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Attitude of Independent Crafts to Credit

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Finanzwirtschaftliche Abteilung, Köln
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Attitude of workmen to central values of economic structure. Judgement on the economic situation, the company organization as well as the credit and capital supply of the company. Topics: Credit need; loan with banks and friends; emotional hindrances in borrowing; readiness to go into debt; knowledge and utilization of the public credit fund; willingness to accept a bill; attitude to bill business transactions and to taking on a silent partner; openness to investment and innovation; attitude to credit institutes and utilization of their services; interest sensitivity; adaptation difficulties of the company; attitudes to competition, profit, capacity and freely establishing prices; company payment customs; payment mentality of customers; most important problems of the company; family member helping; planned successor; turnover development and readiness to expand; land and house ownership; securities for loans; building loan contracts; importance of areas of life; memberships; party preference. Demography: sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; income; size of household; interest in politics; city size; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: residential furnishings; social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-10 / 1965-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Companies entered in the crafts roll.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1204
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0144 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schöber, Peter: Die Wirtschaftsmentalität der westdeutschen Handwerker. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1968 (Abhandlungen zur Mittelstandsforschung)

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

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Finanzwirtschaftliche Abteilung, Köln (1966): Einstellung des selbständigen Handwerks zum Kredit. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.