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Old People Investigation (District Offenbach)

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

    The life situation as well as interests and desires of older people in Offenbach. Topics: preferred leisure activities; boredom and loneliness; judgement on one´s own sociability; meeting place for social contacts; knowledge as well as judgement on old people´s clubs, old people´s day centers, meal service, sick care service, driving service, foot care service, advice and mediation services of the city; description of housing situation as well as furnishing of residence; year of construction of building; type of heating; judgement on residence as suitable for the old; interest in moving into a residence suitable for the old; necessary changes and possibilities of conversion of one´s own residence into a form suitable for the old; eating habits; family-internal division of carrying out necessary jobs in the household; attitude to and utilization of the household help service; judgement on personal condition of health; frequency and regularity of doctor contacts; presence of a caregiver in case of illness; further contact in case of illness; personal confinement to bed; willingness of relative to provide sick care; inclination to moving into a nursing home; self-assessment of probability of having to make use of a nursing home in the near future; biggest problems of older people; lack of public and infrastructure facilities in the residential area; reading of daily newspapers; self-assessment of lack of interest and reduction in social contacts; desire for more activity; change of interests in the course of life; local residency; relatives within the municipal area; amount of rent; number of children; place of residence of children and number of grandchildren; distance to closest relatives; memberships. Demography: age; sex; school education; employment; characteristics of spouse. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; judgement on physical and mental constitution of respondent. Also encoded were: age of interviewer; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-09 / 1980-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Offenbach (DE-HE-OFF)
    the district of Offenbach
Sampled Universe
Persons 60 years old and older from the resident list of the district of Offenbach for the years of birth 1919 and earlier.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 676
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1262 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

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