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Purchase Desires and Purchase Behavior of Women

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Determining factors of purchase behavior of married women. The course of employment of women who interrupted employment. Topics: length and pressure of time in the search for work; information about occupational education; assessment of the knowledge gained during apprenticeship and applicability of these abilities in last employment; participation in measures for further education; financial support on the part of the employment office for participation in courses; initiator of participation in such courses; frequency of contact with former {female} colleagues; evaluation of the further education measure; employment at a temporary work agency; exercise of honorary activities; frequency of job interviews and applications due to personal initiative; interest in applications for a job for men; time worked each week by spouse; double income; preferred time worked each week; attitude of spouse to one´s own employment; attitude to employment of women (scale); perceived discrimination of women in professional life; assessment of the aptitude of women or men for certain activities; attitude to the choice of male occupations; personal professional position of father and employment of mother during youth of respondent; contributions to retirement insurance; year of birth of children; person caring for children during working hours. The following questions were posed to those not currently working: last activity exercised; interest in employment; search for work; major difficulties in entering or returning to professional life after leave for new parent or maternity leave; frequency of job applications in the last 12 months; interest in resumption of employment with the previous company; registering as job-seeker with the employment office; most important reasons for the search for occupation and employment; tiredness after work; interest in employment in the future; preference for full-time, part-time, work at home or self-employment; dependence of interest in employment on the situation in the job market; temporal perspective for taking up work; search for work through the employment office or on personal initiative. Working women were asked: flexibility in the form of working hours; reasons for the exercise of part-time work; most important disadvantages and difficulties in part-time work; casual work; shift work; measures for job creation; freelancing; work at home; jobsharing; work at a computer terminal; work orientation and job satisfaction; time worked each week; limited work contract; interest in permanent employment; career orientation and prospects of promotion in the company; span of control; sex of immediate superior and of subordinates; comparison of personal education level with that of one´s superior; preference for man or woman as superior; plans for occupational future. The following questions were posed to women who at some time had interrupted their employment: reason for interruption; judgement on interruption of employment in retrospect; information on the course of professional life up to now and reason for the interruption of employment; willingness to make concessions in the search for work; re-employment agreement with employer; registering as unemployed with the employment office; acceptance of temporary activities or vacation substitute during interruption; temporary jobs in the previous company; difficulties in re-integration in occupation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Sample working and non-working women of German citizenship between the ages of 15 and 60 years excluding trainees, pupils and students
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of ca. 6000 working and ca. 3000 non-working women of German citizenship between the ages of 15 and 60 years excluding trainees, pupils and students
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9020
    Number of Variables: 338
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1896 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Engelbreck, Gerhard: Erfahrungen von Frauen an der dritten Schwelle, Schwierigkeiten bei der beruflichen Wiedereingliederung aus der Sicht der Frauen. In: MittAB 1/1989, S. 100-112.
  • Engelbreck, Gerhard: Berufsverlauf und (Wieder-)Eingliederungshilfen: Ansatzpunkte zur Verbesserung der beruflichen Situation von Frauen. Arbeitspapiere aus dem Arbeitskreis SAMF Nr. 7, S. 143-175.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg (1990): Erwerbswünsche und Erwerbsverhalten von Frauen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.