Equal Rights for Women and Men 1991

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesministerium für Frauen und Jugend, Bonn
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Children
    • Specific social services: use and provision
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the situation of women in occupation and family. Concepts and desires on equal rights. Topics: Fair share of life; judgement on one´s own economic situation; importance of areas of life; compatibility of occupation and family; general attitude to leave for new parents for fathers and attitude to utilization of such a leave for new parents in one´s own family; father or mother as primarily responsible for child care and raising children; judgement on the development of children in full-time kindergartens, in government day-nurseries or otherwise outside of the family; satisfaction with the kindergarten and day-nursery situation; most important reasons for dissatisfaction with this situation; preference for full-time school or part-time school; understanding for women or men without desire for children; importance of economic independence of women; attitude to marriage as institution; assessment of the situation of children in non-marital partnerships or with single-parents; importance of good vocational training for boys and girls; perceived discrimination against women at work; attitude to this discrimination; attitude to women in male occupations, women as superiors and as colleagues; assessment of equal pay and judgement on career chances of men and women; adequate realization of equal rights; realization of equal rights as individual or government task; attitude to more women in leading positions in politics and in the economy; attitude to a quota of women; attitude to making it easier to re-enter the job market and occupational support measures for women; preference for part-time work; attitude to equal valuation of employment and family work; attitude to a salary for housewives; most able party in questions of equal rights; party preference; interest in politics; women or men as better car drivers; women in one´s circle of friends who are beaten by their husbands; necessity of personal intervention in such a case; personal athletic activity and attending sport or cultural events; frequency of hikes and excursions; watching television; exercise of honorary social and charity activities; certainty of one´s own job; close persons whose job is endangered; living together with a partner; actual distribution of tasks for work in household; satisfaction with this distribution of roles; person who should become more involved in household; number of children; children in household; union membership; religiousness. The following questions were also posed to working couples: attitude of partner to personal employment; perceived stress through work in household. The following questions were also posed to respondents with pre-school-age children: children in kindergarten institutions; type of child care institution; persons helping to care for children. The following questions were also posed to respondents with school-age children: attending an all-day or half-day school; type of child care after school; persons helping to care for children. The following questions were also posed to respondents without children: desire for children and preferred number of children. The following questions were also posed to women: membership in a women´s association, a women´s organization that is a member of the German Women´s Council; interest in participation in such an organization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The German residential population between 16 and 69 years old
Sampling Procedure Comment: Two separate samples. West: RLD procedure. East: random route procedure
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire in East Germany. Telephone interview in West Germany
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2633
    Number of Variables: 191
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2309 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Der Bundesminister für Frauen und Jugend (Hrsg.): Gleichberechtigung von Frauen und Männern: Wirklichkeit und Einstellungen in der Bevölkerung. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1992. (Schriftenreihe des Bundesministers für Frauen und Jugend, Band 7)
  • IPOS: Gleichberechtigung von Frauen und Männern: Wirklichkeit und Einstellungen in der Bevölkerung. Ergebnis der ersten vergleichenden Repräsentativumfrage zur Gleichberechtigung in Deutschland des Instituts für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS) Bonn: Bundesministerium für Frauen und Jugend, Februar 1992 (Materialien zur Frauenpolitik 16/1992)

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