City Development in Upheaval - Dessau 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lehrstuhl für Soziologie an der Sektion Gebietsplanung und Städtebau der Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen Weimar Bauhaus Dessau Bauakademie der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Lehrstuhl fuer Soziologie an der Sektion Gebietsplanung und Staedtebau der Hochschule fuer Architektur und Bauwesen Weimar (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Housing conditions, leisure time and culture selection, neighborhood contacts and solidarity with residential area. Topics: Length of residence in building, in residential area and in the city; number of rooms and persons in residence; changes undertaken oneself in residence; satisfaction with residence; community activities in the neighborhood; community facilities versus private parking areas; possibility of satisfaction of selected needs in the immediate residential surroundings (scale); preferred residential area; satisfaction with shopping opportunities, service facilities as well as with the culture and leisure facilities; polarity profile on the impressions of the residential area; interest in the matters of the residential area; participation in activities in the residential area; places at which one spends leisure time after work and on the weekend in the warm season; contacts outside of the family; frequency of use of leisure facilities; yard or property possession; possession of vehicle; use of means of transport for relaxation on the weekend, shopping and for the route to work; frequency of trips to the center of town; frequency of stays in a park in the city, on the outskirts and in local recreational areas; frequency of trips to the center of town; distance to center of town; significance of characteristics of the center of town; polarity profile on the impressions of the center of town; feeling at home; intents to move; stand on reconstruction of old buildings; factors for and against having ties to the city; place of work and route; stress from the route to work; occupation characteristics; management function; shift work.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-08
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Dessau
Sampled Universe
Residents of selected residential areas of the city: central residential areas (construction in 1946-70 and after 1970), two old construction areas (construction before 1919, 1919-45, 1946-70) and three new construction areas (construction in 1946-70 and after 1970). Persons 18 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 427
    Number of Variables: 119
This study is part of a collection of city-sociological investigations in the GDR, ZA Study Nos. 6356 to 6368.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6364 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gaube, A.; Sioda, Th.; Stein, M.; Thomas, C.: Stadtentwicklung im Umbruch Dessau 1989-1990. Forschungsbericht (unveröffentlichtes Manuskript). Weimar 1990. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-318.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22