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The Social Situation of Older Women Living Alone in Large Cities in the Federal Republic of Germany

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Blume, Otto (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
  • Nägele, Gerhard (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
  • Plum, Wolfgang (Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Köln)
Publication Date
1979
Contributor
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
    • Gender and gender roles
Description
  • Abstract

    The housing situation as well as the extent of isolation and loneliness of older women living alone in selected large cities in the FRG. Topics: Housing conditions; residence furnishings; size of residence; rent costs and housing benefit; satisfaction with residence; length and evaluation of life alone; reasons for moves; actual and desired contacts with children and neighbors; evaluation of social contacts; contacts with young people; assistance from friends or family members in household; isolation and loneliness; personal person to confide in; difficulties of living alone; description of one´s state of health; number of visits to the doctor and hospital stays; help in case of illness; index of need of help; knowledge of help services for older people; leisure activities; having a pet; membership in clubs or organizations; visit to old people´s day centers; media usage; possession of a telephone; interest in paid employment; assets and sources of income; conduct in financial difficulties; alcohol use; religiousness. Scales: general contentment with life; understanding of sex roles and contact desires. Demography: age (classified); marital status; school education. Interviewer rating: length of interview; presence of other persons; judgement on residential area.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
  • Stuttgart (DE-BW-STR)
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart.
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample of women living alone 60 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 599
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1005 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Nägele, Gerhard; Plum, Wolfgang: Die soziale Lage alleinstehender älterer Frauen: Eine empirische Untersuchung in 3 Großstädten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Deutscher Teilbericht einer internationalen Vergleichsstudie. Köln: Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Blume, Otto; Nägele, Gerhard; Plum, Wolfgang (1979): Die soziale Lage alleinstehender, älterer Frauen in Großstädten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1005