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Seniors 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg
Publication Date
  • Empirisch-Methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Elderly
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Situation in life of older citizens. Topics: Hopes and fears; importance of selected areas of life such as education, democracy, children, occupation, friends, social security, hobbies, family, environment, peace, health, residence, work, religion, politics; general contentment with life; satisfaction with selected areas of life; knowledge about availability of social services office, the health insurance company, the housing office, the branch of the pension insurer, the housing company; facilities that can be asked for help with problems with calculating one's pension; earlier and current employment; desire for employment; preferred leisure activities (scale); changes of living conditions since the "turning point"; contacts with children/grandchildren; residential status; rent; place of residence of children; preferred manner of living together with the children; intent to move; desired furnishing of a new residence; lacks of current residence; preferred form of housing in old age; household furnishings; yard/weekend property; condition of health; physical activity; psychological condition; health-conscious habits; frequency of medical treatment; relationship with doctor; house visits; confinement to bed in the last year; participation in a lunch program; need of help with jobs in household, trips to government offices, do-it-yourself activities; helpers; extent to which informed about charity organizations; existence of social services such as household help, nursing, meal service, driving service; willingness to live in an old people's and nursing home given need for care; preferred institutions that should do more for older citizens; participation in cultural events; areas of life causing serious concern (scale); fear of the future; earlier membership in organizations, clubs and parties; readiness for neighborhood aid for older persons; amount and composition of pension income; regularity of pension payment; relationship of work performance and amount of pension; supplement income; possibilities of satisfying needs; judgement on length of questionnaire and interest in further surveys.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-04 / 1992-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany including East Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 60 years old and older living in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1001
    Number of Variables: 259
Comparable surveys from the GDR are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6991, 6992 and 6993.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6405 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schwitzer, K.-P.; Winkler, G. (Hrsg.): Altenreport 1992: Zur Lage und Lebensweise älterer Menschen in den neuen Bundesländern. Berlin 1993.
  • Schwitzer, K.-P.: Alte Menschen in den neuen Bundesländern - Das andere deutsche Alter. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. Beilage zur Wochenzeitung Das Parlament. Bonn (1993) B44.

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

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg (1992): Senioren 1992. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.