Living Conditions and Way of Life of Older Citizens 1988

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 in old age. Topics: Employment during the last 20 years; occupation characteristics; earlier shift work and management function; current employment; reasons for non-employment; reasons for employment after reaching retirement age; activity in residential area; preferred leisure activities (scale); residential status; possession of a telephone; availability of a telephone; intents to move; preferred form of housing; local residency; length of residence in current residence; place of residence of children; number of children; living together with children; household furnishings; yard / property possession; care during illness; current medical treatment; doctor-patient relationship; condition of health; chronic illnesses; need of care; confinement to bed; potential contacts for assistance; help with personal physical hygiene and jobs in household; daily warm meal; interest in provision of lunch; persons providing help in household; interest in a place in a home; concerns in daily life; participation in and information about events for older citizens; reasons for non-participation in these events; travel on vacation and visits; earlier travel activity; leisure partner; importance of selected areas of life such as children, occupation, friends, family, social security, hobbies, environment, all-round education, partner relation, peace, information, health, residence, co-determination, work; income; additional income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-11
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Karl-Marx-Stadt, Crivitz (district Schwerin)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 295
    Number of Variables: 306
See the studies "Living Conditions and Way of Life of Older Citizens 1985", ZA Study No. 6991 and "Living Conditions and Way of Life Older Citizens 1986", ZA Study No. 6992.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6993 (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.
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (Hrsg.): Erste Ergebnisse der Befragung älterer Bürger in Karl-Marx-Stadt und in Crivitz (Schwerin): Bericht, Berlin: 1988. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-790.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22