Living Conditions and Way of Life of Older Citizens 1985

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

    Social conditions and relations in old age, social care services and need of care. Topics: Employment during the last 20 years; earlier shift work and management functions; current employment; reasons for non-employment; residential status; satisfaction with residence; availability of sources of day-to-day needs; shopping opportunities; desired changes regarding shopping opportunities; local residency; length of residence in current residence; place of residence of children; number of children; care during illness; current medical treatment; condition of health; need of care; help with jobs in household; daily warm meal; interest in provision of lunch; persons providing help in household; responsibility for looking after older citizens; concerns in daily life; availability of a telephone; reading a daily newspaper; information about events for older citizens; reasons for non-participation in these events; areas of interest (scale); possibilities for realization of interests; income; additional income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-05
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Sassnitz/Ruegen, Gross Schoritz
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample. Census of pensioners in Gross Schoritz.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 143
    Number of Variables: 188
See the studies "Living Conditions and Way of Life of Older Citizens 1986", ZA Study No. 6992 and "Living Conditions and Way of Life of Older Citizens 1988", ZA Study No. 6993.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6991 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schwitzer, K.-P.: Lebensweise älterer Bürger als Gegenstand soziologischer Forschung - Aufgaben und Erfordernisse der sozialen Gerontologie. In: Jahrbuch für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik 1988, Berlin 1988.
  • Altenreport´90. In: Blätter der Wohlfahrtspflege, Heft 10, 11/1990. Sonderausgabe. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: B 196.

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