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The Expanded GSS 2002 CURF is available only through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)
An Expanded confidentialised unit record file from the 2002 General Social Survey, which brings together a wide range of information to enable it to be linked in ways not previously available. This is the first major survey which focuses on the relationships between characteristics from different areas of social concern,rather than in depth information about a particular field. Topics include health, housing, education, work, income, financial stress, broad assets and liabilities, information technology, transport, family and community, crime, attendance at selected sport, culture and leisure venues and participation in sport and recreational activities.
Users are able to manipulate the data, produce tabulations and undertake statistical analysis to their individual specifications. The data contain no names and addresses or any other information that might uniquely identify an individual. The data provided have less detail than was collected, a small number of unusual records removed, and the details changed for some items of data to protect confidentiality.
The file is available through the Remote Access Data Laboratory and contains more variables than the basic file as well as more detailed data for selected variables. A technical paper explaining data content, technical details and conditions of use is provided with the file.