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Working Mothers (Child Benefit Study 1975)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
1984
Contributor
  • Gesellschaft fuer Grundlagenforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • Abstract

    The occupational situation of working mothers in the Federal Republic and resulting problems with child care. Attitude to the child benefit. Topics: 1. Occupation and raising children: number of children; age and sex of children; hours worked each week and type of arrangement of working hours; personal employment and that of husband; work satisfaction; status in profession; extent of decision-making authority; age of youngest child at start of work; further desire for children and desired continuation of employment; assessment of personal prospects of promotion; work orientation (scale); reasons for employment; attitude to housewives work versus employment; attitude of husband to personal employment; income conditions and financial load; commuting time to work; training and course of occupation; orientation aids for one´s own style of upbringing; reading parents magazines; information on division of tasks in household and in raising children; knowledge and participation in measures of parent education; (if participating: topics addressed and judgement on the events; difficulties in participation and recommended topics). 2. Child care: preferred care facility for children up to three years; arrangement found for daycare of children; frequency of change of care institutions; daily length of care and means of transport used to place of care; care costs; difficulties arising from absence of mother due to occupation. General classification of satisfaction with accomodation of child (scale). If placed with a foster mother: contact with foster mother: number of children with foster mother; general classification of satisfaction with accomodation of child (scale). If placed in a day-nursery: agreement of opening times of day-nursery with working hours; age differences in the group; frequency of change of personnel or the reference person of the child in day-nursery; judgement on spatial accomodation and furnishing with toys; type of opportunities to participate in advice and decisions in the nursery; contacts with nursery personnel; preference for place of care or nursery. 3. Child benefit: degree of familiarity with the child benefit; interest in taking advantage of and desired minimum amount of child benefit; desired duration of interruption of employment given adequate child benefit; problems concerning industrial law from interruption of employment and taking advantage of child benefit; reasons for foregoing taking advantage of child benefit; attitude to a coupling of child benefit to participation in parents education events as well as tie to an income limit; most important measures to improve care situation in general; (with single mothers: knowledge about welfare entitlement and personal use of this possibility). Demography: age (classified); marital status; school education; employment; income; household size; household composition; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-08 / 1975-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Working mothers with at least one child under three years.
Sampling
Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1591
    Number of Variables: 232
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1326 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bertram, Hans: Berufsorientierung erwerbstätiger Mütter. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialisationsforschung und Erziehungssoziologie, 3, 1983, S. 29 - 40.
  • Bertram, Hans; Diefenbacher, Hans: Berufsorientierung erwerbstätiger Mütter: Zum Struktur und Einstellungswandel mütterlicher Berufstätigkeit. München: DJI Verlag Deutsches Jugendinstitut 1984. Heidelberg 1979.
  • Bertram, Hans; Bayer, Hiltrud: Zur sozialen Lage erwerbstätiger Mütter. DFG-Arbeitsbericht 2 Heidelberg 1979.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München (1984): Erwerbstätige Mütter (Erziehungsgeld-Studie 1975). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1326