Country Youth Investigation (1955)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Planck, Ulrich (Institut für Agrarpolitik und Ernährungswissenschaft an der Landwirtschaftlichen Hochschule Hohenheim)
  • Bund der Deutschen Landjugend, Bonn
Publication Date
  • Bund der Deutschen Landjugend, Bonn (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Occupation concepts, training or job situation, situation in life as well as political attitudes and personal moral orientations among young people in the country. Topics: Attitude to agricultural or non-agricultural employment; attitude to working in the country and life in the country; ties to the land and occupational loyalty; ideas about profitability improvements in agriculture; occupation advice and criteria in choice of occupation; judgement on training in the vocational school; attitude to occupational further education; work satisfaction; daily working hours and attitude to regular working hours; Sunday work; attitude to current legal regulation of transfer of the farm; attitude to agricultural co-operatives; leisure conditions and leisure activities; amount and use of pocket-money; proportion of income to be turned over; annual vacation; criteria in selection of spouse; attitude to military service or conscientious objector status; political interest; attitude to a united Europe; attitude to compulsory insurance; attitude to women working and evaluation of the work of women in comparison to the work of men; desired number of children; personal person to confide in; sociability; local residency; city size; religiousness; membership in clubs; family conditions. Demography: age; sex; marital status; family composition; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; social origins; regional origins; refugee status.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-01 / 1955-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Age: 17-28.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Young people in the country living in municipalities under 5000 residents. From altogether over 12000 questionnaires filled out the questionnaires of 1156 individuals were selected randomly and evaluated.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1101
See also ZA Study No. 0478. In part comparable question formulations were used. See ZA Study No. 1353. It presents a comparable investigation at a later point in time (1980).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0477 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Planck, Ulrich: Die Lebenslage der westdeutschen Land-Jugend: Bd. 1 und 2. München: Juventa 1956.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21