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Long-Term Savings Program of Workers (Population Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Saving, Investment of Money
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Judgement on various measures to promote a long-term savings program for workers based on employment. Topics: Savings habits and savings motives; forms of savings; amount of savings; characteristics of assets; use of an additional amount of income; attitude to monthly savings of varying amount and assessment of the incentive to save through bonuses; attitude to payment according to the achievement principle; atmosphere at work; possession of tools; party preference and party identification. Demography: possession of durable economic goods; head of household; occupation; age; marital status; school education; vocational training; housing situation; household income (classified); size of household; income (classified); religious denomination; sex; state. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1797
The study is part of an omnibus survey and was conducted in connection with the laws on employer's contribution to tax-deductable savings plan (on this see also ZA Study No. 0083). A split questionnaire with slight variations in the question text was used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0082 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer aus dem Arbeitsverhältnis abgeleiteten Vermögensbildung der Arbeitnehmer. Köln: Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik 1961 (Hektographierter Forschungsbericht)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln (1961): Vermögensbildung der Arbeitnehmer (Bevölkerungsbefragung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.