FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on children, childhood and family.

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 Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or 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, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Other datasets

FSD2758 Sixth Graders' Views on Play, School and Hobbies 2008
The study investigated the views of Finnish sixth graders in primary education on play, school, hobbies and leisure time.

FSD3071 Children's Media Barometer 2013
The barometer charted children's use of media such as TV, Internet, games, mobile phone, music, and print media.

FSD2547 Nordic Study on Child Rights to Participate 2009-2010: Nordic Countries
The main aim of the survey was to investigate to what extent children and young people can influence matters at home, school and in society and what issues they would like to have influence on. The integrated dataset contains the responses of 5,775 pupils in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Island and Denmark.

FSD2234 Sport Survey 2005-2006: Young People and Children
The survey investigated the sporting activities of Finnish children and young people. The respondents were asked, among others, where they exercised and in what sports they participated.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on children, childhood and family should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service 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. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.