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Employees in the Building and Construction Trades

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Judgement of employees in the building and construction trades on the job situation and trade unions. Topics: job satisfaction; judgement on personal economic situation; duration and reasons for personal unemployment; duration of company employment; absence from home due to occupation; distance to job; attitude to the union and to its wage demands; attitude to the influence of unions in wage negotiations; assumed attitude of company management and social environment to trade unions; membership in the works council and in the union; reasons for the decision to join the union; degree of information about the union and its successes; utilization of union services; participation in union meetings and union further education events; contacts with union functionaries; evaluation of the amount of membership fee; change of job; overtime; membership in clubs; personal party preference and that of father; father´s party membership; religiousness. The following questions were also posed to non-members: interest in joining and knowledge of amount of membership fee. With former members: reasons for leaving. Demography: age; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-03 / 1960-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Employees in the building and construction trades.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1140
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0344 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

DIVO, Frankfurt (1960): Beschäftigte in der Bauwirtschaft. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.