Reproductive Behavior of Women and Couples. Social-Economic and Psycho-Social Determinants 1990 (Clinic Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialhygiene und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Berliner AerztInnen (Allgemeinmediziner, Gynaekologen, Wissenschaftler) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Socio-epidemiological investigation on the situation of women in various areas of life at the time of the social turning point in the GDR. Topics: Having grown up in rural or urban area; reference persons in childhood; number of siblings; today's relationship with parents; marital status; composition of household; length of living together with current partner; identification of current partner relation; desire to grow old together; assessment of the partnership up to now (scale); division of labor in household (scale); time available each day for personal interests; desire for children of respondents and partners under specific and under ideal circumstances; reasons against another child (scale); number and ages of children; problems after delivery; condition of health of the newborn babies; care of the youngest child in first three years; preference for certain persons for child care in the first three years of life from today's view; satisfaction with child-raising and care in day-nursery; preference for or against day-nursery in its current form; age at first menstruation and first intimacy; regularity of gynecological check-ups; stillbirths or miscarriages; previous pregnancies: their course and their result; desire for pregnancy; special treatment to promote pregnancy; attitude to contraception; method of contraception practiced; reasons against contraception; level of information regarding means and methods of contraception; current pregnancy and attitude to it; reasons for or against the pill (scale); medical advice on methods of contraception; frequency of intimacy; attitude to the legal situation regarding abortions in the GDR; self-assessment of condition of health; medical care; current illnesses as well as regular use of medication; type of sex life in the partner relation and satisfaction with it; further information by respondents also about the partner regarding current school or occupational training or further education, school degree or vocational certificate, current employment and shift work; full-time or part-time employment; management activity; classification of social class; satisfaction with employment and its agreement with occupational goal; preference for family or occupation; tenancy; size and equipment of residence; number of members of household; property relationship regarding residence; satisfaction with housing conditions; number of persons living in the household; number of members of household with their own income; amount of net household income; self-assessment of financial situation and standard of living.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-09 / 1991-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    Eastern Germany: Berlin, outskirts of Berlin
Sampled Universe
Women from Berlin and outskirts who had an abortion in an East Berlin clinic during the time period of the survey.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1016
    Number of Variables: 199
The main survey of women between the ages of 15 to 45 years who have their main place of residence in Berlin (East) is archived under ZA Study No. 6387.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6386 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22