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Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Greber, Josef (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Trade, industry and markets
  • Abstract

    Company situation and social situation of the shoemaker´s trade as well as problems of accommodation to the realities of an advanced industrial society. Topics: professional prestige of the shoemaker´s trade; attitude to self-employment; founding of the company; structure and size of business; equipment with machines; employment of family members; proportion of turnover of business; time worked each week; costing procedure; attitude to expansion of the business; willingness to borrow money and financing of investments; education and professional history; reading of trade papers; professional further education; attitude to bookkeeping; membership in a consumer´s cooperative society and in guild; contact with professional colleagues; competition pressure; use of advertising; evaluation of the social prestige of one´s own profession; concepts of social class; political knowledge; leisure activity and vacation; type of provision for old age; judgement on trade tax burden; level of turnover; party preference; social origins. Scales: attitude to the state, authoritarianism. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); school education; vocational training; professional career; possession of durable economic goods; membership. Interviewer rating: situation of the business; impression of the business premises and owner; willingness to cooperate; sincerity of responses; interview surroundings; length of interview; presence of other persons.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 127
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0418 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Greber, Josef: Das Schuhmacherhandwerk in der fortgeschrittenen Industriegesellschaft. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diss., 1962.

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

Greber, Josef (1962): Schuhmacher. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.