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Family and Partner Relations in Eastern Germany (Survey of Families)

Version
1.1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
2018-12-04
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung (ZID), Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • Leipziger Institut fuer empirische Forschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Children
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Income, property and investment / saving
    • Housing
Description
  • Abstract

    Family ways of life in the new states. Situation in life, occupation and partner biography up to now, moral orientations as well as attitude to children. Topics: Number of siblings; growing up with parents; divorce as reason for separation of parents; social origins; preference for a baby year with subsequent nursery care or extension of the baby year to three years; extension of the baby year or job guarantee; attitude to the role of women between raising children and employment (scale); importance of educational goals (scale); desire for children; living together with spouse; separation year; firm partnership; living together with a partner. Partner biography: detailed information on first to fourth or last partner relation; year of meeting and start of partnership; living together with partner in common residence; year of moving together; common children; positive or negative age difference with partner; marital status of partner at start of relation; social origins of partner; same religious denomination of partners; marriage and year of marriage; stability of partner relation or year of termination; year of death or year of separation or divorce; year of giving up common residence; reference persons or conversation partners for personal things; meal partners; person with whom one has a very close instinctive tie; providing financial support to others or receipt of such support; leisure partner; co-residents in main place of residence and as appropriate at a secondary residence; age, sex, degree of relation, frequency of contact and distance to these persons; number of living brothers, sisters, grandchildren and grandparents; year of birth and month of birth of respondent; detailed information on education and occupational training; conclusion of education and time of taking up first employment; career course; year of discontinuation of employment; time worked each week at the start of occupational life; time of changes of time worked each week; start, end, length and reasons for interruptions of employment; search for work; work on weekends and shift work; working according to instructions or working independently; limited employment; most important criteria in choice of occupation (scale); opinion on employment of women; division of child care as well as housework between the two partners (scale); decision-maker with selected purchase decisions as well as in family matters; significance of marriage for the partner and children (scale); number of hours each week for raising children and housework; attitude to children (scale); religiousness; postmaterialism; frequency of selected leisure activities; residential status; year of construction and condition of building; characterization of residential furnishings; total costs for residence; living space; number of rooms; number of children´s room; description of infrastructure of residential area and presence of kindergarten, nursery, playground etc.; information on all sources of income; most important source of income; official right of a child to support payments; regularity of payments deposited; personal stress from particular events in the last year, such as e.g. death, family problems, legal disputes, problems with authorities, unemployment and partner problems; looking after persons in need of care; family relation and weekly time expended for the care; self-classification of condition of health. The following information on spouse/partner of respondent: number of living brothers, sisters, grandchildren and grandparents; occupational position; time worked each week; arrangement of working hours on working days and weekends as well as shift work; search for employment. The following form was filled out by the respondent in writing: characterization of partner relation (scale); user and use of contraceptives; reasons for use of contraceptives. With families with children the following additional detailed information was recorded on all children: date of birth, sex, legal status; time period of living together with family; school attendance; education and institutions or persons looking after the children; desired number of children.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11 / 1991-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    East Berlin
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 18 to 55 years
Sampling
Simple random selection from the central resident registery
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1951
    Number of Variables: 617
Note
The investigation is part of a comprehensive research project "Change and Development of Ways of Family Life in the Federal Republic of Germany". The ZA Study Nos. 2245, 2393 and 2516 also belong to this project.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2392 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DJI (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2392
Publications
  • Bertram, Hans (Hrsg.): Die Familie in den neuen Bundesländern: Stabilität und Wandel in der gesellschaftlichen Umbruchsituation. Opladen: Leske+Budrich, 1992. (DJI: Familien-Survey 2)
  • Haas, Winfried: Familie und Partnerbeziehung in der Bundesrepublik (Ost): Methodenbericht zur Datenerhebung 1990/91. Leipzig: Leipziger Institut für empirische Forschung, 1991: DJI Familien-Survey. Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript

Update Metadata: 2019-09-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-09-12

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München (2018): Familie und Partnerbeziehungen in Ostdeutschland (Familiensurvey). Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.4232/1.13196