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Old People Investigation (Dreieich)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    The situation in life of older people in Dreieich. Topics: leisure activities conducted, given up and desired; family-internal division of carrying out jobs in the household; eating habits and interest in delivery of ´Meals on Wheels´; judgement on this meal service; self-assessment of ordered condition of residence; earlier and current housing situation and residence furnishings; assessment of residence suitable for the old; knowledge of residences suitable for the old in the city; preferred location for a residence suitable for the old; preference for moving into such a residence or conversion of one´s own residence; self-assessment of condition of health; frequency and regularity of visits to the doctor; contact in case of personal need of care; confinement to bed; feeling of loneliness and boredom; judgement on one´s own sociability; most frequent contact persons; meeting place for social contacts; visit of old people´s clubs; means of transport used and time expended for the trip to the old people´s club; visit of the old people´s club due to the social contacts or due to the program of events; judgement on the old people´s club (profile of characteristics); reasons for not visiting the old people´s club; attitude to payment for events at the old people´s club; monthly expenditure for entertainment and relaxation; knowledge of social fares; knowledge about city events for seniors; judgement on these events (scale); attitude to construction of an old people´s day center in a certain part of town; personal possibilities of movement within the city; interest in transportation service for older fellow-citizens; willingness of relatives to provide care in case of personal need of care; knowledge about the city nursing home; reading of the city seniors newspaper; preferred topics; general judgement on public services and willingness to make an effort for older people; local residency; relatives within the municipal area; heating costs; income and financial contributions by relatives; judgement on one´s own financial situation; religiousness; place of residence of children; number of grandchildren; memberships. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; frequency of church attendance; occupation; employment; income; sources of income; household size. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; ability to grasp new ideas and physical constitution of respondent; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-01 / 1980-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Dreieich (DE-HE-DRE)
    district of Offenbach
Sampled Universe
Residents over 60 years old from the address file of those over 60 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 350
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1261 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1980): Altenuntersuchung (Dreieich). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.