Welfare Survey 1980

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Brachtl, Wolfgang (Universität Mannheim)
  • Habich, Roland (Universität Mannheim)
  • Glatzer, Wolfgang (Universität Mannheim)
  • Lang, Sabine (Universität Mannheim)
  • Müller-Andritzky, Maria (Universität Mannheim)
  • Noll, Heinz-Herbert (Universität Mannheim)
  • Siara, Christian S. (Universität Mannheim)
  • Zapf, Wolfgang (Universität Mannheim)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Family life and marriage
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Actual living conditions and subjectively perceived quality of life of the West German population. Topics: housing situation; size of residence; age of residential building and personal participation in construction of unfinished structure and finished interior; company employment and company ties; work satisfaction (scale); interest in occupational mobility; perceived possibilities of occupational advancement; manner of mediation of position; jobs in occupation learned; change of occupation; length of employment; manner of termination of last employment; criteria of judgement of workplace; characterization of one´s own working conditions; perceived stress from occupation or housework (scale); frequency of maintenance work and repairs on car and in residence; carrying out activities and repairs in the household by members of the household or companies; importance of areas of life; postmaterialism; currently greatest concerns and difficulties as well as perceived possibilities to overcome them; impairment of well-being through differences of opinion; intensity of disputes; conflict partner; greatest desire and most important goal in life; feeling of happiness; loneliness; contentment with life and satisfaction with income in comparison over time; detailed judgement on income fairness; information on forms of income or rights to a pension; expenditures for child care; attitude to a child benefit; satisfaction with housekeeping; political participation; postmaterialism; attitude to treatment of the critically ill; personal disabilities and need of help; help from friends, relatives and neighbors; social origins; party preference (Sunday question); self-assessment of social class; memberships; having a yard; availability of respondent at home in the last few days. Demography: marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupational position; employment; income; household income; party preference (Sunday question); self-assessment of social class; memberships. Interviewer rating: type of building; type of house; type of city; presence of other persons and their intervention in interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-05 / 1980-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens living in private households and 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2427
    Number of Variables: 521
See the survey of spouses archived under ZA Study No. 1242. See also the first welfare survey under ZA Study No. 1141. An investigation on this topic among the foreign population of the Federal Republic is archived under ZA Study No. 1600.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1142 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Glatzer, Wolfgang; Zapf, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Lebensqualität in der Bundesrepublik: Objektive Lebensbedingungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden. Frankfurt: Campus 1984. (Schriftenreihe Sonderforschungsbereich 3 der Universitäten Frankfurt und Mannheim "Mikroanalytische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftspolitik", Bd. 10).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 244 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22