Conditions in East Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Living conditions and political situation in the GDR. Topics: improvement in conditions in the east zone; improvement in nutrition situation, legal conditions and administration; improvement in conditions from pension increase; introduction of the 45 hour week and elimination of food rationing; paths to reunification; time required until reunification; block affiliation of a reunited Germany; judgement on the policies of Adenauer regarding reunification; prestige of Adenauer; speech of US president Eisenhower on the Near East situation; contents of the speech of Eisenhower; attitude to the Eisenhower Plan; effect of the Hungarian revolt on the prestige of the USSR; effect of the Hungarian revolt on the situation in the GDR; effect of the Suez incident and the Hungarian revolt on the prestige of the USA. Demography: occupation; age; school education; state; frequency of stays in the west; sex; date; place of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-02
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the east zone at the Green Week in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 500
    Number of Variables: 152
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3315 (Type: ZA-No.)

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