DJI Youth Survey 2000

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
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
    • Children
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Living conditions, moral orientations, political orientations and readiness of young people and young adults for political conduct. Topics: satisfaction with areas of life; postmaterialism (scale); importance of areas of life; sex role orientations; attitude to the idea of democracy; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; interest in politics; personal advantages or disadvantages through German unification; fair share of the standard of living in the Federal Republic. Demography: sex; age; occupational position; marital status; number of children; desire for children; growing up until the 16th year of life; school degree; employment status, occupational position of mother and father and of partner; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; living in parental household; time of leaving parental household; form of housing; sources of income; personal net income; regional origins and length of residence in the state; possession of a telephone. Also encoded was: length of interview; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-06 / 2000-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The starting point for the sample is the so-called survey of families.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The Youth Survey 2000 is based on two subsamples: 1. The so-called Replicative Survey which refers to a cross-section survey with net 8091 persons between the ages of 18 and 55 living in private households in Germany. Roughly proportional to the distribution of the residential population 6613 interviews were conducted in the old states and 10478 interviews in the new states. The young people selected in the framework of this survey form the first part of the sample of the Youth Survey. 2. Beyond this young people living in the household of an (adult) target person were additionally taken into the sample.
Collection Mode
  • Computer-aided oral survey with standardized questionnaire (CAPI)
The Youth Survey 2000 presents an introduction of questions from the two waves of the Youth Surveys (1992 and 1997) in the Survey of Families 2000 of the DJI, Munich. Otherwise it contains demographic and youth-specific variables of the Survey of Families 2000. The 16 to 19-year-olds forming the population in the Youth Survey (supplement survey) 2000 were primarily (n=2417) interviewed within the framework of the main interview of the Survey of Families (respondents 18 years old and older). 255 young people (16 to 17-year-olds living in the household with target persons) were interviewed in supplement interviews.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3609 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DJI (Type: FDZ)
  • Gille, Martina; Krüger, Winfried (Hrsg.) Unzufriedene Demokraten: Politische Orientierungen der 16- bis 29jährigen im vereinigten Deutschland. DJI-Jugendsurvey 2. Opladen: Leske und Budrich 2000.

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