Part-Time Working Men and Househusbands (Partners, 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 partners of part-time working men and househusbands. Description of domestic and company situation. Topics: psychological self-characterization (scale); general contentment with life and its change in the last few years; time worked each week and overtime; work days per week; change in working hours since living together with partner and reasons for change; desire for change in working hours; reasons for a possible increase in working hours or reduction in working hours; influence and attitude of partner on this change; degree of freedom of decision at work; paid secondary occupation and work days per week; hours for work taken home; information on activities and occupations since last survey in monthly segments; division of labor in the household and in raising children or child care; relation to partner (scale); assessment of the care with which the partner does the housework and perhaps personal improvements; relationship to children; effects of reduced working hours of partner on family life; time perspective for a change of current situation; reasons for an increase in desired working hours or reduction; number of children; desire for children; social trends by which one is influenced; experience with a group sharing a residence and length of living in such a community. The following additional questions were posed to respondents who were housewives: satisfaction with being a housewife; desire for full-time or part-time employment; desired number of hours each week. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during the interview and their relationship to the respondent; intervention in the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded were: length of interview; date of interview; sex of interviewer; age of interviewer as well as a note whether the same interviewer conducted the interview in the first survey wave.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986 / 1987
    New Year 1986 / 1987
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 who had taken part in a follow-up survey in ZA Study No. 1724
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 181
    Number of Variables: 237
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
  • ZA1726 (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