Good Life and Advancement in Germany

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Neu, Viola (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.)
  • Pokorny, Sabine (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.)
Publication Date
2021-01-20
Contributor
  • USUMA GmbH, Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Income
    • Society, Culture
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Society and culture
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Family life and marriage
Description
  • Abstract

    On behalf of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation´s (KAS) Department of Politics and Consultancy, the market and social research institute USUMA GmbH conducted a representative survey on the topic of a good life in Germany. In particular, the survey addresses the topics of living situation and social advancement and decline. Topics: 1. Social advancement and decline: Personally happy aspects of the current situationn (open); importance of different areas of life and satisfaction with these areas (family life, work, friends, income, living environment/housing, health, freely available time, being able to afford something, financial security, partnership, education/training, voluntary work); life satisfaction; evaluation of life so far in comparison with parents, friends, schoolmates, siblings, colleagues and neighbours; evaluation of own life with parents´ life in different areas of life (family love, work, friends, income, living environment/housing, health, free time, being able to afford something, financial security, partnership, education/training); Perception towards father/mother/both parents together considered as upwardly mobile, on the same level or as downwardly mobile; importance of different characteristics for personal advancement in life (diligence/effort, being able to network, will to succeed, ambition, self-confidence, other characteristic (open)); importance of different framework conditions for personal advancement in life (good financial situation, good education/training, a supportive parental home, other people who encourage, good relationships or connections, other important framework condition (open)); importance of career advancement in one´s own life; greater importance for one´s own career advancement: personal characteristics vs. framework conditions over which the respondent has little influence; expectations with regard to the development of personal life circumstances in the next 10 years (improvement, deterioration or no strong change); most important reasons for the expected development (open); respondent has so far achieved what he/she wanted to achieve, achieved more or achieved less than he/she wanted to achieve; wishes for change in own life. 2. Living situation: stable partnership; children; children in the household; total number of children; age of children; occupational restriction due to childcare; differences in childcare with regard to occupational restriction; total duration of occupational restriction (months, years); organisation of childcare (regular and reliable care by others, e.g. kindergarten, childminder, grandparents, etc.); care mainly shared between partners, no regular and reliable care by others although desired,, partner or respondent himself/herself mainly took care of the child/children); impact of the childcare phase on career advancement (beneficial, hindering, no (significant) impact); desire for more support during the childcare phase (from the state, from private service providers, from the employer, from family and friends, from the partner, others (open), from no one); Demography: sex; age; country of birth; German nationality; foreign nationality (1st and 2nd mention); country of birth of parents; migration status (Germans without migration background, Germans with migration background, foreigners); highest educational attainment; highest educational attainment of father and mother; comparison of partner´s educational attainment with own educational attainment; employment status; occupation if not employed; occupational status;Country of birth of parents; migration status (Germans without migration background, Germans with migration background, foreigners); highest educational attainment; highest educational attainment of father and mother; comparison of partner´s educational attainment with own educational attainment; employment status; occupation if not employed; occupational status; occupational status of father and mother; religiousness (scale 0-100); religious denomination; frequency of churchgoing; childhood and youth spent in the former West Germany, in the former GDR or not in Germany; federal state of residence; size of town; intention to vote and party preference in the next federal election (Sunday question); size of household; number of persons in the household under 18. Additionally coded were: Respondent ID; weight; filter; willingness to do an in-depth telephone interview; political municipality size classes, federal state; willingness to do an in-depth interview; information for dual-frame weighting: number of other persons aged 18 and over who regularly use the mobile phone apart from the respondent; number of landline numbers and mobile phone numbers via which the respondent can be reached by telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-10-24 / 2016-12-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking resident population aged 18 and over in private households
Sampling
Probability: Multistage
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2122
    Number of Variables: 154
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6976 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • USUMA GmbH: Repräsentative Telefonische Bevölkerungsbefragung zum Thema ´Gutes Leben & Aufstieg in Deutschland´, Methodenbericht. Berlin: 2017
  • Pokorny, Sabine (2017): Gesundheit und Familie vor Arbeit und Einkommen – Studie zum sozialen Aufstieg in Deutschland. Analysen und Argumente, Nr. 247, Sankt Augustin/Berlin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
  • Roose, Jochen (2017): Aufstieg heute – mehr als Arbeit und Einkommen. Studie zur Selbstwahrnehmung der sozialen Mobilität im Vergleich der Generationen. Sankt Augustin/Berlin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 5 | Registration Date: 2021-01-20