Interval Study Capabilities and Courses of Occupation 1985-1995, 8th Wave 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut München, Regionale Arbeitsstelle Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut Muenchen, Regionale Arbeitsstelle Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Youth
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
young adult; job search; course of education; job history
  • Abstract

    Analysis of choice of occupation and transfers into training and employment of young people in the East of Germany. Topics: Change of living conditions since the political turning point in the GDR; future expectations (scale); goals in life (scale); right-left classification; Sunday question; residence sought; expectations of occupation work (scale); activities in protecting one's place of work (scale); problems in applying for work (scale); reasons for selection and obtaining training occupation or university/college opening (scale); grades at high school graduation or vocational certificate; readiness to work in the old or new states; willingness to compromise to obtain a job (scale); problems in transfer into current occupation (scale); feelings from threat of unemployment; salience of work in life; valuation of one's own training achievements; training demands; motives for learning in training; valuation of primary activities of training occupation; valuation of future occupation; training disadvantages in the new states; reasons for possibly terminating training and consequences; branch of economy and size of company doing the training; reputation of different occupations; characteristics which determine the reputation of an occupation; desired study facility and subject; aids in transfer into employment; housing situation and migration intents; reasons for change of city; evaluation of significance of various organizations; membership in trade union; expectations of and evaluation of representation of interests by trade union (scale); employment situation of parents; evaluation of family situation; members of household; national identity (scale); school degree and vocational certificate as well as activity of parents.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-10 / 1993-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
    Leipzig and rural surroundings
Sampled Universe
Panel of the Interval Study ´Capabilities - Older Cohort´. Interviewed were those beginning employment or studies between the ages of 19 to 20 years.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 640
    Number of Variables: 229
The study is part of the project "Access to Occupation and Course of Occupation Biographies of Young People in the East of Germany". It is the continuation of the Interval Study "Capability Development - Older Cohort". Further waves of the Interval Study are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6122 to 6127 or 6184 and 6186. Furthermore the Interval Study "Capabilities - Older Cohort" was conducted in parallel in a younger cohort (ZA Study Nos. 6117 to 6121 and 6180 to 6183).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6185 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Gericke, T.: Gelungener Start - unsichere Zukunft? - Jugendliche an der Schwelle zur Erwerbstätigkeit. In: Die Zukunft des dualen Systems. Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung des IAB Nürnberg. Nürnberg 1994.

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