Part-Time Working Men and Househusbands (2nd Wave)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Strümpel, Burkhard (Forschungsstelle Sozialökonomik der Arbeit, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bonn
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Follow-up survey of part-time working men and househusbands. Description of the company or domestic situation. Topics: move since first interview and reasons for move; change of partnership situation since first interview; pregnancy of partner or birth of child in the last year; desire for children; possession of household appliances; change of employer since last interview and reasons for this; changes of job situation since last interview and their connection with one´s own part-time work or return to full-time work; time worked each week; amount of overtime; work days during the week; desire for increased or reduced working hours; reasons for a possible increase in working hours or decrease in working hours; influence and attitude of partner to this change; time occupied by work per day; hours for work taken home; information on activities and occupations since last survey in monthly rotation; division of labor in the household; relation to partner (scale); self-assessment of care with which the housework is taken care of and possible improvements by partner; division of tasks in raising and caring for children; relationship to children; effects of reduced working hours on family life (scale); time perspective for a change of current situation; reasons for a desired increase in working hours or reduction; social moral orientation (scale); social trends from which one feels influence; experience with a group sharing a residence and length of residence in such a group; importance of areas of life; psychological self-characterization (scale); detailed information about the course of terms of employment of partner; employment in civil service; company size; receipt of public support; date of birth; possession of a telephone; contentment with life currently and a year ago; willingness to participate in a further interview. The following question was also posed to respondents who in the meantime had quit part-time work: reasons for quitting. The following questions were additionally posed to househusbands who had returned to employment: current employment status; reasons for resumption of employment; attitude and influence of partner on termination of status as househusband; the same employer as before the time as househusband; comparison of current and earlier jobs; amount of freedom of decision at work. The following questions were additionally posed to respondents who are still househusbands: desire for full-time or part-time employment; desired number of hours each week. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons and their degree of relationship to respondent; intervention of other persons in the interview; willingness to participate in the interview; assessment of the reliability of information. Also encoded was: length of interview; date of interview; sex of interviewer and age of interviewer; same interviewer as with the first panel interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986 / 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Househusbands and part-time employed
Sampling Procedure Comment: Re-interview of the househusbands and part-time employed interviewed in ZA Study No. 1723
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 243
    Number of Variables: 395
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).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1724 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22