Young Marriage 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Fertility
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Partner relations and situation in life of young marriages, expectations of and reasons for the marriage, desire for children. Topics: Expectations of spouse (scale); length of the relation before marriage; reasons for marriage; influence of individual persons and events on ideas of married life (scale); length of marriage and assessment of its development; characteristics of spouse (scale); criteria for marriage happiness (scale); division of labor in the household - in general and with employment of wife; realization of equal rights for the wife in marriage; compatibility of occupational and family duties; decision-making in family matters (scale); attitude to divorce; frequency of common leisure activities (scale); factors making common organization of leisure time impossible (scale); average leisure time on work days; willingness to participate in FDJ discussion rounds on marriage problems, marriage and family law, social policy of the GDR, international solidarity, organization of leisure time, raising children; utilization of government support; attitude to FDJ and participation in FDJ activities; time expended for honorary social work; attitude to socialist society; trust in SED; moral orientations (scale); reasons for or against a child (scale); reasons for two or more children (scale); utilization of paid time off after birth; attitude to children; stand on care of children by the wife; educational goals; attitude to punishment of children with certain behavior (scale); abortions up to now; methods of contraception; frequency of sexual intercourse with partner - in fact and ideally; reasons for conflicts in marriage and person setting them off (scale); opinion agreement in various areas of life (scale) and their significance; full-time or part-time employment; shift work; work demands and technical knowledge; computer-controlled technology in the work area; change of working conditions through new technology (scale); frequency of changes of work demands; general significance of work; membership in youth brigade or youth researcher collective; participation of spouse in occupational problems; satisfaction with occupational duties and colleagues; significance of partner relation for various areas of life; qualification during marriage; attitude to employment of women; attitude to qualification and further education; tenancy; satisfaction with housing conditions; number of rooms; number of books; procedure with common acquisitions; consumer goods; number of children in household; assessment of personal condition of health.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-09 / 1988-11
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Leipzig, Dresden, Suhl, Halle, Magdeburg, Gera, Karl-Marx-Stadt, Frankfurt/Oder, Berlin
Sampled Universe
Sample of young workers and apprentices from the ministerial areas light industry, trade and supply, electronics technology/electronics, coal and energy, chemical industry.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 738
    Number of Variables: 223
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6022 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Pinther, A.: Zur Entwicklung junger Ehen in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren. Teilbericht zum Z-Projekt Familie. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/41.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22