Life in Eastern Germany 1995

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
    • Unemployment
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Social change in Eastern Germany during political and economic transformation. Topics: Hopes and fears; importance of selected areas of life such as work, partnership, education, social security, health, residence, religion environment, leisure time; change of importance in the last 5 years; general contentment with life; relationship of the East Germans to the GDR (FRG); East Germans as German citizens; trust in institutions; extent to which informed about the system of social security, culture and leisure selection, 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; satisfaction with selected sides of life (scale); change of satisfaction in individual areas of life (scale); reasons for unemployment; fear of personal unemployment; acceptance of conditions to avoid personal unemployment; employment of women; preferred leisure activities (scale); party membership or party sympathies; membership in clubs, trade unions, citizen initiatives; readiness to participate in various organizations; understanding of democracy; interest in politics; expectations of family and friends of one's conduct; assessment of personal economic situation; duration of income equalization East-West; German unification as gain or loss; gain and loss in individual areas of life; expected social changes in the next few years; desire for children; change of desire for children since unification; temporal deferral of fulfillment of desire for children; time worked each week; union regulation for wage / salary; overtime; social security; limited work contract; changes of occupational requirements in comparison to the time before the turning point; agreement of current activity and that of before 1990; the route to work; preferred working hours with corresponding equalization of work income; branch of the economy and number of employees of company; desire for part-time work, "jobbing", not working at all; preferred arrangement of working hours; preferred manner and time of transfer into retirement; personal unemployment; part-time work; religious community; sources of income (scale); number of children in household; financial opportunity to satisfy needs; tenancy; desire to purchase residence; residential furnishings; move after 1990; intended move in the next two years; personal safety; assets and property possession; self-assessment of condition of health; identification as seriously handicapped; changes in public health system
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-05 / 1995-07
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: 1506
    Number of Variables: 341
See the studies "Life in the GDR 1990", ZA Study No. 6873; "Life in Eastern Germany 1991", ZA Study No. 6314; "Life in Eastern Germany 1992", ZA Study No. 6346; "Life in Eastern Germany 1993", ZA Study No. 6600; "Life in Eastern Germany 1994", ZA Study No. 6601; "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
  • ZA6602 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Winkler, Gunnar (Hrsg.): Sozialreport 1995. Berlin 1995.
  • Bräuer, H.; Brandt, H.-J.; Enderlein, G.; Schubert, R.: Leben'95 - Leben in Ostdeutschland. Daten und Feldbericht. Berlin 1994. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2060.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22