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Nutrition Habits among Children of Guest Workers

Resource Type
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • Abstract

    General shopping habits and questions on baby food. Topics: 1. General shopping habits: the one responsible in one´s family for purchase of groceries as well as durable economic goods; type of business in which selected goods of daily need are purchased; type and frequency of visits or use of selected shopping places and mail-order firms; preference for fresh produce, canned food or frozen food; type of meal preparation. 2. Questions on baby supplies: age of baby; use of cloth diapers or throwaway diapers and brand used; duration of style; frequency of preparation of one´s own baby food as well as type and frequency of use of ready-to-serve baby foods; type of sterilization technology for baby bottles; detailed determination of preferred type of businesses for purchase of baby products; brand name of preferred baby care products; use of German products on vacation trips to native country; companies of greatest trust in the area of baby food and baby care products; type of remedies and medication purchased in pharmacies. 3. The following additional questions were posed given larger children in the family: dental hygiene products used for the child; preferred products for snacks for children; products used to increase capability of children; monthly expenditures of child for candy and monthly budget for children´s clothing; annual expenditures for children´s toys; favorite drinks of children and adults in the family. Miscellaneous: television habits and paying attention to commercial television broadcasts; listening habits and paying attention to radio advertising; understanding of advertising broadcasts; possession of videorecorder and preference for German or Turkish films; reading habits; self-assessment of German and Turkish language proficiency; immigration year and desired length of stay in the Federal Republic; car possession and frequency of use of the Federal Railway. Interviewer rating: assessment of knowledge of German of respondent; presence of other persons; influence of other persons on responding; degree of relationship of these persons to respondent; recognizable new pregnancy; city size and willingness of respondent to cooperate; ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Turkish mothers with children up to 12 months old.
Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey under supervision with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 283
The survey was conducted as follows: The first five questions on income and family situation were posed to the husband; further questions to the wife. The questionnaire was composed in the Turkish language and was given to the respondents by the interviewer.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1331 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1984): Ernährungsgewohnheiten bei Gastarbeiterkindern. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.