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Lawyers in Freiburg

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaupen, Wolfgang (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    The occupational activity, professional image, economic situation and contact with colleagues among lawyers in Freiburg. Topics: Course of education and occupational career; reasons and time of decision to become a lawyer; reasons for setting up office in Freiburg; office personnel and family members assisting; work load of the office and average time worked each week; specialization in a legal area; description of the clients and the cases to be worked on; proportion of cases for the poor; judgement on opportunities to maintain contact with clients; conduct with competition pressure; assessment of technical qualification and income conditions of lawyers in Freiburg; characterization of the demands of the occupation as lawyer; aptitude of women to be lawyers; judgement on the social prestige and the usefulness of various occupations; self-image of the lawyer; judgement on university legal education; self-assessment of recognition experienced among colleagues; assessment of personal relation to other lawyers and the courts; contacts with colleagues; determination of the social network between colleagues with whom one a) most frequently discusses technical problems, against whom one b) has conducted the most cases and with whom one c) has the best private contact; requirements of a partner; use of further education courses and reading technical journals; membership in the German lawyers organization and in other organizations; offices accepted; most important tasks of the lawyers organization; work satisfaction (scale); social circles; additional income; possession of a car; judgement on income development. Demography: age; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; income; regional origins; present and past offices held; memberships; social origins. Interviewer rating: identification of interviewer; date of interview; length of interview; seriousness of respondent; interruptions of interview and effects of these interruptions on the course of the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-11 / 1964-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Freiburg im Breisgau (DE-BW-FBG)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 92
    Number of Variables: 383
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0961 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kaupen, Wolfgang (1964): Rechtsanwälte in Freiburg. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.