Perception of Social Inequality among Workers and Employees

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Eckart, Christel (Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt)
  • Herding, Richard (Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt)
  • Järisch, Ursula (Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt)
  • Japp, Klaus (Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt)
  • Kirchlechner, Bernd (Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt)
Publication Date
  • MAFO-Institut, Schwalbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Equality and inequality
  • Abstract

    Job situation and perception of social inequality in working life and society. Topics: Work satisfaction; characterization of good and bad sides of one´s own job; satisfaction with payment; evaluation of prospects of promotion; attitude to income differences and general judgement on income development in the FRG; interest in occupational independence; attitude to performance-based pay; number of monthly overtime hours; attitude to danger bonus versus improvement in safety at work; number of monthly overtime hours; assessment of discrimination against women, workers, and employees in occupational life; equal work and equal wage; attitude to the amount of welfare payments and a better education benefit for apprentices; occupation plans for one´s children; assessment of prospects of advancement for one´s children; frequency of personal unemployment and unemployment of father; judgement on one´s own job security and fear of a new economic crisis; personal membership and membership of father in a trade union; offices accepted; attitude to the necessity of trade unions; personal willingness to strike; most important tasks of the government; party soonest representing the interests of workers; assignment of responsibility for price stability and future increase in standard of living; attitude to house occupations; satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; political interest; party preferences; company size and city size; judgement on one´s own economic situation and future development; satisfaction with personal standard of living. Demography: party preference; company size; self-assessment of vertical mobility; consciousness of social stratification; housing situation and rent costs; age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; household income; size of household; interest in politics; social origins; city size; state; present and past offices held.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-12 / 1972-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    conurbations in the FRG
Sampled Universe
Workers and employees 20 - 65 years old in conurbations and three systematically selected chemistry companies.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage over-sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2772
    Number of Variables: 174
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0821 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Echkart, Christel; Herding, Richard; Järisch, Ursula; Japp, Klaus; Kirchlechner, Bernd: Arbeiterbewußtsein, Klassenzusammensetzung und ökonomische Entwicklung: Empirische Thesen zum "intrumentellen Bewußtsein". In: Backhaus u. a. (Hrsg.): Gesellschaft: Beiträge zur Marxschen Theorie 4. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 1975.
  • Echkart, Christel; Herding, Richard; Järisch, Ursula; Japp, Klaus; Kirchlechner, Bernd: Soziale Ungleichheit und materielle Ansprüche: Veränderung der Interessenorientierung von Arbeitern und Angestellten. Frankfurt: Institut für Soziologie an der Universität, Forschungsbericht 1974.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 99 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22