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Life in Poverty in East Berlin 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Chancen, Konflikte, Potentiale des sozialen Handelns in den neuen Bundesländern, KAI, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Chancen, Konflikte, Potentiale des sozialen Handelns in den neuen Bundeslaendern, KAI, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Social Policy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Situation in life, mental attitudes and behavior of persons in poverty situations. Topics: Importance of selected areas of life such as health, environment, work, housing, education, social security, culture, entertainment, sexuality, travel, children, friends, partnership, income, standard of living; current employment; financial situation; expected financial difficulties; dealing with money; change in satisfaction with selected areas of life (scale); length of residence in East Berlin; number and ages of children in household or group sharing a residence; future expectations regarding selected areas of life (scale); composition of net household income; general attitude to life (scale); assessment of personal situation in life; reasons for difficulties and possible activities to overcome them; utilization of services of the social services office; persons or institutions that can be asked for help in financial need; possible obstacles to utilization of welfare; satisfaction with services granted according to the Bundessozialhilfegesetz {Federal Social Aid Law}; need for information and forms of information for the areas legal advice, debt counseling, psychological counseling, self-help groups, alcohol and drug counseling; preferred leisure activities; frequency of stays outside of Berlin; personal compensation mechanisms with problem situations; larger acquisitions in the last six months; participation in self-help groups; stand on foreigners; residential status; health disturbance; general contentment with life; preferred use of a prize.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-03 / 1992-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    Eastern Germany: Berlin: municipal district Koepenick
Sampled Universe
Recipients of welfare who were present in the social services office at the time of the survey.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 93
    Number of Variables: 196
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6388 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bothin, G.; Wunsch, R.: Leben in Armut in Ost-Berlin. Arbeitsmaterial. Berlin 1992. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2009.

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

Chancen, Konflikte, Potentiale des sozialen Handelns in den neuen Bundesländern, KAI, Berlin (1992): Leben in Armut in Ostberlin 1992. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.