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Family Development in North Rhine-Westphalia (Panel: 1st Wave 1981/82)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Training and occupation possiblities from the view of young women. Questions on raising children, marriage, partnership and family. Topics: job satisfaction; hours worked each week; perceived job stress; intent to give up employment; occupational prospects of promotion; reasons for employment (scale); compatibility of employment and household; satisfaction with training; detailed information on training and about activities exercised since school or conclusion of training; reasons for change of job; belonging to a professionial group; attitude to household, family and occupation (scale); detailed information about all children; managing child care; significance of temporal family planing; probability of birth of a further child; gender preference for a single child; significant things of life (scale); date of birth; date of marriage; date of divorce; time of first marriage; length of first marriage; living together with a partner; division of decision-making authority in the marriage or partnership; desired number of children; actual number of children; perceived stress from children; relief from the partner in child care; attitude to children (scale); division of labor in the housework; frequency of contact with relatives, neighbors and friends; help received in the household from these persons; personal assistance for these persons; contacts with families with children; social origins; employment of mother during childhood of respondent; attitude to employment of mother; satisfaction of mother with her employment; number of siblings; relationship of parents to one another; living together with parents or parents-in-law; perceived stress from work in the household; attitude to family and partnership (scale), employment, time worked each week and shift work of spouse; closeness of respondent as well as partner with the church; number of rooms and living space in square meters; residential status; amount of rent; length of time in residence and in city; earlier place of residence and place of residence during childhood; frequency of moving; significance of a further child (scale), educational goals and living conditions fair for children (scale); exhaustion after work; willingness to participate in further surveys; consent with storing address for purposes of re-interview. The following questions were presented for the respondents to fill out: judgement on current financial situation and expected future developments; income; current pregnancy; use of contraceptives; miscarriages and abortions; death of children; sterility; conversations with partner about contraceptives; judgement on the partnership (scale). The following additional questions were posed to some spouses or partners of the respondents: judgement of the partnership (scale); significant things and goals in life (scale); income and judgement on career chances; desired number of children; gender preference for a single child; share in the work in the household; attitude to household, family, children and occupation (scale); date of birth; number of siblings. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview; intervention of these persons in the course of the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-12 / 1982-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
  • Herne (DE-NW-HEE)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    district Guetersloh and district Kleve
Sampled Universe
Sample of women of German citizenship between the ages of 18-30 years, who had their primary residence in these areas.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random sample from the files of the resident registry offices.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2620
    Number of Variables: 571
In 935 cases it was possible to interview the partner of the respondent. The second and third wave of the panel survey are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1737 and 1738.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1736 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bielefeld (1989): Familienentwicklung in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Panel: 1. Welle 1981/82). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.