Gentrification and Migration in Cologne

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Blasius, Jörg (Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Description of the change of housing situation of former residents of Cologne Nippes. Residence selection criteria, type and condition of residence, description of residential furnishings. Topics: length of residence in building and part of town; time of to the quarter; reasons for the selection of this quarter; knowledge about the quarter before moving; comparison of old and new residence regarding housing situation, size of residence in qm, size of household, residence parties in the building, owner status of residence or the building, rent costs, heating costs, age of building and number of rooms; personal assessment of improvement in housing situation; criteria of improvement (scale); reasons for moving away; moving away voluntarily; insistence of landlord on moving and possible compensation offers; source of information for current residence; residence authorization; personal concepts of city life by means of frequency of visits of various facilities; residence selection criteria; renovations conducted since moving and their perceived extent; number of car in household; sources of supply of furniture; preferred characteristics of residential furnishings (preferred style); type of foods guests are served. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; number of further persons in household and their age; age of youngest child and his supervision on working days; occupational position; employment; professional career; employment and occupational position of partner; employment of father; number of persons in household with income; household income; party preference (Sunday question); citizenship. Also encoded was: presence of other persons during interview; date of interview; length of interview; interview number; interview room within residence; type of floor; structuring of walls, ceilings and windows; type of cabinets; amount of space; general condition of housing areas; language of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-08 / 1990-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Former residents of the part of town Nippes who moved away from 1884 to 1989 area or moved within the area.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection by the Amt fuer Statistik und Einwohnerwesen, Cologne
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 425
    Number of Variables: 234
This study was conceived as comparative investigation to the study of Dangschat and Friedrichs (1988). The first partial survey in this project among residents who had earlier lived in the part of town Nippes is archived under ZA Study No. 2685.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2686 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Blasius, Jörg: Gentrification und Lebensstile. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag GmbH 1993.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22