Family Development in North Rhine-Westphalia (Panel: 3rd Wave 1986)

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 possibilities from the view of young women. Questions on raising children, marriage, partnership and family. Second follow-up survey after a further 2 years. Topics: employment; hours worked each week; perceived work stress; occupational prospects of promotion; employment for financial reasons; detailed information on training as well as about first and current employment; belonging to a professional group; reasons for change of job; times of unemployment; attitude to household, family and occupation (scale); activity during the last three years; 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 marriage or partnership; number of children; detailed information about all children; managing child care; life changes due to children (scale); problems and help in raising children; significance of a further child (scale); perceived stress from children; perceived personal responsibility and that of partner regarding children (scale); relief from partner in child care; assumed significance of a further child for partner (scale); division of labor between partners regarding child care (scale); employment, time worked each week and shift work of spouse; moves due to change of job of partner; desired number of children; perceived stress from work in the household; assumed attitude of partner to marriage, family, children and occupation (scale); detailed information about division of labor between partners in household (scale); solidarity of respondent as well as her partner with the church; school degree of respondent and her partner; number of rooms and living space in square meters; residential status; owner or primary renter of house or apartment; amount of rent; the one who pays the rent; length of time in residence and in city; detailed information about moves since 18th year of life; willingness to participate in further surveys. The following questions were presented to the respondent to be filled out: income; judgement on partnership (scale); current pregnancy; sterility; changes in partnership; assumed judgement on partnership from point of view of partner (scale). The following additional questions were posed to some spouses or partners of the respondents: judgement on partnership (scale); assumed judgement on partnership from point of view of partner (scale); employment; income; desired number of children; date of birth; number of siblings; willingness to take paternity leave; attitude to household, family, children and occupation (scale); share in work in the household (scale); assumed attitude of partner to occupation and family (scale); changes in partnership; relief of partner after a birth; perceived responsibility regarding children and family (scale); time expended for child care; distribution of the work of child care between partners (scale). 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
  • 1986-04 / 1986-06
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    district Gütersloh and district Kleve
Sampled Universe
The resident registry offices. 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 samples from the files of the resident registry offices. Sample of women of German citizenship between the ages of 18-30 years, who had their primary residence in these areas; the follow-up survey was augmented with newly drawn addresses of women between the ages of 18 and 19 years. Due to moves women in other cities in North Rhine-Westphalia were also interviewed; to the extent that interview participants had moved to other states or to foreign countries no renewed interview took place.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1054
    Number of Variables: 520
In 454 cases it was possible to interview the partner of the respondent. The first and second wave of the panel survey are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1736 and 1737.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1738 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22