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Part-Time Working Men and Househusbands (Partners, 1st 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

    Attitude to decision of partner to become househusband or part-time employee. Topics: residential status; importance of areas of life; ideal family size; educational goals; detailed information about school education and employment; detailed information about occupational career since conclusion of school; year of marriage and as appropriate year of divorce; information on partnership; assessment of reasons of partner to take on part-time work or become a househusband (by means of the same scale items also presented to the men); personal stand and influence on decision of spouse; major reasons for agreement or rejection of partner´s decision; division of tasks in the household and in raising children as well as child care; desire for children and occupational plans for the future; religiousness; possession of a telephone; agreement with a follow-up survey and retention of address by the survey institute. The following questions were additionally posed to women who currently or earlier had been employed: job satisfaction (scale); time worked each week and daily working hours. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during the interview and their relationship to respondent; intervention of these persons in the survey; assessment of the reliability of responses given and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded was: length of interview; date of interview; identification of interviewer; 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 Procedure Comment: Survey of partners of the part-time working men or househusbands interviewed in ZA Study No. 1723
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 325
    Number of Variables: 424
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 of the ZA Study No. 1726 (women).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1725 (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: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Strümpel, Burkhard; Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bonn (1989): Teilzeitarbeitende Männer und Hausmänner (Partnerinnen, 1. Welle). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.