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Scientific Use File German Ageing Survey (SUF DEAS) 2002, Version 1.1

Resource Type
  • Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas (German Centre of Gerontology (DZA))
  • Tesch-Römer, Clemens (German Centre of Gerontology (DZA))
  • Wurm, Susanne (German Centre of Gerontology (DZA))
Publication Date
Publication Place
  • Infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaften GmbH, Bonn (Data Collector)
Funding Reference
  • Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ)
  • GESIS:
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Gerontology, Sociology of Aging
    • Political Economy
    • Business Administration
  • DZA Scheme:
    • Soziology
    • Psychology
    • Gerontology
    • Economics
Controlled Keywords
  • TheSozWiss:
    • old age
    • elderly worker
    • family
    • Intergenerational relations
    • social network
    • retirement
    • health
    • residential behavior
    • grandparents
    • value
Free Keywords
old age, elderly worker, family, Intergenerational relations, social network, retirement, health, residential behavior, grandparents, value
  • Abstract

    The German Ageing Survey (DEAS) is a longitudinal survey for the analysis of life situations and biographies of people in the second half of their lives. The data is based on nationally representative surveying (cross-sectional and longitudinal) of some thousand participants from the age of 40 onwards.

    Up to now data of the DEAS have been collected in 1996, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2014. In 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2014, previous participants have been re-surveyed (panel).

    In 2002 as in the previous survey years, the following topics
    have been conducted:

    •         Occupational Biography, Work and Retirement
    •         Social Participation and Voluntary Work
    •         Partnership, Family and Intergenerational Relations
    •         Household and Social Network
    •         Living Arrangements and Mobility
    •         Economic Status and Saving
    •         Social and Financial Support
    •         Quality of Life and Well-Being
    •         Health and Health-Related Behaviour
    •         Help and Care-Dependency
    •         Attitudes, Norms, Values and Images of Old Age 
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-02 / 2002-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)

Base Sample (N=3084): Disproportionally stratified population register sampling according to age (40-54, 55-69, 70-85 years old), Gender and geographical location (East/West) of the German population living in private households.

Panel Sample (N=1524): repeated survey of participants from the previous base samples.

Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Personal interview (PAPI)
  • drop-off questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5194
    Number of Variables: 1794
    Type of Data: SPSS and Stata
further survey years: 1996, 2008, 2011 and 2014
Not available
Note: This version of the SUF is not available anymore. The current version can be found under the DOI 10.5156/DEAS.2002.M.003.
Rights of use are at the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin.
  • Is documented by
    DOI: 10.5156/DEAS.2002.D.001
  • Is documented by
    DOI: 10.5156/DEAS.2002.D.002
  • Is documented by
    DOI: 10.5156/DEAS.1996-2011.D.001
  • Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Engstler, Heribert; Wurm, Susanne: Altwerden in Deutschland. In: Sozialer Wandel und individuelle Entwicklung in der zweiten Lebenshälfte2006 (Article)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-27 | Issue Number: 22 | Registration Date: 2011-12-08

Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Wurm, Susanne (2010): Scientific Use File Deutscher Alterssurvey (SUF DEAS) 2002, Version 1.1. Version: 1.1. DZA - Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen. Dataset.