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Situation of Old People in North Rhine-Westphalia (Private Households)

Resource Type
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • Abstract

    Residential and life situation of old people in private households. Topics: Residential furnishings and size of residence; satisfaction with residential area; amount of rent; frequency of contact with the children and other social relations; annual vacation and vacation destination; club membership and offices taken on; attitude to old people´s homes; concepts of an old people´s home into which one would be willing to move; daily activities; general condition of health and age complaints; conduct given hypothetical need of care; medical treatment; use of public transportation; local residency. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; refugee status; membership; health. Interviewer rating: location and condition of building as well as residence; type of residential area; traffic density; social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-09 / 1959-10
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Persons 65 years old and older living in private households.
Two-stage random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1248
See ZA Study No. 0152, which contains in part identical question formulations. On the topic of the situation in life of older people see also ZA Study No. 0157.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0151 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DIVO: Zur Situation älterer Menschen in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1959

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 78 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1959): Situation alter Menschen in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Privathaushalte). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.