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Time Budget of Employed Housewives

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bötticher, Karl W. (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialforschung, Gießen)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Wirtschafts- und Sozialforschung, Giessen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Time use
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    The occupational and familial situation and the course of the day of employed housewives in the FRG. Topics: Detailed information on time budget on working days as well as on weekends; time used for various activities in household; help of spouse and children in housework; shopping habits; commuting time to job; carrying out certain housework on the weekend; additional burdens from care of older persons or persons continually sick; time expended for the children; preferred housework and leisure activities; personal training in housekeeping and child care; enhancement of the knowledge in home economics during marriage; attitude to a personal occupation as childminder and willingness to turn over one´s own child to a childminder; length and reasons for personal employment; general contentment with life; contact with doctors and hospital stays; health complaints; work satisfaction as housewife; housing situation and housing conditions; type of heating and location of residence; technical features of residence. Demography: city size; marriage duration; age und number of children; age (classified); school education; occupation; employment; income; size of household; composition of household; social class; possession of durable economic goods.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Married female employees between the ages of 18 to 60 years according to age, time worked each week, status in profession and children.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 403
    Number of Variables: 185
The questionnaire is organized around a comparison with non-employed wives; on this see ZA Study No. 0919.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0918 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schweitzer, Rosemarie von; Pross, Helge: Die Familienhaushalte im wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Wandel. Göttingen: Otto Schwartz 1976.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bötticher, Karl W. (1974): Zeitbudget der erwerbstätigen Hausfrauen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.