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Metal Workers' Strike

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • MAFO-Institut, Schwalbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
  • Abstract

    On the occasion of the metal workers´ strike in Baden-Wuerttemberg a quickly planned study was conducted on the immediate reactions of the population to the wage conflict and basic attitudes to trade unions and the right to strike. Topics: Interest in politics; attitudes to strikes, trade union and lock-out; knowledge of demands of the workers and offers of the employer side; assumed sympathy of the population for the one side or the other; assumed reason for price increases; judgement on the opportunities to earn of workers; membership in a trade union. Also encoded was: date of interview. Demography: age(classified);sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 550
    Number of Variables: 45
In the representative sample for the FRG Baden-Wuerttemberg with 124 cases is over-represented.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0109 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schmidt, Regina; Becker, Egon: Reaktionen auf politsche Vorgänge: Drei Meinungsstudien aus der Bundesrepublik. Frankfurt: Europäische Verlagsanstalt 1967 (Frankfurter Beiträge zur Soziologie, Bd. 19)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt (1963): Metallarbeiterstreik. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.