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Berlin Marzahn 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bereich Stadtforschung des Instituts für marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Publication Date
  • Bereich Stadtforschung des Instituts fuer marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Experiences and attitudes to personal residential area as well as housing conditions and their evaluation in Berlin Marzahn. Topics: Sense of well-being in Berlin Marzahn; previous place of residence; home town; length of stay in residence; how many completed residences; previous residence; number and ages of children; desire for children; adjustment to Marzahn; sense of well-being in residence; size of residence and change from previous residence; assessment of residence; willingness to move into a smaller residence when the children are grown-up; reasons for not having a third child; most important characteristics of a residence; lack of space in residence; atmosphere in building; borrowing in the neighborhood; trusting residence key to others; knowing and closer acquaintance with building residents; acquaintance with residents of the residential area and members of the building community management; contacts with building community management; frequency of visits in residence; having guests; characteristic of residential area; satisfaction with housing conditions and conditions of residential area; benefit of the social organizations for the well-being of the residents; employment; shift work; change of the route to work from the move to Marzahn; change of job; place of work; the route to work; means of transport used; interest in events in residential area; knowing the municipal representative; participation in a residents meeting; availability of the sector representative; activities of building community; primary activity areas of building community management; influencing decisions in residential area; time expended for social work; place of leisure time on weekend; possession of a yard or weekend property; car possession; walks in the residential area; pets; frequency of attending cultural events; changes since moving to Marzahn; feeling of being a resident of a large city; recommendation to friends to move to Marzahn; readiness to move; years of marriage; economic area; party membership; ideal place of residence; number of stories in building; story height and form of property of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-12
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, municipal district Marzahn
Sampled Universe
Residents of the municipal district 18 years old and older with independent household.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample of types of building.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 558
    Number of Variables: 168
The study is component of a trend investigation on residing in Berlin Marzahn, 1st investigation 1980 under ZA Study No. 6426 and 4th investigation 1991 under ZA Study No. 6374.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6373 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gurske, K.; Niederländer, L.; Richter, K.; Schumann, W.: Wohnen'86 - Marzahn. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1987. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-622.

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

Bereich Stadtforschung des Instituts für marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (1986): Berlin-Marzahn 1986. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.