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Social Structure in the Lignite Area West of the Rhine (Relocated Villages)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für empirische Soziologie an der Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim
  • INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf
Publication Date
  • INTERMARKET, Duesseldorf (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
  • Abstract

    Effects of relocation on the social structure of the population residing in the lignite areas west of the Rhine. Topics: leisure behavior; social integration; sociability (index); geographic mobility; media usage; party preference; attitude to saving; credit purchases; judgement on the local job market situation; change of job; use of various means of transport; rent costs; size of residence; house ownership; personal economic situation. Among those already relocated: general judgement on the process of relocation. Demography: sex; marital status; family composition; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; economic area; housing situation; political discussion; self-assessment of social class; social origins; city size; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    municipalities in the districts Bergheim, Cologne, Juelich, Aachen, Dueren, Euskirchen, Bonn, Grevenbroich
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 18-75 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to the quota characteristics sex, age, occupation and employment
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 296
The subgroups "relocated" (299 respondents, ZA Study No. 0166) and "neutral" (thus not affected by relocation) villages (403 respondents, ZA Study No. 0168) were interviewed by means of the same questionnaire. Among the group of those already relocated additional data were surveyed. This archive number is a technical data set numbering.
B - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching, if the results won’t be published. If any publications or any further work on the results is planned, permission must be obtained by the Data Archive.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0167 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Benad, Günther; Schütte, Gerd H.: Soziologische Strukturuntersuchung im rheinischen Braunkohlenrevier. o. Ort, o. Jahr (Forschungsbericht).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Institut für empirische Soziologie an der Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim; INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf (1965): Sozialstruktur im linksrheinischen Braunkohlengebiet (Umgesiedelte Orte). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.