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Desire for Children 1987 - Objective and Subjective Factors of Birth Development

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
1987
Contributor
  • Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • Abstract

    Compatibility of occupation, family and household, reasons for and against children, character of partner relation, evaluation of social-political measures, housing conditions. Topics: Assessment by respondent and partner of ideal number of children under favorable circumstances; reasons for or against life with one, two or three children (scale); significance of growing up with siblings for desire for children; number of siblings; ideal number of children per family in the GDR; significance of various areas of life (scale); number and ages of children in household; possible changes of circumstances with a further child (scale); significance of selected characteristics of employment (scale); effects of changes of work in the framework of scientific-technical progress on fulfillment of the desire for children; doing without occupational development for a short time for the sake of the child; attitudes to employment of women in the context of upbringing and care of children, housework, further education, acceptance of management functions; attitudes to living together with children and to long-term relationship (scale); care of parents in need of care or parents-in-law; life in social security; judgement on social-political measures in their influence on birth and life with children in one's family (scale); judgement on social-political measures to support birth and motherhood; personal significance of social-political measures; living together with partner; desire to grow old with partner; significance of selected sides of living together in partnership; type of tenancy; size of residence; satisfaction with residence; number of members of household; housing situation at birth of children; length of residence at place of residence; qualification and self-classification in shift work of respondents and partners; full-time or part-time employment; type of shift work; social functions, government management functions and management level. Supplemental form for women: number of children by birth; age at birth of first child; ideal age at birth of first child or for fulfillment of desire for children and reasons for this (scale); desire for children of respondent and of partner; personal significance of social-political measures regarding desire for children; further desire for children and reasons for or against a further child (scale). Supplemental form for men: number of natural children; age at birth of first child; ideal age of the woman at birth of the first child or for fulfillment of the desire for children and reasons for this (scale); desire for children of respondent and partner; personal significance of social political measures regarding desire for children; reasons for or against a further child (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-03 / 1987-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, Riesa, Frankfurt/Oder, city of Friedland, municipalities of the district Freienwalde
Sampled Universe
Women and men between the ages of 18 to 40 years.
Sampling
Area sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4136
    Number of Variables: 256
Note
A study comparable in extent, contents and matter of concern is "Desire for Children 1982 - Objective and Subjective Factors of Birth Development", ZA Study No. 6868.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6869 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Hoffmann, E.; Trappe, H.: Leben mit Kindern in der DDR. Ergebnisse bevölkerungssoziologischer Forschung. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung und Erziehungssoziologie (ZSE), 1. Beiheft 1990.
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (Hrsg.): Ergebnisse einer Bevölkerungsbefragung im II. und III. Quartal 1987 zum Kinderwunsch und seiner Erfüllung. Sofortinformation. Berlin 1987. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-499.
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (Hrsg.): Entwicklung der Bevölkerung und Veränderung ihrer Struktur - ökonomische und sozialpolitische Wirkungen. Studie. Berlin 1988. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-407.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (1987): Kinderwunsch 1987 - Objektive und subjektive Faktoren der Geburtenentwicklung. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6869