Life in Eastern Germany 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Empirisch-methodische Arbeitsgruppe bei KAI, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Empirisch-methodische Arbeitsgruppe bei KAI, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Income, property and investment/saving
  • 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, residence; general contentment with life; materialism and postmaterialism; subjective classification of social class; extent to which informed about the system of social security, culture and leisure selection, problems with children, qualification and education opportunities, healthful way of life, rights, partner relations, work, environmental protection, establishment of wages and prices, housing market; attitude to foreigners (scale); institutions or persons who can be asked for help with illness, family or financial problems; opinion on influx of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe, persons seeking asylum and foreign workers; building loan contract, life insurance or loans; satisfaction with selected sides of life (scale); change of satisfaction in individual areas of life (scale); characteristics of employment; assessment of primary causes for unemployment; preferred leisure activities (scale); party membership or party sympathies; membership in clubs, trade unions, citizen initiatives; willingness to participate in various organizations; expectations of conduct of family and friends; judgement on the economic situation of one's own state as well as of the Federal Republic; assessment of personal economic situation; activities to improve personal situation in life; expected social changes in the next few years; desire for children; occupational changes in the last year and their evaluation; time worked each week; shift work or flextime; current qualification; management activity; appropriateness of occupational knowledge from the GDR for current activity; change of work demands; place of work; future occupation situation; attitude to life with children (scale); satisfaction with selected sides of the partnership (scale); attitude to abortion (scale); number of births; number of abortions; financial opportunities to satisfy needs; number of children in household; religiousness; frequency of church attendance, sources of income (scale); tenancy; intended move next year; acquisitions since currency union and planned expenditures; residential furnishings; residence in FRG before border opening; solidarity with municipality, state, with Germany and the European Community; self-assessment of condition of health; judgement on survey, length of questionnaire and interest in further surveys.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-04 / 1992-05
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
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1516
    Number of Variables: 309
See the studies "Life in the GDR 1990", ZA Study No. 6873; "Life in Eastern Germany 1991", ZA Study No. 6314; "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; "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
  • ZA6346 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Häder, M.; Nowossadeck, S.: Einstellungsdynamik in Ostdeutschland: Auswertung von Wiederholungsuntersuchungen zur individuellen Bewältigung des sozialen Wandels. ZUMA-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 93/02, 1992.
  • Winkler, Gunnar (Hrsg.): Sozialreport 1992: Daten und Fakten zur sozialen Lage in den neuen Bundesländern. Berlin 1993.
  • Hausstein, B.; Schreiber, D.; Schubert, R.: Leben ´92 - Daten und Feldbericht. Berlin 1993. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2014.

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