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Young GDR Refugees

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Admission and care of young GDR refugees. Topics: Time of fleeing to West Germany; major reasons for fleeing; first accomodation in West Germany; judgement on treatment in the refugee camp and general care in West Germany; recommendations for improvement and intensivization in the area of integration help; integration problems; friendships and persons to confide in; apprenticeship or occupational training in the GDR or in West Germany; change of workplace in West Germany and reasons for this; judgement on the support of young people in West Germany; desire to return to the GDR; general judgement on life in the FRG (scale); discrepancy between expectation and reality; characteristics of parental family; attitudes to communism and democracy; party preference; media usage; memberships. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional career; income; size of household; composition of household; interest in politics; self-assessment of social class; social origins; regional origins. Interviewer rating: willingness to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-03 / 1958-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
Young people who had applied for admission as refugee in Hesse between 1.Jul.1954 and 30.Jun.1955, had been assigned to Hesse and at the time of survey still lived in Hesse.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 513
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0163 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DIVO: Eine Untersuchung über die Eingliederung von jugendlichen Flüchtlingen aus der sowjetisch besetzen Zone: Materialbericht. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1958

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1958): Jugendliche DDR-Flüchtlinge. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.