Non-Agricultural Workers in Villages of the GDR 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie an der Akademie für Gesellschaftswissenschaften beim ZK der SED, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie an der Akademie fuer Gesellschaftswissenschaften beim ZK der SED, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Social structure and selected living conditions of non-agricultural workers. Topics: Work satisfaction; place of work; reasons for work outside of the community; place of residence; intents to move; preferred place of residence; reasons for remaining at place of residence (scale); use of means of transport; satisfaction with daily travel time; the route to work; shift work; living in a pretty village; personal residence; satisfaction with housing conditions; residential status; improvement in housing conditions since 1971; support in independent improvement in residence; residence application in place of residence and at work; relationship with mayor; having a yard; raising small animals; individual home economics and reasons for this; residential furnishings; household furnishings; advantages of living in the city; improvement in housing conditions; desire to build one's own home; reasons for living in the village; length of residence; social function within and outside of the company; participation in change of living conditions in the village and reasons for this; necessity of improvement in living conditions; solidarity with agriculture; support of agriculture as harvest helper; shopping place; solidarity with village residents; being respected by village residents; significance of neighborhood relations; extent to which informed about plans in the village; membership in parties and organizations; time expended for honorary functions; reasons for and against exercise of an honorary function; employment and qualification of partner; perspectives of the village; assessment of the natural residential surroundings; vacation destinations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Strasburg and Geithain
Sampled Universe
Non-agricultural workers in 19 selected villages.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 531
    Number of Variables: 137
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6335 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Jahns, R.: Zur Entwicklung und Rolle der nichtlandwirtschaftlich Berufstätigen in den Dörfern der DDR. Dissertation. Akademie für Gesellschaftswissenschaften beim ZK der SED, Berlin 1987.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22