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Homelessness (Investigation in Part of Town)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sack, Fritz (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • Höhmann, Peter (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Community integration of homeless in a Cologne suburb. Topics: Characterization of the suburb Poll; closeness with the suburb or with the city of Cologne; length of residence in the suburb; previous place of residence and moving frequency; rent costs; size of household and number of rooms; possession of durable economic goods; year of construction of building; satisfaction with residence; moving plans; possible destination of moving; particular advantages of the residential area in Poll; favorite part of town of Cologne; familial relations in the part of town or in the entire city; frequency of contact with parents, grandparents, children, siblings and the rest of the relatives; distribution of circle of friends about the part of town and the other parts of the city; contacts with neighbors and colleagues; location of place of work; frequency of change of place of work; occupational mobility; desire for remaining in the part of town given a change of occupation; shopping habits; frequency of trips downtown; leisure activities and place of these leisure activities; club membership; time extent of club activity; participation in activities of the Poll Buergerverein; significance of this organization; judgement on the moving of schools; most influencial personalities in the suburb; most important integration factors in the part of town; influence of the part of town on the entire city; anomy (scale); evaluation of despicability of selected crimes; most important reasons for development of so-called Rocker groups; most effective measures to reduce crime; perceived differences in the old and new part of town; identification of areas that belong together in the part of town and assignment of different social groups to the parts of town; assignment of social groups to the homeless settlement; significance of the homeless problem and preferred measures to eliminate it; measures to prevent homelessness; attitude to differential treatment of the homeless and the rest of the population; recommendations on treatment of the homeless; judgement on the proportion of homeless in the part of town; personal contacts with the homeless; intensity of contacts; fear of contact and social distance to the homeless; preferred measures in view of the two homeless settlements in Poll; perceived differences among the homeless; typical characteristics with which one can recognize the homeless; judgement on a media report about the homeless in Poll; judgement on the municipal facilities in the part of town; personal importance of the existence of such facilities; religiousness. Interviewer rating: residential building size and willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969 / 1970
    Autumn 1969 to the Spring 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
The population of the part of town
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 369
A survey of the homeless in two settlements of the part of town is archived under ZA Study No. 2579.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2578 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Höhmann, Peter; unter Mitwirkung von Rugewitz, Jürgen; Buchholz, Wolfgang; Esser, Hartmut; Müller; Gertraud; Müller, Manfred: Zur Integration marginaler Gruppen: Eine Studie zum Vorfeld abweichenden Verhaltens, Band I: Forschungsbericht. Universität Regensburg: Lehrstuhl für Soziologie (o.J.).
  • Höhmann, Peter: Wie Obdachlosigkeit gemacht wird: Die Entstehung und Entwicklung eines sozialen Problems. Neuwied und Darmstadt: Luchterhand 1976. (Kritische Texte: Sozialarbeit, Sozialpädagogik, Soziale Probleme)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Sack, Fritz; Höhmann, Peter (1995): Obdachlosigkeit (Stadtteiluntersuchung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.