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Constance Mobility Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Mayer, Karl U. (Fachbereich Soziologie der Universität Konstanz)
  • Müller, Walter (Fachbereich Soziologie der Universität Konstanz)
Publication Date
  • Fachbereich Soziologie der Universitaet Konstanz (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Education
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Social and occupational mobility
  • Abstract

    Social level and career mobility. Topics: regional and social origins; time of leaving parental home; characterization of current housing situation and that of a few years ago; perception of social classes and groups in the FRG; self-assessment of social class; self-image (semantic differential); most important personal changes in the last 20 years; satisfaction with current standard of living in comparison over time; desires that cannot be fulfilled due to lack of money; importance of areas of life; attitude to occupation; course of education and career; criteria for occupational success; motives for choice of occupation and influence of other persons on choice of occupation; participation in measures for further education; information on personal income development in the years past; detailed information on change of occupation and change of position since conclusion of school or vocational training; information on time in the Federal German Armed Forces; assessment of the effects of the time in the Federal German Armed Forces on occupational advancement; evaluation of occupational position up to now and characterization of current position and work; authority to issue directives; perceived possibilities for occupational advancement; company loyalty; attitude to change of occupation; mobility expectations; satisfaction with position achieved and one´s own economic situation; income expectations; interest in occupational self-employment and, if appropriate, obstacles to realizing such plans; detailed determination of satisfaction with one´s own marriage in the last few years; expectations of the wife of occupational advancement of the husband; ideal number of children; desired school education for children; leisure activities and use of additional leisure time; types of sport conducted; friendships; social status of friends in one´s own adolescence; membership in clubs; functions accepted earlier and now; contacts with neighborhood and occupations of neighbors; contacts with siblings; social status of siblings; religiousness earlier and now; concert and theater attendance; attendance at social events; characteristics and amount of financial investment; costs of residence furnishings; planned acquisitions. Demography: age; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); age and number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; income. Interviewer rating: length of interview; presence of other persons and degree of relationship of these persons.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-06 / 1969-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Konstanz (DE-BW-KON)
Sampled Universe
33-year-old male residents (born between 1 Jan 1936 and 31 Mar 1937) in Constance, who were recorded in the election statistics.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 398
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1140 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Müller, Walter: Analysen zur sozialen Mobilität und Statuszuweisung in der Bundesrepublik. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1975.
  • Mayer, Karl U.; Müller, Walter: Chancengleichheit durch Bildung? Untersuchungen über den Zusammenhang von Ausbildungsabschlüssen und Berufsstatus. Stuttgart: Klett-Verlag 1976.
  • Müller, Walter: Bildung und Mobilitätsprozeß: Eine Anwendung der Pfadanalyse. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 1, 1972. S. 65 - 84.
  • Mayer, Karl U.: Dimensions of mobility space: Some subjective aspects of career mobility. In: Mayer, Karl U.; Müller, Walter: Social stratification and career mobility. Paris: Mouton 1973.
  • Müller, Walter: Family background, education and career mobility. In: Mayer, Karl U.; Müller, Walter: Social stratification and career mobility. Paris: Mouton 1973.
  • Mayer, Karl U.: Soziale Mobilität und die Wahrnehmung gesellschaftlicher Ungleichheit. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 1, 1972, S. 156 - 176.
  • Mayer, Karl U.: Soziologische Mobilitätsforschung. In: Wiehn, Erhard R.; Mayer, Karl U.: Soziale Schichtung und Mobilität. München: Beck Verlag 1975, S. 122 - 160.
  • Mayer, Karl U.: Ungleichheit und Mobilität im sozialen Bewußtsein. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1975.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Mayer, Karl U.; Müller, Walter (1969): Konstanzer Mobilitätsstudie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.