How Children Live (Mothers Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gruner + Jahr, Marktforschung, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Children
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    The housing situation of children in the Federal Republic from the perspective of parents. Topics: detailed description of residence; monthly burden or rent costs and additional costs; having a yard; individual rooms for the children; assumed satisfaction of the child with the children´s room; consideration of children´s interests in furnishing the room; new acquisition of items or use of older item of furniture; tasks and duties of child in household; detailed information on place of stay of child in the course of the day and when doing homework, receiving friends and playing; housing desires and ideas about an optimum residence concept; preferred design or preferred style for chairs, tables, desks, bed, closet, shelves and lamps by means of sample pictures; preferred color for setting up a children´s room; attitude to individual room for the child; problems in setting up a children´s room; ideas about a residence suitable for children; sources of information about furnishings for children´s rooms and about raising children; vacation with children; social conduct and social surroundings of the child; relationship to teachers and classmates; hobbies of the child; friends of the child; possession of pet and desire of child for a pet; child-raising style and child-raising goals (scales); reward and punishment; prohibitions and requirements; family climate and conflicts within the family; characterization of the child; amount of pocket-money for the child; vacation together with children; judgement on the political situation of the FRG and the most child-oriented party; largest and second largest room; secondary use of bedroom and living room; frequency of moving; Demography: age (classified); school and occupational training of parents; household income; Interviewer rating: city size; residence size; number of rooms; residence furnishings; city vicinity and age of residence; state. Beyond this after viewing the children´s room the interviewer provided a detailed description of the room regarding window surface, wall composition, floors and pieces of furniture.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05 / 1973-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Private households with children up to 12 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Family
    Number of Units: 947
In the framework of the current project young people and children were also interviewed; on this see ZA Study Nos. 1066 and 1067.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1065 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gruner und Jahr (Hrsg.): Wie Kinder wohnen: Wohnsituation, Wohnwünsche, soziale Einflüsse auf das Wohnen der Kinder in Deutschland. Hamburg: Gruner und Jahr 1974.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22