Influence of Public Support Measures in Rural Municipalities

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Agrarsoziale Gesellschaft, Göttingen
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    The effects of public support measures on life in rural municipalities and the company situation among farmers. Topics: Changes in the municipality in the last 15 years; reasons for these changes; local measures to improve infrastructure as well as living and working conditions; judgement on individual measures; attitude to reparcelling agricultural land and the farm for ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe; judgement on the development of tourism in the municipality; renting rooms to vacation guests; last vacation and personal participation in a recuperation or health resort stay; leisure activity; recommendations on village beautification; existence of neighborhood help; participation in adult education events; manner and extent of attendance of adult education centers; school degree of parents. Farmers were also asked: company size; changes in the company conducted and planned; subsidies applied for or received; assessment of the importance of subsidies; presence of business advisers; attitude to industry-wide cooperation; membership in co-operatives; completion of production and delivery contracts for agricultural products; assumed consequences for one´s own company from integration of agriculture into the EC; reading an agricultural technical journal; contact with other farmers. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; professional position; employment; professional career; household income; size of household; composition of household; housing situation; social origins; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-12 / 1968-01
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    Assinghausen, Wiemeringhausen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 16 to 78 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1067
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0582 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Heidtmann, Willy: Strukturverbesserung und Sozialverhalten in ländlichen Gemeinden. Düsseldorf: Minister für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten 1970.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22