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Gentrification in the Inner City of Hamburg

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Dangschat, Jens S. (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
  • Friedrichs, Jürgen (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Housing situation and reasons for moving. Perceived change in residential area and attitude to these changes. Topics: length of residence in house and in the current part of town; earlier part of town; reasons for and against influx into the current part of town; intent to move, reasons for leaving and activities for house-hunting; general impression of part of town in comparison over time; number of tenants in the building; age and social structure of tenants as well as perceived changes in the last two years in the building and the residential area; attitude to these changes; assumed personal consequences from an increasing proportion of students and groups sharing a residence or of well-payed people in the part of town; perceived new facilities and reconstruction measures in pubs and Restaurants in the last two years; attitude to these changes; opening of new businesses in the residential area in the last two years; type of businesses and earlier use of the premises as well as attitude to these changes; type of heating; judgement on current apartment in comparison to earlier apartment; advantages and disadvantages of current apartment; current and earlier size of residence; number of co-residents; remodelling in house or apartment as well as type of measures carried out; individual hiring or conducting the work; apartment owner; proportion of condominiums in building; time of conversion to condominiums; assumed preference for certain groups of persons by the landlord renting the apartment; information about previous tenant of current apartment; monthly rent; number of rooms; ages of co-residents; type and frequency of problems among the building residents; preferred and actual neighborhood relations; attitude to the Gentrification process (scale). Demography: year of birth; sex; marital status; household type; highest education degree; current and earlier employment; occupational position of respondent; earlier occupation of respondent and his partner; number of income recipients in household; monthly net household income. Interviewer rating: age of building; degree of modernization of building; date of interview; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Heads of household in various connected blocks of the Hamburg residential areas St. Pauli, St. Georg and Muehlenkamp
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 283
    Number of Variables: 223
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1685 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Dangschat, Jens S.; Friedrichs, Jürgen: Gentrification in der inneren Stadt von Hamburg: Eine empirische Untersuchung des Wandels von drei Wohnvierteln. Hamburg: Gesellschaft für Sozialwissenschaftliche Stadtforschung 1

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Dangschat, Jens S.; Friedrichs, Jürgen (1988): Gentrification in der inneren Stadt von Hamburg. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.