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Situation in Life in Early Retirement (Leipzig)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Erpenbeck, Franz (Mitteldeutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Gerontologie, Leipzig)
  • Nägele, Gerhard (Forschungsgesellschaft für Gerontologie, Dortmund)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Sozialmedizin, Universitaet Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Retirement
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Elderly
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Abstract

    Earlier ideas of retirement and evaluation of the situation in early retirement by early retirees in Leipzig. Topics: Time period of receipt of interim retirement payment; already thinking of retirement at GDR times; most important positive or negative expectations of retirement; ideas at the time about the ideal time of retirement; priority of occupation or family at the time of one´s own employment; difficulties in leaving employment life; particularly perceived deficits after leaving work; happy expectation of retirement; positive and negative sides of early retirement; satisfaction with amount of interim retirement payment; general synopsis evaluation of changes since giving up employment; attitudes to retirement (scale); desires of politics and business to improve personal situation in life in early retirement; stating changes in leisure behavior from transfer into retirement; once again taking up leisure activities; further employment plans at GDR times for retirement age; planned duration of this further employment; current side jobs and reasons for this; change of social contacts since start of retirement; future plans; plans for return to professional life; self-assessment of condition of health; health disturbances from earlier employment; change of health status since giving up employment; self-classification on a young-old scale; employment status of spouse; children in household; residential status; restriction of standard of living after retirement; satisfaction with current situation in life. Judgement on length of questionnaire; interest in results of this investigation; interest in a deeper conversation as well as a follow-up survey after a year; survey date and statement of duration of filling out the questionnaire.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-03 / 1993-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Leipzig (DE-SN-LEJ)
Sampled Universe
Recipients of interim retirement payments in the employment office district Leipzig
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 309
    Number of Variables: 164
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2612 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ernst, Jochen: Frühverrentung in Ostdeutschland: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Erhebung zu den Bedingungen und sozialen Folgen des vorzeitigen Ruhestandes. Frankfurt am Main: Lang 1995. (Reihe V Volks- und Betriebswirtschaft, Bd. 1750)
  • Ernst, Jochen: Der vorzeitige Ruhestand in Ostdeutschland und einige Aspekte der Soziallage der Frührentner in den neuen Ländern. In: Sozialer Fortschritt 9, 1993, S. 211-216.
  • Ernst, Jochen: Bedingungen und Folgen des vorzeitigen Ruhestands in Ostdeutschland: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Erhebung. In: WSI-Mitteilungen 8, 1994, S. 498-506.
  • Ernst, Jochen: Einige Aspekte der sozialen Lage der Frührentner in Ostdeutschland. In: Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.; Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Hrsg.): Sozialunion Deutschland, 4. Tagungsband 1994, S. 28-49.

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

Erpenbeck, Franz; Nägele, Gerhard (1994): Die Lebenssituation im vorgezogenen Ruhestand (Leipzig). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.