Living Conditions and Needs of Old People (1972)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    The psychological and social situation of old people in the Federal Republic. Topics: Actual and desired employment; rough information on time budget; preferred activities and interests; housing situation and desired residential area; form of housing; residential furnishings and possession of durable consumer goods; desired and actual contacts with other persons, organized according to composition and frequency; judgement on existing facilities for old people and desires for such facilities; interest in meal service or household help; condition of health; attitude to health precautions and measures practiced; attitude to natural remedies; isolation and being alone; criteria for success in life; athletic and political interest; party preference; flexible age limit; forms of income and judgement on one´s own financial situation; cost of living; selection criteria in purchase of shoes. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; size of household; city size; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: health situation; housing situation; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-02 / 1972-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 65 - 84 years old
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1000
    Number of Variables: 314
See also under the same title ZA Study Nos. 0914, 0967 and 1548.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0653 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID-Institut (Hrsg.): Lebensbedingungen und Bedürfnisse alter Menschen. Bielefeld: Selbstverlag 1972.

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