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Old People in Duesseldorf-Mettmann (Private Households)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
  • in Zusammenarbeit mit dem deutschen Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    Determination of the economic and social situation of older people in Mettmann. Topics: Attitude to family, extended family and one´s own children; spatial distance and contact with the children; support by the children; economic situation; type and amount of income; rent and housing conditions; satisfaction with housing; social contacts; attitude to the old people´s home; self-assessment of condition of health; age complaints; contact with doctors; club membership and acceptance of offices; affiliation and attitude to selected age groups; self-image of older people; loneliness; need of help and mobility; nutrition habits; attitude to retirement and occupation in old age. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; occupation; professional position; employment; income; size of household; refugee status; health. Interviewer rating: location of residence and building; size of residence; condition of residence; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-10 / 1963-11
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    district Duesseldorf-Mettmann
Sampled Universe
Persons living in private households. Age: 61 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 834
ZA Study Nos. 0151 and 0152 contain some identical question formulations. See also ZA Study No. 0158.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0157 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lange, Kurt: Forschung und Planung in der Altenhilfe: Dargestellt an einer Untersuchung im Landkreis Düsseldorf-Mettmann. Frankfurt: Eigenverlag des deutschen Vereins für öffentliche und private Fürsorge 1964
  • DIVO: Zur Situation alter Menschen im Landkreis Düsseldorf-Mettmann: Ergebnisse aus einer Repräsentativ-Untersuchung Okt./Nov. 1963, Forschungsbericht. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1963

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

DIVO, Frankfurt; in Zusammenarbeit mit dem deutschen Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge (1963): Alte Menschen in Düsseldorf-Mettmann (Privathaushalte). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.