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Finland Women's Safety Survey 1997-1998


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Faith, Hope, Battering: A Survey Of Men´s Violence against Women in Finland
Finland (FIN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1997 - 02/1998
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Finland Women's Safety Survey conducted in 1997-1998 assessed the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence against women, childhood experiences of violence, and fears of violence. The survey also examined differences between population groups, consequences for perpetrators, and the psychological impact of violence. Data were collected from Finnish and Swedish speaking women, ages 18-74, and a total of 4,955 individuals successfully completed the survey questionnaire.