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

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
1994
Contributor
  • Infratest, Muenchen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • 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
Note
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.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2393 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München (1994): Wandel und Entwicklung familialer Lebensformen in Bayern (Familiensurvey). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2393