Retraining the Workforce (Branches of the Economy and Regions with Particular Structure Problems)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bäthge, Martin (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen)
  • Mohr, Wilma (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen)
  • Münch, Jürgen (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen)
  • Schöll-Schwinghammer, Ilona (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen)
  • Schumann, Michael (Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen)
Publication Date
  • Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Goettingen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
retraining; job history; labor market; change of occupation
  • Abstract

    Problems of retraining the workforce in branches of the economy and regions with particular structure problems. Retrainees as well as a comparison group were interviewed on their occupational situation and further development. Topics: Course of training; participation in further education events after school; reasons for choice of occupation; satisfaction with choice of occupation; work satisfaction and company satisfaction; assessment of the economic situation in the region as well as of the company; assessment of job security and the general problem of unemployment; personal measures to protect against unemployment; conduct at loss of job; job mobility; extent to which informed about the job promotion law; attitude to retraining and expected difficulties; attitude to further education as an adult; assessment of personal abilities to learn a new occupation; expectations of a new occupation; attitude to society and judgement on equal opportunities in the occupation; assessment of equal rights for men and women; disadvantaged or privileged groups in the FRG; judgement on economic development in the next few years and the situation of the worker in society; assessment of the political significance of retraining. The following additional questions were posed to retrainees: decision and reasons leading to retraining; assessment of the learning situation; achievement supervision and achievement expectations during retraining; experiences with the employment office; financial situation during retraining; perceived occupation prospects after retraining; selection criteria for the new job; attitude to co-determination in training; change of family life from retraining. With self-employed and farmers: significance of self-employment. Demography: marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; income; party membership; social origins; city size; membership in a trade union. Interviewer rating: length of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer; identification of encoder.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
  • Bremen (DE-HB)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
    Bad Windsheim
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Retrainees and (as a comparison group) Non-retrainees
Probability: Cluster: Stratified random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample of retrainees and (as comparison group) non-retrainees: 1. Saarland: 147 retrainees from metal occupations and 53 nurses, additionally 41 non-retrainees. 2. Oberpfalz: 205 retrainees from the area metal occupations and 125 non-retrainees from agriculture and industry. 3. Women: 94 retrainees from the area of office work and 41 from social care in Bremen, Munich, Celle, Regensburg, Bad Windsheim, Hannover and Dinkelsbuehl.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 714
    Number of Variables: 300
Survey unit: adults; others### A repeated survey of the retrainees is stored under ZA Study No. 0879.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0878 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Bäthge, Martin; Mohr, Wilma; Münch, Jürgen; Schöll-Schwinghammer, Ilona; Schumann, Michael: Probleme der Umschulung von Arbeitskräften in Wirtschaftzweigen und Regionen mit besonderen Strukturproblemen. 3 Bände. Göttingen: Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut 1974.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 101 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22