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The Savings Habits of the Berliners

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Markt- und Verbrauchsforschung, FU Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Markt- und Verbrauchsforschung, FU Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Saving, Investment of Money
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Tendencies in savings habits of the population. Topics: Trust in monetary value; attitude to saving; installment purchase; purchase plans; having a bank account; elimination of savings; household furnishings; vacation trips; expected individual income development; completed insurance policies. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; professional career; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; social origins; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; time of day and weekday of interview; length of interview; housing situation and residential furnishings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-11 / 1958-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1178
The data are part of an omnibus survey. A split questionnaire with small text variations in the question formulation was used.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0135 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schreiber, Klaus: Kaufverhalten der Verbraucher. Wiesbaden: Gabler 1965 (Studienreihe Betrieb und Markt, Bd. 5)
  • Schreiber, Klaus: Das Sparverhalten der Berliner. Berlin: Institut für Markt- und Verbrauchsforschung 1959

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

Institut für Markt- und Verbrauchsforschung, FU Berlin (1958): Das Sparverhalten der Berliner. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.