How Children Live (Survey of Young People)

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

    The housing situation of young people in the Federal Republic from one´s own view. Topics: detailed description of the residence; monthly burden or rent costs and additional costs; having a yard; individual room for the children; sense of well-being in one´s own children´s room; disturbing elements in one´s own children´s room; parents or young people selecting furnishings of 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 household; information on the rooms for eating, doing deskwork, sleeping, making things with one´s hands, playing and doing hobbies; rooms which the young person may not use 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 also should like the desired room; circle of friends; satisfaction with size of circle of friends; places of contact with circle of friends and visits by friends in one´s own residence; frequency such visits and attitude of mother to visits by friends; judgement of the friends on one´s own room; pet possession; desire for a pet; child-raising style of mother and of father; prohibitions on the part of parents; amount of pocket-money; personal income; orientation of parents on the child; points of conflict in one´s family; judgement on the relationship of parents with each other and to respondent; family climate; judgement on the general political situation in Germany; right of a child to his own room; security rights and furnishing characteristics for a children´s room; sources of information about children´s room furnishings and raising children; vacation with parents; largest and second largest room; secondary use of bedroom and living room; moving frequency. Demography: sex; age of parents; marriage length of parents; residential status; old; school education and vocational training of parents; household income. Interviewer rating: city size; size of residence; number of rooms; residential furnishings; city proximity and age of residence; state; party preference; position in sibling sequence. Beyond this after seeing the children´s room the interviewer provided a detailed description of the room regarding window area, wall composition, floors and pieces of furniture.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05 / 1973-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Young people between 13 and 17 years in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 453
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1067 (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