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The Situation in Life of Older People (Plan for the Old in Rheine)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Blume, Otto (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
  • Kröger, Maria (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
  • Nägele, Gerhard (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    The housing situation, concepts of an old people´s home, social contacts and general social situation of older people in Rheine. Topics: current and desired housing conditions; satisfaction with residence; rent costs; housing benefit and rent support; possession of a telephone and willingness to participate in a telephone chain; attitude to old people´s homes; preferred situation for an old people´s home; interest in taking furniture along to the old people´s home; desired institutions in an old people´s home; interest in a residence in an old people´s home facility; ideas about living together by old and young; actual and desired contacts with one´s children and neighbors; assistance and place of residence of one´s children; judgement on personal condition of health and one´s own mobility or need of help; illnesses; utilization of the so-called health and advice center; participation in the meal service; help needed in carrying out housework; interest in acceptance of an honorary welfare task; attitude to an advice center for old people; desired provider and desired services of such a center; knowledge about the brochure with advice for the old from Caritas; membership in clubs and organizations; interest in social and cultural events; knowledge of old people´s clubs and day centers for the old; participation in events of old people´s clubs and attitude to common leisure activities by young and old people; reasons for rejection of old people´s clubs; judgement on policies on old people in Rheine; preparation for retirement; greatest problem for older people; satisfaction with institutions of the social surroundings; receipt of welfare; image of the welfare recipient; evaluation of contacts with the social services office; expectations of the social services office; leisure activities; vacation habits and destinations; media usage; religiousness; local residency. Demography: age; sex; age of spouse; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; occupation of spouse; household income; size of household; composition of household. Interviewer rating: housing situation; length of interview; presence of other persons during interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-07 / 1978-08
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Age: 65 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 810
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1003 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kröger, Maria; Nägele, Gerhard: Altenplan Rheine: Die Lebenslage der älteren Menschen in der Stadt Rheine. Köln: Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Blume, Otto; Kröger, Maria; Nägele, Gerhard (1979): Die Lebenslage älterer Menschen (Altenplan Rheine). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.