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Decision-Making in the Rural Family

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lupri, Eugen (DIVO, Frankfurt)
  • Wilkening, Eugene A. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Distribution of work and decision functions in farming families. Topics: 1. The questionnaire for the male spouse concentrated on the agricultural company: specialization, size and general characteristics of of the agricultural company; information on equipment; number, degree of relationship and main deployment areas of employees of the company; intended change of company size; optimum age for transfer of the farm to the successor; attitude to employment of women outside of one´s own company; self-assessment of degree of modernity of one´s own company; attitude to modern production methods and so-called agricultural advisers; membership in agricultural organizations and participation in meetings; primary criteria for one´s own decision for the occupation as farmer; attending technical further education events and reading technical literature; conduct with differences of opinion with spouse; judgement on the economic situation (Katona questions); contentment with life. 2. The survey of the female spouses refers primarily to questions on family, housekeeping and decision behavior in one´s family: friendships and contacts with friends; neighborhood help; extent of self-produced food; use of menus and cashbook in budgeting; going to the movies and frequency of watching television; attending dance events; vacations together with spouse; reading newspapers, magazines and books; help of husband with selected housework; importance of areas of life; detailed determination of decision-making responsibility in certain situations; social origins; distance from parents and frequency of contact; inheritances; support of parents and parents-in-law; help with work in the fields; memberships; marital satisfaction; decision structure in parental family; use of an additional income; religiousness; local residency; desired number of children. Demography: possession of durable economic goods; housing situation; regional origins; refugee status; age (classified); school education; marital status; number of children; occupation; religious denomination; sex. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; condition of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
    6 villages in the district Marburg
Sampled Universe
Units of investigation are married couples in farming companies.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire The married couples were interviewed separately.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 227
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0091 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wilkening, Eugene A.; Lupri, Eugen: Decision-Making in German and American Farm Families: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. In: Sociologica Ruralis, 5, 1965, S.366 - 385
  • Lupri, Eugen: Contemporary Authority Patterns in the West German Family: A Study in Cross-National Validation. In: Journal of Marriage and the Family, 31, 1969, S. 134 - 144

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Lupri, Eugen; Wilkening, Eugene A. (1962): Entscheidungsformierung in der ländlichen Familie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.