Effects of Public Social Services on the Socialization Process

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver (Projektgruppe Wirkungsanalyse der Sozialpolitik, Universität Bielefeld)
  • Schulze, Hans-Joachim (Projektgruppe Wirkungsanalyse der Sozialpolitik, Universität Bielefeld)
  • Strohmeier, Klaus P. (Projektgruppe Wirkungsanalyse der Sozialpolitik, Universität Bielefeld)
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Time use
    • Family life and marriage
    • Children
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Economic conditions and indicators
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
family situation; housing conditions; parent-child relationship; education; child; job history; kindergarten; residential environment; financial situation
  • Abstract

    Development and child-raising in pre-school age. General questions on family socialization as well as the economic and social situation of the respondent. Topics: 1. On family structure: children living in the household and their demographic characteristics; financial support payments for children living outside the home; detailed recording of all remaining persons living in the house; handicapped members of the household and those in need of care. 2. On housing situation: housing conditions; size of residence; residence financing; receipt of housing benefit; length of residence; frequency of moving, year of construction of residential building. 3. On residential surroundings: contacts, activities, errands and utilization of various infrastructure facilities as well as services in one´s part of town or outside; knowledge and utilization of selected public advice facilities for mothers; characterization of residential area regarding location as well as environmental pollution and suitability for children; perception of social control by the neighbors. 4. On employment: previous and current employment; commuting time to place of work; work satisfaction; attitude to continued employment given a hypothetical receipt of child benefit; judgement on selected statements on the problem of employment and family. 5. On raising children: reading pedagogical books; most important child-raising problems; attitude to raising children and preferred child-raising style (scale); evaluation of raising children in kindergartens; participation in parents meetings; desired number of children; expected problems with an additional child; child care during personal absence; participation of husband in raising children, housework and pedagogical further education events. 6. On development and child-raising of the target child (preschool-age child): opportunities to play; opportunities to sleep; own room for the child; furnished with toys and children´s books as well as their frequency of use; type and length of occupation with the child; learning activities; contact with dangerous household objects; expected school achievements and school degree sought for the child; conduct in language education; number and characteristics of playmates; frequency of games in one´s household; condition of health of the child. 7. Miscellaneous: social origin. Demography: age; marital status and length of marital status. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts; length of interview; day of interview; refreshments for the interviewer from the respondent; number of contact persons and their relation to respondent. 8. In the form of a written survey detailed information on the source of income and the use of income was obtained, e.g. also, completed insurance policies, savings contracts and property available; income conditions of parents.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-04 / 1976-05
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Bielefeld, Gelsenkirchen, Muenster. German women with at least one child of 3 to 6 years of preschool age (years of birth 1970-1972).
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Self-administered writings and/or diaries: Paper
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1795
    Number of Variables: 433
Survey unit: parents### The complete investigation complex comprises three survey instruments. 1. The oral survey and 2. the written survey about the financial situation of the household also described above. Beyond this the respondent kept a diary about the activities of the target child on three successive working days. The data of this survey are not archived in the Zentralarchiv.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1125 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver; Herlth, Alois; Strohmeier, Klaus Peter; Schulze, Hans-Joachim: Sozialpolitik und familiale Sozialisation: Zur Wirkungsweise öffentlicher Sozialleistungen. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 1980. (Schriftenreihe des Bundesministers für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bd. 76).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22