Social Structure and Quality of Life - One Year After 1991

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialdatenanalyse, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Concret Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Social-structural upheaval in connection with changes in value structure and conduct one year after economic and currency union. Topics: Changes in the areas work, housing, education, public health system, business, leisure time and supply since currency union; job "being taken care of"; utilization of employment office support; economic area in which job is located; assessment of personal income situation; importance of selected areas of life; possibilities to influence in the areas of politics, trade unions, parties; active participation in these areas; opinion on the unification process; election memory (Federal Parliament election 1990); national identity; importance of behaviors such as tolerance, solidarity, self-certainty, conflict capability, honesty, strictness, diligence, ability to adapt, etc.; tenancy, form of property of residence; residential equipment; amount of rent; possession of various leisure equipment; car possession; time of car purchase; satisfaction with residence and residential surroundings; intent to move and reasons for this; change of extent of leisure time; preferred leisure activity; vacation destination 1991; reading daily newspapers and magazines; influence of social development on personal life and circle of friends; content of conversations with friends; frequency of doctor consultations; condition of health; handicapped in household; the route to work; working hours; shift work; reasons for part-time work; future of job; work in old states; commuter; frequency and reasons for change of job; readiness for change of place of residence for job; opinion on work (scale); occupation characteristics; occupational future; dealing with investments, insurance, the legal system, with authorities, with the flood of advertising; interest in gambling and lottery; opinion on games of chance; influence of social development on personal action; hopes and fears in the areas work, education, housing, crime, cost of living, political freedom; opinion on the unification process; party preference; change of interhuman relations; religiousness; opinion on socialism; opinion on foreigners; character of place of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany
Sampled Universe
Persons over 18 years with German citizenship.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1008
    Number of Variables: 204
The comparative studies "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990" and "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990" are archived under ZA Study No. 6376 and 6377. The study "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1993" is archived under ZA Study No. 6558.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6378 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • ISDA e. V. (Hrsg.): Zwischenbilanz, Wandlungen in der Sozialstruktur und Alltagskulturen zwischen Währungsunion und Vereinigung. Studie. Berlin 1991.
  • Wittich, D.: Sozialstrukturelle Veränderungen, Verläufe und Konturen. Studie, ISDA. Berlin 1992.

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