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Non-Marital Long-Term Relationships (1st Wave 1989)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Vaskovics, Laszlo A. (Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsstelle der Universität Bamberg)
  • Franz, Peter (Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsstelle der Universität Bamberg)
  • Buba, Hanspeter (Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsstelle der Universität Bamberg)
  • Rupp, Marina (Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsstelle der Universität Bamberg)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Sozialforschung und -planung, Bamberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Living conditions and attitudes to family and children among young non-marital long-term relationships. Topics: 1. General: training; occupation; length and extent of employment; temporary employment; shift work; commuting times to work; unemployment. 2. Childhood and parental home: growing up with natural parents or grandparents; death of parents during childhood; divorce during childhood; size of place of residence during childhood; social origins; employment of mother; number of siblings; over-all assessment of childhood as happy or unhappy; family life of parents as model; financial situation of parents during childhood of respondent; decision structure in one´s family; religiousness of parents; role of women in one´s family; judgement on family life; relationship with father and mother (scales); age at leaving parental home; age of parents; spatial distance to parents; frequency of telephone contacts and visits with parents; assessment of current relationship with father as well as mother; support received from parents, grandparents or relatives in view of living together with partner; anticipated financial, every-day and child care help in case of child. 3. Partnership and marriage: length of living together; previous steady relations and partnerships; if appropriate reasons for separation; earlier marriage; reasons for current non-marriage; difficulties from social surroundings or authorities due to living together unmarried; characterization of current relation; marriage intent; desire for church wedding; planned point in time of marriage; motives for marriage; conflicts with partner regarding the topic marriage; reactions of social surroundings to possible marriage; reasons for moving in together; initiative for this from man or woman; planned moving together; agreements in the area finances, acquisitions, relations to others, work in household, use of residence and separation preparations; agreement arrangements found later; owner of furnishing; conflicts about finances, independence, sexual relations, relations with parents and circle of friends; thoughts of separation; arrangements in case of separation; expected difficulties with a separation; changes in the relation since living together; happy relation; expectations of an ideal marriage (scale); ideas of sexuality; agreements in ideas about sexuality; methods of contraception used; AIDS as frequent topic of conversation; sexual fidelity and AIDS; evaluation of this topic; change of sexual habits since AIDS. 4. Parenthood: ideas on the desire for children; frequency of thoughts of desire for children; time of origin of desire for children; number of desired children; planning first birth; time period to first birth; current pregnancy; month of pregnancy; intended pregnancy; importance of fulfilling desire for children; reasons for postponing a desire for children; agreement with partner on planned number of children and time of first birth; disagreements from different ideas on this question; assessment of the compatibility of child and occupation; ideas about child and simultaneous employment for respondent as well as partner; attitude to children and parenthood (scale); attitude to abortion; areas with the greatest difficulties from a baby. 5. Legal arrangements: attitude to increased legal regulation of unmarried couples living together and the legal situation in non-marital long-term relationships (scales); attitude to making non-marital and marital long-term relationships completely equal. 6.Attitudes: trust in the economy and the situation on the job market; fear of threat to the environment and nuclear war; trust in nuclear power plant safety and in peace; attitude to having children, church wedding, marrying, compatibility of family, children and professional career; emotional self-concept, ability and self-effectiveness (scales); norm-orientation and rigidity (scale); psychological self-characterization (BEM scale); self-reference; future plans. 7.Personal goals and orientations: importance of areas of life; work satisfaction and demands of an ideal employment (scale); religiousness and ties to church; party preference; significance of leisure time; most important leisure activities; frequency of going out (even without partner); compatibility of leisure interests and children; importance of money, standard of living, acquiring assets and prosperity; satisfaction with current standard of living; sources of income; debt burden; debts and installment payments; remaining duration of burden; subjective assessment of the burden; attitude to indebtedness from borrowing; financial reserves. 8. Shopping habits: conduct when shopping (scale); price-conscious or quality-conscious shopping; paying attention to prestige value or necessity; impulse buying instead of saving; attitude to shopping (fun or necessity). 9. Circle of friends and acquaintances: size of social surroundings; recruting social surroundings; anticipated assistance in need situations, in case of babies and in case of financial support from social surroundings; young parents in social surroundings and their marital status; judgement on parents of babies; anticipated changes of social contacts if children are in the house; influence of social surroundings on personal desire for children. 10. Residence and residential area: size of residence; number of rooms; length of residence; having a yard; type of residential building; residential status; the one who signed the rent contract; monthly housing costs; satisfaction with housing; reasons for a possible intent to move; most important association with the term residence; necessity of a change in residence in case of children; difficulties expected in this; child-friendly residential area; time of getting up; leaving the house and returning; time of going to bed; common meals with partner; division of housework among the two partners and satisfaction with division in the individual work areas.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-08 / 1989-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Non-marital long-term relationships (childless, German-speaking, age of woman at most 35 years)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative random sample (stratified according to size of municipality classes)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1756
    Number of Variables: 585
The study is part of a project whose further data sets are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2663 to 2665. The data set described here contains the data of the 1st wave of a panel survey. The subsequent waves are not yet archived.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2666 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Vaskovics, Laszlo A.; Buba, Hanspeter; Rupp, Marina: Die Partnerschaft in nichtehelichen Lebensgemeinschaften. In: Forschungsforum der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Heft 3, 1991, S. 36-43.
  • Vaskovics, Laszlo A.; Buba, Hanspeter; Rupp, Marina unter Mitarbeit von Peter Franz: Optionen der Elternschaft und der Lebensgestaltung in nichtehelichen Lebensgemeinschaften. Bamberg: Forschungsbericht 1990.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Vaskovics, Laszlo A.; Franz, Peter; Buba, Hanspeter; Rupp, Marina (1995): Nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften (1. Welle 1989). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.