The Situation of Expectant Mothers 1970

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • Gesellschaft fuer Grundlagenforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Situation and attitudes of expectant mothers in the Federal Republic. Topics: Sources used for information about pregnancy and participation in events for expectant mothers; health care; desired number of children in the course of time and opinion of spouse regarding this; reasons for change of desired number of children; birth planning with current child and earlier children; reasons for choice of time of pregnancy; perceived physical as well as psychological burdens and restrictions through pregnancy; ideas regarding education of the expected child; attitude to the role of women and the significance of motherhood (scale); attitude to artificial conception; problems of infertility; attitude to abortion and contraceptives; contraceptives used; evaluation of information about the family policy of the government; expected difficulties in raising children; being engaged; re-marriage and marriage duration; age of husband; month of pregnancy. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size. Interviewer rating: hesitancy of respondent in specifying income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-06 / 1970-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Pregnant women 20 - 40 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (random route)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1003
    Number of Variables: 249
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0651 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Die Situation der werdenden Mütter. München: Selbstverlag 1970.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22