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Occupation and Career

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

    Occupational history, current occupational situation and occupational value orientation of West Germans. Topics: determination of up to 10 jobs held; recording of beginning and end of each job, as well as size of each company and whether the job change entailed a change of company; occupational training; occupational mobility; career patterns; occupational aims; job satisfaction (scale); average working hours; leisure time available and leisure activities; side jobs; satisfaction with income; general and occupational value orientation; importance of areas of life; attitude to change of job; points of view for choice of son´s occupation; social origins. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; professional position; income; state. Interviewer rating: city size; economic area.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Employed persons over 18 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1098
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0412 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Busch, Dirk W.: Berufliche Wertorientierung und berufliche Mobilität. Stuttgart: Enke 1973.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Daheim, Hans-Jürgen (1965): Beruf und Karriere. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.