Courses of Life and Social Change: Access to Occupation in Employment Crisis (Life History Study LV-West III)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Mayer, Karl U. (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin)
Publication Date
  • Infratest Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour and employment
    • Education
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
relocation; course of education; job history; parental home; family; income; political attitude
  • Abstract

    Detailed information and judgements on courses of life in the areas family, training and employment. Topics: 1. Family origin of target person: social origin; information on natural mother, natural father or stepparents and foster parents as well as on siblings; information on courses of life of siblings. 2. Residential history and places of stay: residence description and reasons for change; supplemental questions on household structure and mobility. 3. School and occupational biography: school and occupational training; political education. 4. Employment history, occupation and work life: positions and activities of employment life; times of no contribution to retirement program; gaps in employment; side jobs; occupational further education; work efforts; honorary activity; hobbies; illness history. 5. Personal family: marriage biography; partner situation; information on earlier spouse; information on current spouse or companion through life; information on children. 6. Economic situation: sources of income. 7. Politics and religion: biography of personal behavior at the polls; behavior at the polls of parents; interest in politics in parental home; religious upbringing, leaving the church and religious affiliation. 8. Also encoded were: estimated and actual length of interview; date of interview; interruption of the interview and reason for interruption; sex of interviewer; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-10 / 1989-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons in two cohorts defined at the start as the years of birth 1954 to 1956 as well as 1959 to 1961 from the official telephone books (InfraScope)
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2008
Survey unit: adults### The data set is part of an extensive project in which work was done with different cohorts, survey instruments and sampled populations. The data sets are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2644 to 2648.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2648 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2648
  • Brückner, Hannah; Mayer, Karl Ulrich: Lebensverläufe und gesellschaftlicher Wandel: Konzeption, Design und Methodik der Erhebung von Lebensverläufen der Geburtsjahrgänge 1954-1956 und 1959-1961, Teil I bis Teil III. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung 1995. (Materialien aus der Bildungsforschung Nr. 48) siehe: udie/lv_west_III.htm

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2018-12-04