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Part-Time Working Men and Househusbands (1st Wave)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Strümpel, Burkhard (Forschungsstelle Sozialökonomik der Arbeit, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bonn
Publication Date
1989
Contributor
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • Abstract

    Description of the job situation at home and at work. Reasons for reduction of company work and satisfaction with situation. Topics: importance of areas of life; ideal family size; educational goals; political interest; social moral orientations; time perspective for remaining househusband or employed part-time; planned return to full-time work; increase in number of working hours without change of employer; reasons for interest in full-time employment; current employment status and professional position; year of marriage and, as appropriate, year of divorce or death of spouse; begin of current partnership; date of birth of respondent as well as of partner; detailed information about education and course of employment; school degree, education status and employment status of partner; needy persons in the household; help in the household; number of persons in the household; religiousness; possession of a telephone. The following questions were additionally posed to those currently employed part-time: job satisfaction in the former full-time employment; time of change to part-time work; arrangement of working hours; steady working hours or flextime arrangement; time worked each week; overtime arrangement and leisure time compensation; attitude to overtime; commuting times to work; paid secondary occupation; self-assessment of chance of being hired after loss of job; most important reasons for change to part-time employment; difficulties in achieving the desire for part-time employment in the company; person who caused the difficulties; necessity to change employers for part-time employment; job satisfaction after changing to part-time employment; influence and attitude of partner to part-time employment; reactions of social surroundings to the decision; voluntary or involuntary decision for part-time work; changes in leisure activity compared to earlier; division of tasks in the household and in raising children as well as child care; birthday and sex of children; handicapped child; child care by further persons or babysitter; desire for children; restrictions from changed financial situation. To men active as househusbands at the time of interview the above-mentioned questions were posed in slightly modified formulation but containing the same content. The questions about company situation during part-time work were omitted here entirely. Interviewer rating: interest in a follow-up survey and agreement with retention of the address by the survey institute; presence of other persons during the interview and their relationship to respondent; intervention of third parties in the interview; willingness to respond and assessment of the reliability of information. Also encoded were: length of interview; month of interview and year of interview; identification of interviewer and sex of interviewer; age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-07 / 1985-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Househusbands and part-time employed
Sampling
Survey of househusbands and part-time employed who offered to participate in an interview as a result of ads in daily newspapers and radio broadcasts. Beyond this ca. 40% of the respondents were specified by GETAS interviewers.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 427
    Number of Variables: 589
Note
The study is part of a two-wave panel survey, altogether comprised of four individual surveys. In 1985 men (ZA Study No. 1723) as well as women (ZA Study No. 1725) were interviewed. In 1986/87 the follow-up surveys were conducted. These are archived under ZA Study No. 1724 (men) and ZA Study No. 1726 (women).
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1723 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bielenski, Harald; Strümpel, Burkhard: Teilzeitarbeitende Männer und Hausmänner: Motive und Konsequenzen einer eingeschränkten Erwerbstätigkeit von Männern. Berlin: Edition Sigma, 1988. (Beiträge zur Sozialökonomik der Arbeit, Bd. 16)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Strümpel, Burkhard; Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bonn (1989): Teilzeitarbeitende Männer und Hausmänner (1. Welle). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1723