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Social Structure of Displaced Country People

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Agrarsoziale Gesellschaft, Göttingen
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Agricultural, forestry and rural industry
  • Abstract

    Demographic and social structure of displaced country people and desire for occupation in agriculture. Topics: degree of information on the government´s support measures based on the displaced persons and refugee law; occupation before and after 1945; interest in taking over a farm in the FRG and concepts of one´s own farm; interest in part-time agricultural work; present living conditions and satisfaction with housing situation; living conditions before the war; city of origin; size of farm left behind; job satisfaction and commute time to work; satisfation with income; year of marriage; size of city. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-11 / 1963-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin.
Sampled Universe
Age: 21-65. displaced persons and refugees previously employed in agriculture in the former Soviet zone.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample of displaced persons and refugees previously employed in agriculture in the former Soviet zone.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2080
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0342 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DIVO (Hrsg.): Die soziale Struktur des heimatvertriebenen und geflüchteten Landvolkes. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1963

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

Agrarsoziale Gesellschaft, Göttingen; DIVO, Frankfurt (1963): Soziale Struktur des heimatvertriebenen Landvolkes. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.