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Transition Barometer 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Haarland, Hans P. (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik e. V., Köln)
  • Niessen, Hans-Joachim (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik e. V., Köln)
  • Franzen, Wolfgang (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik e. V., Köln)
  • Uellner, Wolfgang (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik e. V., Köln)
Publication Date
  • Pentor, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • Factum, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Mareco Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • VCIOM, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Analysis of the transformation of a planned economy to a market oriented economic system. Topics: Present and future economic situation; rise of prices in the next year; estimated development of the unemployment; assessment of the financial situation of the household; financial situation compared to the previous year and a year in future; expected unemployment in the next two years; satisfaction with the reform process and speed of reforms; preferred form of ownership of big industry, middle-size companies, service companies and farms; willingness to sacrifice; strong leadership vs. democracy; peace and order vs. freedom; democracy leads to chaos and anarchy; state control on economy; strong leader; scepticism about market economy; market economy and income disparities; fear concerning the future; free enterprise; profit from the market economy; longing old times; values such as self-actualisation, leisure orientation, enjoyment of life, harmony within family, security, respect law and order, fairness in dealing with others; hard work and ambition, achievement of a high income, self-assertion, political engagement, tolerance; place of resident; income of the household; voting preferences.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Poland (PL)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
Sampled Universe
The population 16 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5457
    Number of Variables: 62
This data set is part of the Transition Barometer series. Further data sets are archived under the ZA Study numbers ZA3357, ZA3359, und ZA3369 (population surveys) and ZA Study numbers ZA3358, ZA3360 and ZA3370 (business surveys). A cumulative data set of the population surveys are available under the ZA Study number ZA3399 (
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3299 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Haarland, Hans P.; Niessen, Hans-Joachim: Transformationsbarometer Osteuropa 1997. Frankfurt/Main: Schriftenreihe der Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik e.V.; Band 1., 1998
  • Haarland, Hans P.; Niessen, Hans-Joachim: Im Dilemma zwischen Akzeptanz und Effizienz. In: Handelsblatt, Köln, 10.11.1997

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Haarland, Hans P.; Niessen, Hans-Joachim; Franzen, Wolfgang; Uellner, Wolfgang (2000): Transition Barometer 1997. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.