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Ungdomsforløbsundersøgelsen er en undersøgelse af 3151 danskere, som alle er født i eller omkring 1954. Deltagerne blev interviewet første gang i 1968 da de var ca. 14 år gamle og gik i 7. klasse. De er siden blevet geninterviewet adskillelige gange, senest i 2004 hvor de var ca. 50 år gamle. Ungdomsforløbsundersøgelsen har således fuldt den samme gruppe danskere i mere end 35 år. Deltagernes forældre og klasselærer blev desuden interviewet i 1969, og i 2010 blev også deltagernes børn interviewet. Ungdomsforløbsundersøgelsen giver derfor et unikt indblik i livsforløbene for, og relationerne mellem, tre generationer af danskere fra den samme familie.

Hvis du ønsker at vide mere om Ungdomsforløbsundersøgelsen kan du benytte nedenstående links til undersøgelsens danske og engelske hjemmeside. Den danske hjemmeside er målrettet deltagere og andre, som vil vide mere om undersøgelsen og dens resultater. Den engelske hjemmeside er målrettet forskere, som er interesseret i datamaterialet fra undersøgelsen, dokumentation og tidligere udgivelser.

Brief Introduction

The Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth (DLSY) is a long-term panel study of a nationally representative sample of 3,151 Danes born in or around 1954. The study was started and was for a long time run by Professor Erik Jørgen Hansen. The respondents in the DLSY were first interviewed in 1968 when they were around 14 years old. The respondents, and their parents, have been followed ever since and have been interviewed in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1992, 2001, and in 2004.

The DLSY provides the opportunity to study intergenerational mobility, transfers, and relations, and it includes information on issues such as socioeconomic background, cognitive ability, educational attainment, occupational career, income, family formation, and attitudes and aspirations. Furthermore, survey data from the DLSY can be linked with administrative data from Statistics Denmark to obtain additional information on, among other issues, labor market participation, wealth, earnings, social security transfers, housing, and health care use.

In addition to the original DLSY sample born around 1954, a new survey started in 2010 includes all children of the DLSY sample members. This survey, called the Danish Longitudinal Survey of Youth – Children (DLSY-C), adds the third generation to the DLSY study.

The DLSY website exists both in Danish and English. The Danish website is intended for participants and the broader public. The English website is intended for scholars and others who wish to familiarize themselves with the DLSY data, the documentation, and publications using the DLSY.

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