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Household Panel 1984

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 and watches. Topics: detailed recording of possession, number, location, brand designation and acquisition year of television sets, video recorders, video cameras, film cameras, home radios, portable radios, stereo systems, cassette tape recording equipment, Walkmen, car radios, car cassette equipment and watches; information on purchase and use of equipment. The following additional questions were posed regarding equipment acquired in the last year before the survey: exact determination of price, place of purchase, features of equipment and brand designation; collecting information and receipt of advertising before purchase; user of the equipment. Also encoded was: the respondent for the supplement questionnaire. Demography: sex; age; marital status; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; number of persons in household with their own income; year of household founding. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-01 / 1984-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The German-speaking population 14 years old and 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: 7346
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1425 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1985): Haushaltspanel 1984. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.