Life East Germany 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Empirisch-Methodische Arbeitsgruppe (EMMAG) am Sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Empirisch-methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrum Berlin-Brandenburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Social change in Eastern Germany during the political and economic transformation. Topics: Hopes and fears; importance of selected areas of life such as work, partnership, education, social security, health, residence, religion; general contentment with life; materialism and postmaterialism; subjective classification of social class; extent to which informed about the system of social security, culture and leisure offerings, problems with children, qualification and education opportunities, healthful way of life, work law, partner relations, work, environmental protection, establishment of wages and prices, housing market; attitude to foreigners (scale); views about structuring life; building loan contract, life insurance or loans; satisfaction with selected sides of life (scale); change of satisfaction in individual areas of life (scale); characteristics of employment; assessment of primary causes for unemployment; fear of personal unemployment; acceptance of conditions in order not to become unemployed; preferred leisure activities (scale); party membership or party sympathies; membership in clubs, trade unions, citizen initiatives; willingness to help in various organizations; nursing care insurance; trust in institutions; interest in politics; expectations of family and friends in conduct; assessment of personal economic situation; activities to improve personal situation in life; duration of income equalization East-West; disadvantaged groups in society; expected social changes in the next few years; desire for children; occupational changes in the last year and their evaluation; time worked each week; shift work or flextime; the route to work; current qualification; management activity; change of work demands; future occupation situation; religious community; sources of income (scale); number of children in household; financial opportunities to satisfy needs; tenancy; existing restoration claims; intended move next year; current amount of rent as well as that before the turning point; acquisitions since currency union and planned expenditures; residential furnishings; self-assessment of condition of health; significance of various social problems in Eastern Germany.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-05 / 1993-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship living in private households and 18 years old or older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1548
    Number of Variables: 285
See the studies "Life in the GDR 1990", ZA Study No. 1873; "Life in Eastern Germany 1991", ZA Study No. 6314, "Life in Eastern Germany 1992", ZA Study No. 6346, "Life in Eastern Germany 1994", ZA Study No. 6601, "Life in Eastern Germany 1995", ZA Study No. 6602; "Life in Eastern Germany 1996", ZA Study No. 6665, The cumulated data sets 1990 - 1993 and 1996 are archived under ZA Study No. 6666. The "Women Report - Brandenburg 1991" is archived under ZA Study No. 6315
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6600 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bräuer, H.; Brandt, H.-J.; Enderlein, G.; Mann, A.; Mertsch, J.; Schreiber, D.; Schubert, R.: Leben´93 - Leben in Ostdeutschland. Daten und Feldbericht. Eigenverlag SFZ. Berlin 1993. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2028.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22