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How Children Live (Children 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 view of the children. Topics: sense of well-being in one´s own children´s room; disturbing elements in one´s own children´s room; parents or child picking out furnishings for children´s room; new acquisitions of items of furniture or use of used furniture for the children´s room; objects picked out oneself; persons responsible for cleaning up the children´s room; tasks in the household; information on rooms for eating, doing homework, sleeping, making things with one´s hands, playing and conducting hobbies; rooms the child may not enter and in which he is undisturbed; preferred residence floor plan and preferred style for chairs, tables, desks, beds, closets, shelves and lamps; color preference; persons who should also like the desired room; circle of friends; satisfaction with size of circle of friends; places of contact with circle of friends and visits of friends in one´s own residence; frequency of such visits and attitude of mother to visits by friends; judgement of friends about one´s own room; comparison of one´s own room with the room of friends; hobbies; pet possession; desire for a pet; child-raising style of mother; prohibitions on the part of parents; amount of pocket-money; orientation of parents on the child; points of conflict in one´s family; judgement on the relationship of parents with each other; right of a child to his own room.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05 / 1973-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Children of those mothers who were interviewed in ZA Study No. 1065 if in fact there was a child between the ages of 9 to 12 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample If there was more than one child in the age span involved, a child was selected according to the Sweden key.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 440
While in ZA Study No. 1065 the mothers were interviewed representing the babies, here the questions were addressed directly to the child, whose mother however also was additionally interviewed. Through the respondent number a pairs file of mothers and children can be constructed.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1066 (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: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Gruner + Jahr, Marktforschung, Hamburg (1973): Wie Kinder wohnen (Kinderbefragung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.