Life in Eastern Germany 1991

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Empirisch-methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Empirisch-methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Social change in Eastern Germany during political and economic transformation. Topics: Hopes and fears; importance of selected areas of life such as work, partnership, education, social security, health, housing situation; general contentment with life; satisfaction with environmental situation and environmental conduct (Skalen); extent to which informed about the system of social security, cultural and leisure offering, qualification and education opportunities, healthful way of life, rights, partner relations, work, environmental protection, establishment of wages and prices, housing market, product selection; stand on the new legal system; trust with legal problems in trade union, organizations, lawyer, court; persons to whom one can turn for financial support; satisfaction with selected side of life (scale); expectations of family and friends of one's conduct; preferred leisure activities (scale); changes in organization of leisure time and its evaluation; party membership or party sympathies; attitude to political participation; activities to improve personal situation in life; expected social changes in the next few years; self-assessment of condition of health; activities to promote health; desire for children - earlier and under influence of the social turning point; occupational changes in the last year and their evaluation; assessment of the primary causes for unemployment; management activity; time worked each week; shift work or flextime; occupation characteristics; current occupational qualification; number of marriages; satisfaction with selected sides of the partnership (scale); changes in family climate in the last year; number of children born and years of birth; financial possibility of satisfying needs; number of children in household; price and quality comparisons in shopping; preferred dealing with money; acquisitions since currency union and planned expenditures; religiousness; source of income (scale); tenancy; amount of rent; desire for condominium or one's own house; residential furnishings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-02 / 1991-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany.
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship living in private households and 18 years old or older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1466
    Number of Variables: 279
See the studies "Life in the GDR 1990", ZA Study No. 6873; "Life in Eastern Germany 1992", ZA Study No. 6346; "Life in Eastern Germany 1993", ZA Study No. 6600; "Life in Eastern Germany 1994", ZA Study No. 6601; "Life in Eastern Germany 1995", ZA Study No. 6602 and "Life in Eastern Germany 1996", ZA Study No. 6665. The cumulated data sets 1990-1993 and 1996 are archived under ZA Study No. 6666. The "Women Report - Brandenburg 1991" is archived under ZA Study No. 6315.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6314 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Häder, M.; Hausstein, B.: Auflehnung, Anpassung oder Resignation? Ergebnisse zweier sozialwissenschaftlicher Studien. In: Umbruch. Beiträge zur sozialen Transformation. Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum (SFZ) e. V. Berlin-Brandenburg (Hrsg.). Heft 1, Berlin 1991. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: B 222.
  • Hausstein, B.; Götze, H.: Leben ´91: Daten und Feldbericht. Berlin 1991. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2021.
  • Häder, M.; Nowossadeck, S.: Einstellungsdynamik in Ostdeutschland: Auswertung von Wiederholungsuntersuchungen zur individuellen Bewältigung des sozialen Wandels. ZUMA-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 93/02, 1992.
  • Winkler, G. (Hrsg.): Sozialreport 1992: Daten und Fakten zur sozialen Lage in den neuen Bundesländern. Berlin 1993.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22