Change and Development of Ways of Family Life in Bavaria (Survey of Families)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
  • Infratest, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    The situation of women in family and occupation. Topics: Attitude to employment of women and the role of women between raising children and employment (scale); importance of day-nurseries, full-time kindergartens, full-time schools, children´s nurseries, youth meeting places and leisure homes for the care of children; judgement on amount and duration of receipt of child benefit; desired lengthening of payment of child benefit; number of siblings; social origins; desire for children; opinions and reasons not to have children (scale); partner biography; information on first three marriages of respondent regarding marriage, divorce or separation; living together with a partner in a common residence; attitude to marriage (scale); reference persons or conversation partners for personal things; meal partners; person with whom one has a very close instinctive tie; leisure partner; providing financial support to others or recept of such support; co-residents at main place of residence as well as if appropriate at secondary residence; persons helping with shopping, child care and housework; age, sex, degree of relation, frequency of contact and distance to most important persons; number of living grandparents and grandchildren; year of birth; month of birth; occupational career; education; time of taking up first employment; career course; time of changes of time worked each week; start, end, length and reason for interruptions of employment; current employment or reasons for unemployment; expected difficulties in the search for a new job; most important reasons for expected difficulties; search for work; desired number of hours each week; arrangement of working hours on working days and weekends; shift work; flextime; commuting time to work; employment in the civil service; area of business; company size; working according to instructions or independently; limited employment; most important reason for current employment; desire for change of working hours and desired number of hours each week; most important criteria in choice of occupation (scale); division of child care and housework between the two partners (scale); cleaning help; decision-maker with selected purchase decisions as well as with family matters; attitude to children (scale); religiousness; frequency of selected leisure activities; residential status; life in a group sharing a residence; total costs of residence; number of rooms; number of children´s rooms; description of infrastructure of residential area; official right of a child to support payments; regularity of payments deposited; self-assessment of one´s general state of health; information on frequency of health complaints arising; weight problems; personal stress from particular events in the last year, such as e.g. death, family problems, legal disputes, problems with authorities, unemployment and partner problems; general life feeling, contentment with life and pressure from stress and concerns (scale). The following information on spouse/partner of respondent: social origins; current employment status; search for work; occupational position; time worked each week; arrangement of working hours and shift work; flextime. With families with children the following additional detailed information on all children was recorded: date of birth; sex; legal status; living in one´s family since birth; school attendance; education and institutions or persons looking after the children; judgement on opening times of kindergartens and day-nurseries; expected advantages from more flexible opening times of day-nurseries and kindergartens. The following form was filled out by the respondent in writing: characterization of partner relation (scale). Also encoded was: sex of interviewer; number of target persons in household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Sample of women between the ages of 18 to 55 years
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2003
    Number of Variables: 779
The investigation is part of a comprehensive research project "Change and Development of Ways of Family Life in the Federal Republic of Germany". The ZA Study Nos. 2245, 2392 and 2516 also belong to this project.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2393 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22