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Household Panel 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Furnishing of household with equipment of entertainment electronics. Topics: detailed recording of possession, number, location, brand designation, main user and point in time of acquisition of television sets, stereo systems, home radio, portable radio, cassette tape recorder, reel-to-reel tape recorder, record player, radio and cassette equipment for the car. The following additional questions were posed regarding acquisition of the above-mentioned equipment as well as watches and video recorders in the last six months before the survey: brand and type designation of equipment; predominant location; exact purchase price; type of business; month of purchase; purchase or gift; purchased used; main user; year of acquisition, usability and use of previous equipment; possession of video camera; possession of film camera; use of video recorder; purchase decision and product information used; frequency of recording television broadcasts; use of pre-programability of video recorder; frequency of trips to video renters; number, characteristics and main borrower of video cassettes; preferred video films; frequency of use of video camera within and outside of the house. Miscellaneous: attitude to new developments in television and record technology; number of main or extension telephones in the primary and second home; average monthly telephone charges; frequency of reading the magazine ´Bunte´. The following questions were posed only to women: self-classification as well as classification of spouse or friend in a fashion typology; purchase price of the last winter coat purchased for oneself or one´s partner. Demography: sex; year of birth; marital status; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupational position; employment; household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; characteristics of person managing household; number of persons in household with their own income; readiness for a telephone interview; year of household founding. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-01 / 1982-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The German-speaking population 14 years old or older in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7127
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1423 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1985): Haushaltspanel 1982. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.