Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 1998

Module: Gender and Family Roles

This page lists the questions asked within the Gender and Family Roles module in 1998. Clicking on the short variable name printed before every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Gender and Family Roles can be found on the Gender and Family Roles Resources page.

Some of these questions were also asked in the Young Life and Times Survey.

WWRELCHD: Can a working mother establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work?

WWCHDSUF: Is a pre-school child likely to suffer if his or her mother works?

WWFAMSUF: Does family life suffer when the woman has a full-time job?

WANTHOME: Is a home and children what most women want?

HWIFEFFL: Is being a housewife just as fulfilling as working for pay?

FEMJOB: Is having a job the best way for a woman to be an independent person?

WOMENWRK: So most women have to work to support their families?

BOTHEARN: Should both the man and woman contribute to the household income?

SEXROLE: Is a man's job to earn money and a woman's job to look after the home and family?

TRADROLE: Is it not good if the man stays at home and cares for the children and the woman goes out to work?

FAMLIFE: Does family life suffer because men concentrate too much on their work?

WWCHD1: Should women work full-time, part-time or not at all after marrying and before there are children?

WWCHD2: Should women work full-time, part-time or not at all when there is a child under school age?

WWCHD3: Should women work full-time, part-time or not at all after the youngest child starts school?

WWCHD4: Should women work full-time, part-time or not at all after the children leave home?

MARVIEW1: Are married people generally happier than unmarried people?

MARVIEW3: Is financial security the main advantage of marriage ?

MARVIEW4: Is the main purpose of marriage to have children?

MARVIEW5: Is it better to have a bad marriage than no marriage at all?

MARVIEW6: Should people who want children get married?

MARVIE10: Can one parent bring up a child as well as two parents together?

MARVIE11: Is it all right for a couple to live together without getting married?

MARVIE12: Is it a good idea for couples intending to get married to live together first?

MARVIE13: Is divorce the best solution when a couple can't work out their marriage problems?

IDLNCHLD: What is the ideal number of children for a family to have?

CHDVIEW2: Is watching children grow up life's greatest joy?

CHDVIEW3: Does having children interfere too much with the freedom of parents?

CHDVIEW6: Do people who have never had children lead empty lives?

CHDVIEW7: Should parents stay together even if they don't get along?

CHDVIEW8: Should a married couple with no children stay together even if they don't get along?

PREPCHLD: Is it more important for a child to be obedient or to think for themselves?



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