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Living Conditions and Needs of Older People (1976-1977)

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

    Living conditions, social contacts and needs of older people in the FRG. Topics: Quality and quantity of contacts with one´s children, relatives and friends; desired circle of contacts; current and desired housing conditions; attitude to an old people´s home; general judgement on the provision situation of older people; naming a person to confide in and persons occasionally providing assistance; current financial situation and comparison with earlier; type of income; monthly expenditures; employment and exercise of unpaid activities; last visit to the doctor. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-11 / 1977-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
West Germans 60 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 838
    Number of Variables: 108
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. Comparable investigations are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0653, 0914 and 1548.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0967 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Lebensbedingungen und Bedürfnisse alter Menschen 1976/77. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1977.

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

EMNID, Bielefeld (1979): Lebensbedingungen und Bedürfnisse alter Menschen (1976-1977). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.