Citizens and Welfare State

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Social Policy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social welfare systems/structures
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Economic, social and occupational situation of the population. Attitude of the population to the welfare state system and individual social services. Topics: judgement on one´s own economic situation in comparison over time; satisfaction with income; judgement on the economic and social situation of pensioners; judgement on adequate security of one´s own provision for old age; detailed information on income composition; payments received from the social services office or a charity organization; attitude to the welfare state as well as to reducing government expenditures in certain areas and especially social expenditures; judgement on tax equity; interest in honorary activity in the social area; social security versus personal responsibility; occupational mobility; interest in change of company and change of occupation; assessment of age limits for occupational development and capability; time worked daily and weekly; personal times of absence at work; attitude to reduction in working hours; assessment of the stress burden at work; assessment of personal job security; knowledge about the works council; satisfaction with the job of employee representation; membership in a trade union and participation in meetings; membership of family members in a trade union; definition of the most important areas of social progress; adequate time for relaxation and last vacation trip; need for help due to physical handicap or age; persons or organizations providing assistance; person in need of help in the household; degree of reduction in earning capacity. Demography: age; sex; marital status; ages of children (classified); school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; company size; income; household income; sources of income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; city size; degree of urbanization; state; union membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-10 / 1978-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 years old and older. Additionally a supplement sample of pensioners was drawn according to the quota procedure.
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: 6533
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1143 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesminister für Arbeit und Sozialordnung (Hrsg.): Bürger und Sozialstaat. Bonn: Bundesminister für Arbeit und Sozialordnung 1980. (Sozialforschung, Bd. 22).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22