The Young Citizens (Hamburg Cohort Analysis, Year 1946)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Buchhofer, Bernd (Forschungsstelle der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg)
  • Fridrichs, Jürgen (Forschungsstelle der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg)
  • Lüdtke, Hartmut (Forschungsstelle der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg)
  • Pfeil, Elisabeth (Forschungsstelle der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Situation in life, satisfaction with education level achieved, views about education, understanding of marriage as well as attitude to political and personal questions among 23-year-olds in Hamburg. Topics: The content of the survey is largely identical to ZA Study No. 0766: detailed determinations of school and vocational training; evaluation of training and professional history; earlier and current desired occupation; reasons for change of occupation; attitude to employment of the wife; conversations with spouse about occupation questions; attitude to women superiors; judgement on employment preparation by the school; preferred marriage age and attitude to an age difference of the partners; attitude to a church wedding; desired number of children; preferred child-raising goals and evaluation of child-raising style of parents; attendance of parents courses; personal attitude and attitude of one´s parents on authoritarian child-raising; characterization of punishments experienced oneself and child-raising in general; understanding of one´s role of the spouses; attitude to laws on abortion and extra-marital sexual intercourse; expected influence of status of parents on social chances of children; possibility and desirability of elimination of social differences; specification of social class of certain occupations; self-assessment of social class and assessment of social class of parents and neighbors; contacts with parents, relatives and friends; membership in clubs and organizations; time of personally feeling adult; perceived influence of special interest groups on society; effect of a dictatorship on one´s own way of life; satisfaction with the country; attitude to the death penalty and intervention of the police regarding the APO {opposition outside of parliament}; political interest and political extent to which informed; personal election participation and reasons for not voting; party preference; age of partner; length of living with parents and personal room in youth; reasons for leaving parental home; current housing situation; moving plans; amount of rent and additional costs. Demography: age; sex; marital status; family composition; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; occupational position; employment; professional career; income; social origins; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; military service.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-10 / 1970-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Persons born in 1946 (23 years old).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 794
    Number of Variables: 232
The current data set is part of a three-part cohort investigation. In ZA Study No. 0766 the same questionnaire was used to interview a cohort 5 years older. ZA Study No. 0160 contains the survey of 23-year-olds 5 years before the investigation presented here.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0767 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Buchhofer, Bernd; Friedrichs, Jürgen; Lüdtke, Hartmut: Entgangene Bildungschancen: Eine empirische Analyse der Reaktionsmuster bei jungen Erwachsenen. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 2, 1973, S. 239 - 253.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22