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Delineation and Constancy of the Middle Classes

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Daheim, Hans-Jürgen (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Perceived social classes and assignment of middle-class occupations to one of the population classes. Topics: Reading habits; preferred radio broadcasts; social mobility. Indices: prosperity, class and class identification. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; self-assessment of social class; social origins; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16-79.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1773
    Number of Variables: 211
See also ZA Study Nos. 0633, 0634 and 0768. The current data are part of an omnibus survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0187 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Daheim, Hans-Jürgen: Die Vorstellungen vom Mittelstand. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 12, 1960, S. 237 - 277
  • Herz, Thomas A.; Wieken-Mayser Maria: Berufliche Mobilität in der Bundesrepublik: Arbeitsbuch zur sozialwissenschaftlichen Methodenlehre. Frankfurt: Campus 1979 (Beiträge zur empirischen Sozialforschung)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.: Sozialprestige und soziale Schichtung. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 1961, Sonderheft 5, S. 65 - 103

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Daheim, Hans-Jürgen (1962): Abgrenzung und Konstanz des Mittelstandes. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.