Self-Image of the Agricultural Population in Bavaria

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Ziche, Joachim (Institut für Agrarpolitik und landwirtschaftliches Marktwesen der Technischen Hochschule München in Weihenstephan)
Publication Date
  • J. Ziche, Institut fuer Agrarpolitik und landwirtschaftliches Marktwesen der Technischen Hochschule Muenchen in Weihenstephan (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • Abstract

    Economic situation, views on the economic significance of agriculture, occupational self-image and moral orientations in the agricultural population. Topics: Judgement on the economic situation and the participation of farmers in economic miracle; typical character traits of farmers; judgement on the self-image and assumed third-party image of farmers as well as its change; relative social prestige and occupational self-image of farmers; attitude to specialization in agriculture, agricultural policy and politics in general; assumed contribution of agriculture to general prosperity the country; assumed social-political significance of farmers; attitude to regular working hours, self-employed occupation and annual vacation; judgement on flight from the country and the city/country relationship; attitude to commercial management of the company, to using external consultants and training of farmers; assessment of today´s significance of a series of farm proverbs; attitude to the farming family company and the future of agriculture; risk readiness; image of an economical farmer; attitude to the market economy, cooperation with other companies, producer co-operatives, the market structure law and sales organizations; readiness to go into debt; desired conduct of the farmers association with subsidy reductions for agriculture; judgement on income development in agriculture; preferred solution of the problem of hunger through food deliveries or technical aid to developing countries; attitude to thriftiness; structure and location of the company; practical training abroad and other training; regional origins; modernity index; position in the company; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; vocational training; professional position; city size; refugee status. Interviewer rating: previous appointment arrangement with respondent. Also encoded were the following regional data: population development; employment structure; municipality structure, religious denomination structure; gross domestic product and quota of companies shut down.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-11 / 1967-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified two-stage random selection of agricultural working persons as well as random sample of schoolchildren from 33 agriculture schools.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2558
The current data set contains the data of 1078 interviewed schoolchildren and of 1480 respondents from the population. In the case of the schoolchildren the regional data were not encoded.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0479 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ziche, Joachim: Das gesellschaftliche Selbstbild der landwirtschaftlichen Bevölkerung in Bayern. München: Institut für Agrarpolitik und landwirtschaftliches Marktwesen der Technischen Hochschule München in Weihenstephan o. J.

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