- Sonderforschungsbereich 3 der Universitäten Frankfurt und Mannheim
- INFRATEST Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Social welfare systems/structures
- Income, property and investment/saving
AbstractInformation on employment, income structure, taxes or fees paid and support received by persons living in the household. Topics: The complete data set is subdivided in three parts: A.Information about every individual person in the household B. Information about the household as a whole and C. Information about the sample points. A. For every person in the household the following data were collected: 1. demographic information. 2. information on employment: hours worked each week; status in profession; side jobs and information on full-time employment. 3. savings plan: monthly savings amount according to the 624-DM law; form of savings; employee savings bonus. 4. refugee, exile, resettler: type of identification; year of arrival. 5. reductions in employment: degree and reasons for reduction in earning capacity. 6. training: type and begin of further education and retraining supported by the employment office. 7. income and taxes: type and level of monthly income; special payments received; level of monthly wage and income tax paid; social security contributions; church tax; type of health insurance and monthly premium. 8. social services received: child allowance; student aid; earnings-related unemployment benefit; unemployment benefit; short time work or bad-weather pay; allowances and support aid from the employment office; payments from support advances; support payments for members of the military or those performing community service in lieu of the military; payments for support by the Federal German Armed Forces subsequent to a voluntary period of service; payments for those persecuted by the Nazi regime; burden-sharing for war damages; payments of divorced to spouse and children; receipt of voluntary support payments by relatives outside of the home. 9. pensions: type of anticipated retirement income based on rights earned; detailed information on pensions derived from compulsory retirement insurance, pensions from life insurance policies as well as rights to a pension outside the compulsory retirement insurance. B. The following data was collected for the entire household: 1. aggregate information on characteristics of the household regarding transfer payments charged for the individual persons and characteristics. 2. housing situation and house construction: ZIP (postal) code of main place of residence; age of residential building; form of housing; amount of rent or rental value of one´s own residence; monthly amount of interest for residential property; repayment rates; taking advantage of private or public loans; living space and furnishings; additional costs. 3. taxes: information on income tax return; utilization of diverse tax law possibilities to reduce taxable income and level of the amount; costs in connection with the acquisition of tax deduction property; level of wealth tax and property tax paid. 4. social services: information on receipt and level of housing benefit or welfare as well as reasons for not filing a corresponding application. 5. finances: household income; inheritances; possession of residential property; current market value of one´s own home; structure and current market value of household assets. 6. health area: number of visits to the doctor, general practitioner and specialist; stays in a health resort; inability to work due to illness; hospital stays; frequency of continued payment of wages received. C. Information on sampling point: state; administrative district; size of municipality class; ZIP (postal) code; residential population of the municipality; male population of the residential community; proportion of Germans or foreigners in the population; number of households in municipality. Demography: occupation according to ISCO; current or last occupational position; social origins; professional position of father when respondent was 15 years old; religious affiliation; party preference (Sunday question).
1981-05 / 1981-09
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 2975
Number of Variables: 165
- ZA1604 (Type: ZA-No.)
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Engel, Bernhard: Benutzerhandbuch Transferumfrage. Universität Frankfurt und Universität Mannheim: Sonderforschungsbereich 3, 1987.
Engel, Bernhard: Sozialstruktur und soziale Sicherheit: Methodische und inhaltiche Analysen zur Einkommensverteilung und zum Transfersystem. Frankfurt: Campus 1988. (Sonderforschungsbereich 3 der Universitäten Frankfurt und Mannheim, Mikroanalytische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftspolitik)
Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22