Family - Society - Reproduction 1982 (couples interviewed separately)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • Abstract

    Compatibility of occupation, family and household, desire for children, character of partner relation, employment and leisure time. Topics: Time burden of family members from housework; division of housework among family members and satisfaction with this; impairment of capability from health problems; significance of occupation, family life with children, further education, contribution to the development of society, sense of well-being in collective, hobbies and cultural interests, higher status in profession, love from partner, multi-faceted life, co-determination, independent life, work with great responsibility, friends, acquisitions; desire for children; demands from raising and caring for children and available time for this; ideal number of children for personal family and GDR; characteristics of a good partnership: agreement in philosophy of life, love, comradship, secure occupational development of both, taking second place by one spouse for the benefit of the children, faithfulness, common leisure time and friends, opportunity to go one's own way, agreement regarding character and sexuality, division of labor in household and with child care, stand on affairs, good material basis, mutual respect; future development of living together of men and women in society; decision for or against marriage from today's view; characteristics and satisfaction with employment; decision-maker in one's family; course of differences of opinion; satisfaction with marriage; character of current relation with partner regarding similar view of life, respect, stability of the relation, common interests, the sexual relation, friendship, instinctive ties, comradliness, daily family life, sensuality of marriage; reasons for differences of opinion in marriage and discussions on this; contact with marriage problems; thoughts of divorce and reasons against; average leisure time on work days; leisure activity in the evening on a work day: television, music, occupational further education, reading, social activity for company and outside work interests, conversation about company and occupational events, relaxing and doing nothing, work in garden and on property, secondary occupation, occupation with children, walks and excursions, athletic activity, trips to restaurants and cultural events, hobbies, meeting with friends and relatives, also on the weekend: cleaning the residence and doing the wash, repairs in household, preparing meals; obstacles for desired organization of leisure time; leisure partner on the weekend; frequency of organization of leisure time with persons outside of family.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-01 / 1982-04
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin (municipal districts Pankow and Marzahn), 14 municipalities of the district Templin, city borough Wismar, municipal area of Riesa
Sampled Universe
Couples in the age group of 25 to 40 years with one to three children.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified sampling
Collection Mode
  • Written survey of the spouses (independent)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 651
    Number of Variables: 410
In the partial study "Family - Society - Reproduction 1982", ZA Study No. 6989, the couples were interviewed together on living conditions of families with one to three children.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6990 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22