Equality, Security and Community (ESC) Survey
The ESC was a two-wave (longitudinal) national survey conducted in
WAVE 1, 1999
WAVE 2, 2002-2003
The following documents describe one or the other wave of the ESC
Wave 1 (1999)
Wave 1 of the ESC is somewhat better documented and available than Wave
Data from the first wave of the Equality, Security and Community (ESC)
survey were provided by the Institute for Social Research, York
University. The ESC project was funded by the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), grant number
412-97-0003, Project Director, Dr Jonathan R Kesselman, Public Policy
Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. The
survey component of the ESC study was completed under the direction of
Dr. Richard Johnston, UBC. Neither the Institute for Social Research,
SSHRC, nor the ESC Research Team are responsible for the analyses and
interpretations presented here.
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION for ESC Wave 1,
by DAVID A. NORTHRUP, INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH,
Questionnaire for ESC Wave 1
[PDF], "Easy-to-read" version with latest question wording
Questionnaire for ESC Wave 1 [PDF]
more detailed version with SPSS names
The files above, along with the data for ESC Wave 1, are available
at the ESC
Wave 1 site at the Institute for Social Research at York University.
The data come in SPSS format. Please see the comments there and include
the appropriate attribution for any work done using Wave 1 data.
The publicly available SPSS data do not include the postal codes for
respondents, although those were recorded and can be linked to this
Wave 2 (2002-2003)
Before this page, there was no publicly accessible data or
documentation for Wave 2. The documentation does not "yet" exist, and
in particular there is no documentation for the calculation of weights.
There is up to now no publicly available linked version of the two
waves, even though many respondents were resampled.
ESC Wave 2 variable list [HTML]
Raw listing of variable formats for ESC
Wave 2 [raw text]
The data for ESC Wave 2 are available only here
and in a raw form (no documentation, no weights) in Stata format.
I have made a linked version of these datasets, so you might contact me
if you are using them.
Research using these data
(to be listed...)
-- Christopher Barrington-Leigh, 2008