Change and Development of Ways of Family Life (Panel 1988-1994)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
  • Infratest Burke Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Family life and marriage
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Current life situation and ways of life. Social relations and courses of life. Topics: 1. Children: number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; sex of siblings; growing up with both parents or with single-parent; divorce or other reasons for separation of parents; social origins; child-raising goals; desired number of children. 2. Partner biography: living together with a partner; living separately; year of separation; right to support; regularity of payments deposited; firm partnership; difficulties in partnership; thoughts of divorce; talks with friends or partner as well as a lawyer about a possible divorce. 3. Questions on social net: person to confide in; persons with whom one regularly has meals and to whom emotional relations exist; person from whom financial support is received or to whom provided; leisure partner; sex, type of relation, distance to residence and frequency of contact with persons of one's social surroundings; closeness and relation with other people and friends (scale); number of living grandparents. 4. School, training and employment: year of starting school; year of completion of school; time of first taking up occupational activity and complete information on professional career; current employment status; looking for work; hours worked each week; temporary work; work orientation (scale); most important criteria for choice of occupation (scale); child-raising and employment; information on number of siblings, number of grandchildren, number of grandparents, employment, occupational position and hours worked each week of spouse; division of tasks in the partnership and distribution of decision-making power; attitude to marriage (scale); characterization of partner relation (scale); estimated weekly effort for activities for family and household; attitude to children (scale); religiousness; postmaterialism; residential status; inheritance or purchase of real estate; gift received to purchase real estate; monthly rent or housing costs; floor space; number of rooms; number of children's rooms; age at leaving parental home; duration of residence; state of parental home; information on infrastructure available in one's residential area and use of these facilities; presence and use of facilities for children in the immediate vicinity of one's residence; members of the household as recipients of governmental transfer payments such as unemployment benefit, housing benefit or child benefit; household income; regular savings amount; annual construction savings amount; having debt and amount; right to support for children; regularity of payments for the child; utilization of social aid and counseling measures; looking after persons in need of care in the household; family relation with these persons and number of hours expended weekly for this; support in the care from social services or further persons; care activities along with housekeeping and employment; self-assessment of condition of health; frequency of leisure activities; desire for children. Demography: sex; multi-generation family; family cycle; household size; composition of household; employment situation of man and woman; steady partnership and living together with a partner; second residence; number of hours each week; working time arrangement; flex-time; work according to instructions or independently; income sources; household net income; expenditure areas in which soonest restrictions would be possible; family events that have occurred and problems and intensity of stress perceived from them; use of means of contraception; reasons for non-use; person deciding about use of means of contraception; year of birth; month of birth; district code; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988 / 1994
    the 1st wave West 1988; the 2nd wave 1994.
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons living in private households with German citizenship between the ages of 18 to 55 years
Sampling Procedure Comment: The complete sample of the ´88 dataset of respondents consists of three sub-samples, all representing the same universe, but produced with different sample procedures: Sub-sample A address-random by drawing addresses from the resident registry of municipalities (number of cases net: 3011) Sub-sample B random-route based on the ADM sample system (procedural variant with prescribed net) (number of cases net: 6931) Sub-sample C reliabiliy test, i.e. follow-up survey among selected persons from the quota sample of pretest 2 (number of cases net: 101) Random sample The ´94 dataset contains a 50% sample of the persons interviewed in 1988 in the old states (at the time of follow-up survey 24-61 years old)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4997
    Number of Variables: 711
This dataset is a consolidation of the DJI family survey of the 1st wave West 1988 (ZA Study No. 2245) and the 2nd wave 1994 (part of ZA Study No. 2860) for those persons interviewed twice.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3209 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22