Marriage and Family (1986)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Family life and marriage
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Social welfare systems/structures
  • Abstract

    Attitude to questions of raising children, education, marriage and family. Judgement on the occupational situation and the relationship between generations. Topics: 1. Basic questions on marriage and family: meaning of family; ideal number of children and desire for children; reasons against further children; attitude to childless marriage; assessment of significance for development policy of a reduction in birth rate; appropriate measures against decreasing birthrates and assumed reasons for the decrease in births; adequate preparation of young people for marriage and family; basic conditions of a marriage; attitude to divorce; evaluation of measures for family policy. 2. Family life and family interaction: attitude to family; reasons for arguments in one´s family; person to confide in with problems; occupation with the children; researching one´s own family history; magazines and public advice centers as possible advisers for help with life. 3. Dominance or partnership: agreement between the spouses and reasons for differences of opinion; role distribution or dominating person in the marriage; equal rights and duties of the partners; adapting to the spouse; role distribution or dominance in raising children; conversations with partner about problems at work. 4. Education questions: education style and problems with education; possible help with education problems; type of advice centers used; judgement on and attitude to advice centers; attitude to bad school report cards and supervision of school work; desired occupation for the children; attitude to sex education; desired development possibilities for the children; judgement on the generation conflict. 5. Achievement orientation and education: attitude to education and assumed causes for inadequate education; judgement on the school as preparation for employment; desired studies for the children; general moral orientation. 6. Leisure time: leisure desires; reduction in leisure time from household and family; actual and desired activities on Sunday; vacation activities and vacation hindrances; behavior going out; evening activities and significance of television. 7. Relatives, friendship and neighborhood: contacts with friends and acquaintances; neighbors´ willingness to help; place of residence of parents. 8. Occupation and occupation stress: effects of occupation on family life; wish to quit or begin employment; interest in return to work and reasons for the desire for employment; attitude to the job of housewife or role as mother; work orientation. 9. Miscellaneous: self-assessment of social class and class consciousness; attitude to the abortion regulation; sources of political information. Demography: age; sex; marital status; age and number of children; year of marriage; share of support of household; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment in the civil service; employment; number of persons with their own income in household; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class and class-consciousness; party preference and party inclination; religiousness; membership in clubs, associations and parties; contribution payments; housing situation and residential status; size of residence; desired residence change; possession of durable economic goods; living together with partner; age of spouse. Also encoded was: form of housing; type of city; living in new construction area; city size; state; identification of interviewer; ZIP (postal) code; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-03 / 1986-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1503
    Number of Variables: 452
The content of this study is in large part identical to ZA Study No. 0968 conducted on the same topic in 1977.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1613 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22