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Growing Disharmonies Between Government Services Supplied and Society's Demand

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Mackscheidt, Klaus (Seminar für Finanzwissenschaft, Universität zu Köln)
  • Oepen, Georg von (Seminar für Finanzwissenschaft, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
1983
Contributor
  • Forschungsstelle fuer empirische Sozialoekonomik, Koeln (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Budget and Fiscal Policy
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on government services available. Topics: personal benefit from taxes paid; most important tasks of future government activity; judgement on the meaningfulness of government expenditures in selected areas; most important areas for re-privatization of government services; evaluation of level of government expenditures; groups particularly impacted by tax increases; tax equity; most important areas of public waste; departments and government offices both available and missing in one´s residential area; public institutions in one´s residential area considered necessary and worth promoting; assessment of the attractivity of the residential area; characteristics of residential surroundings; satisfaction with life and housing situation in the part of town; actual and desired neighborhood contacts; intent to move; local residency; leisure activities; satisfaction with jobs available in city; preference for government or private economic control over the public health system, large concerns, social institutions and schools; preferred financing form (tax increase, self-help or fees) for selected public institutions; areas for financial reductions; personal utilization of government services available; importance of selected government services (rank order); fear of entry on trips to government offices (scale); preferred methods of political influence; relative relationship of government services received and personal tax payments; social groups for whom more should be done in the future in the FRG; characterization of authorities and offices (semantic differential); perceived reasons for income and property differences; actual and ideal ideas about the situation in life; preference for more government or more private economy to achieve financial and external security as well as for the guarantee of personal living space, protection from crimes and job security; importance of selected government activities; general judgement on extent of government activities; attitude to increase in government tasks financed by taxes; achievement orientation; desired development of government expenditures in selected areas; most important sources of information about politics; work satisfaction (scale); social origins; age of children; education desire of children; minimum education requirement; savings goal; size of residence; length of residence; residential status; recipient of housing benefit; rent costs; social residence; receiving subsidy and income tax reduction according to paragraph 7b; income tax return filled out; means of transport on the way to work; number of kilometers driven annually with car. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; income; income of spouse; household size; social origins; characteristics of spouse.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-03 / 1981-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Recklinghausen (DE-NW-REC)
  • Kiel (DE-SH-KEL)
Sampling
In each of the two cities 6 residential areas were selected in which 70 to 100 individuals were interviewed (ecological area selection).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1155
    Number of Variables: 384
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1305 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Gretschmann, Klaus; Mackscheidt, Klaus: Bürgerpräferenzen und Staatshaushalt. In: Wirtschaftsdienst, 64, 1984, S. 145 - 152.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Mackscheidt, Klaus; Oepen, Georg von (1983): Wachsende Disharmonien zwischen staatlichem Leistungsangebot und gesellschaftlicher Nachfrage. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1305