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Consumer Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    Consumption and savings habits of the population. Topics: Possession of durable consumer goods; acquisition of consumer goods in the last few months; shopping habits; preferred type of store and preferred form of service; regular business; health-conscious nutrition; degree of familiarity of certain name-brand articles; extent and attitude to maintaining individual reserves; attitude to a quality symbol for products; membership in a consumer co-operative; access to sources of supply for certain products at reduced price; attitude to government price controls; attitude to the social market economy and trade unions; reduction in working hours; working hours and overtime; employment of women; occupational further education; housing situation and mobility; vacation; property conditions; attitude to saving, long-term savings program, compulsory social security and provision for one´s old age; cost of living; personal household; additional income; expected income and price development; judgement on the safety of various financial investment forms; degree of familiarity of ´Volksaktien´. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; head of household; city size; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets; membership. Interviewer rating: judgement on residential features.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG, without West Berlin and without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1876
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0132 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung: Kölner Verbraucherstudie 1958/59: Meinungen über Sicherheit der Geldanlage, Wertpapiere, Zinsen, Miteigentum, Berufstätigkeit der Frauen. Köln: Selbstverlag 1960

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln (1964): Verbraucherstudie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.