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Property Accumulation and Provision for Old Age among Members of the Self-Employed Middle Class

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:
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Extent and difficulties of property accumulation or provision for one´s old age as well as suitability of various savings possibilities for an adequate provision for old age of the self-employed. Topics: General economic situation of the last few years and assessment of the economic development (Katona questions); expected development of monetary value; preferred investment form; image of selected forms of financial investment; property accumulation; detailed information on type and amount of stocks and shares possessed; experience with shares; inclination to speculate; conduct with stock market fluctuations; maintaining a bank account; significance of government measures to support property accumulation with saving with a building and loan association, saving with government premium in addition to interest, insurance saving; possibilities and problems of personal responsibility for or compulsory provision for old age; expenditures for insurance premiums; attitude to compulsory insurance; leisure time and vacation trips; vacation duration and vacation costs; house and land possession and interest in acquiring a house; company size and production branch; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; type of company; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; length of interview; impression of respondent and residence furnishing.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-04 / 1963-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Owners of stocks and shares and self-employed, who had been found in earlier investigations of the DIVO Institute.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1079
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0136 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Leverkus, Johann Christoph; Wieken, Klaus: Eigentumsbildung und Altersversorgung bei Angehörigen des selbständigen Mittelstandes. Köln: Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik 1965
  • Leverkus, Johann Christoph: Das Verhalten der Kleinaktionäre in seiner Bedeutung für die Eigentumspolitik. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1969 (Beiträge zur Verhaltensforschung, H. 9)

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

Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln (1963): Eigentumsbildung und Altersvorsorge bei Angehörigen des selbständigen Mittelstandes. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.