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The Situation of Retired Parents in Agricultural Households

Resource Type
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • Abstract

    The situation of agricultural households with persons in need of care or older persons. Topics: number of persons in need of care; housing these persons; reason for stationary stay; judgement on health care; designation of shortages; degree of relationship to person in need of care; type and length of disability; time expended and persons involved in the care for those in need of help; difficulties in the agricultural company caused by care for those in need of help such as in housekeeping; restriction of employment due to this care; utilization of external help (company help, neighbors etc.) in connection with care of handicapped; utilization of nursing specialists and bearer of the costs of these measure; rebuilding undertaken for the maintenance of the person in need of care; sanitary facilities of the living area of the person in need of care; costs and financial aid for the rebuilding; acquisition of special equipment; judgement on the residence as suitable for handicapped; attitude to placing of handicapped in a home; changes in relationship with the person in need of care in the course of care; receipt of care benefit; judgement on contact with the social services office; judgement on provision of health and social care in the region; preferred group of persons to care for the person in need of care; money available monthly for the person in need of care; knowledge of honorary caregivers in the nearer vicinity; degree of organization of neighborhood help in the village; housing situation of parents retired from farming and jobs they took care of in the company; type of inter-generation conflicts; most important prerequisite for the two generations to live peacefully together; preferred type of living together; type of training in care of those in need of care; company size; number of employees in the workforce; district code; identification of interviewer. The following questions were posed with handicapped children or children in need of care: type of support measures conducted for the child; accomodation possibilities currently used and planned for emergencies. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; occupational training; participation in agricultural company; size of agriculturally productive land; company primary or secondary occupation; position in agricultural company; activities outside of agriculture.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-03 / 1980-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Agricultural companies with more than 1 hectare of agriculturally productive land, with parents retired from farming, other old people or with family members permanently in need of care.
Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1201
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1260 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1980): Die Situation der Altenteiler in landwirtschaftlichen Haushalten. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.