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Incidence and Problems of Non-Marital Long-Term Relationships (Married People)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    The family situation in long-term marital relationships. Topics: significance of religion and religiousness; most frequent leisure partner; arrangement of financial relationships between partners; general judgement on partner relation (scale); problems and difficulties in marriage; factors influencing a good partner relation (scale); general judgement on marriages and non-marital partner relations in one´s own circle of friends; strength of ties with previous partnerships and possible problems in separation; general as well as personal advantages and disadvantages of a non-marital long-term relationship and of marriage (scale); children from personal earlier partnership relations or from marriage; intra-family division of household activities and decision-making responsibilities. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment in the civil service; employment; income; household income; size of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; respondent is person managing household; number of persons in household with their own income; residential status; having a yard; smoker; trips by airplane; unemployment; possession of a telephone; leisure activities; possession of videorecorder; possession of means of transportation; possession of credit card or check card; possession of a building loan contract. Interviewer rating: city size; state. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-06 / 1983-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Married couples
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (random route procedure)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1284
    Number of Variables: 158
In the so-called primary investigation (ZA Study No. 1437) non-marital long-term relationships were surveyed. The data set presented here contains the data of a type of control group survey: in the framework of two omnibus surveys married couples were interviewed.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1558 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesminister für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit (Hrsg.): Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften in der Bundesrepublik. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 1985. (Schriftenreihe des Bundesministers für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Band 170)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

EMNID, Bielefeld (1986): Vorkommen und Probleme der nichtehelichen Lebensgemeinschaften (Verheiratete). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.