FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on working life.

There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset.

Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD2954 Practices of Working Life 2012: Employees
The survey, influenced by the MEADOW (Measuring the Dynamics of Organisations and Work) tool, studied organisational practices, organisational change, job characteristics, workplace relations and well-being at work in Finland from the employee perspective.

FSD2789 Work Values and Attitudes of Students in Higher Education 2011
The study charted the values and attitudes of graduates and students about to graduate towards employment and society.

FSD2586 EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes 2010
The 2010 collection round of EVA survey series on Finnish values and attitudes focused on Finnish occupational life, working conditions in Finnish workplaces, national economy, employment, time use and work-life balance.

FSD2461 Finnish Female Student Interviews 2008-2009
The interviews of young Finnish female students were conducted as part of a comparative study on young females' social and economic situation in Finland and in France. The interviews are available in English.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on working life should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.