Small and Secondary Occupation Farmers

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Agrarsoziale Gesellschaft, Göttingen
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    The occupational and company situation of secondary occupation and small farmers. Topics: Company size and proportion of leased land; oral or written lease contract and length of contracts; location of agriculturally productive land in drinking water protection areas, nature reserves and countryside protection areas as well as in areas designated for construction; usage restrictions of company land; family members helping and their working hours; utilization of external help from sub-contracters and equipment co-operatives; tractor power; membership in a co-operative or producers union and partner in production companies; company branches operated together with other farmers; occupational career as well as readiness for further education of designated company successor; intended changes by successor; reasons for changes of company structure in the last 10 years; perceived possibilities of purchase or sale of land in planned changes of company structure; interest in retraining and further education; vacation and recuperation stays; representation during an illness and during vacation time; social structure of acquaintances and circle of friends; secondary income; assumed earnings in a non-agricultural occupation; readiness to give up the company or reduce its size on change of occupation; contacts with the employment office regarding personal retraining and search for work and regarding education of children; working hours; position in primary and in secondary occupation; means of transport used; length of employment in the company of primary occupation; shift work; occupational prospects of promotion; conditions for which respondent would be ready to change jobs; employment of spouse; assumed occupational prestige of secondary occupation farmers; perceived burdens from the part-time operation of the company and rationalization measures; advice from the economic advice center; general reasons for retention or elimination of the secondary occupation as farmer; membership in clubs and professional organizations. Demography: age; sex; marital status; employment; income; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-12 / 1969-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Bremen, Hamburg and West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Agricultural companies with agriculturally productive land
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: 3135
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0584 (Type: ZA-No.)

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