Change and Development of Ways of Family Life (Cumulated File 1988-1995)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
Publication Date
  • Infratest Burke Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Family life and marriage
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Current life situation and ways of life. Social relations and courses of life. Topics: 1. Children: number of siblings; sex of siblings; growing up with both parents or single-parent; divorce or other reasons for separation of parents; social origins; child-raising goals; number of children; desired number of children; living together with a partner; living separately; year of separation; right to support or personal payment obligations; regularity of payments deposited. 2. Partnership: steady partnership; judgement on living together with partner and quality of partnership (scale); division of decision-making authority in partnership. 3. Questions on social net: person to confide in; persons with whom one regularly has meals and to whom emotional relations exist; persons from whom one receives financial support or whom one supports; leisure partner; number of living grandparents. 4. School, training and employment: year and month of birth; year of school completion; time of first taking up occupational activity and complete information on professional career; current employment status; number of hours each week; temporary work; work orientation (scale); child-raising and employment; information on number of siblings, number of grandchildren, number of grandparents, employment, occupational position and number of hours each week of spouse; division of tasks in partnership; attitude to marriage (scale); estimated weekly effort for activities for family and household; attitude to children (scale); religious denomination; religiousness; postmaterialism; residential status; monthly rent or housing costs; floor space; number of rooms; number of children's rooms; information on infrastructure available in one's residential area and use of these facilities; presence and use of facilities for children in the immediate vicinity of one's residence; household income; income sources; possession of assets; right to support for children; regularity of payments; arrangement for child care; looking after persons in need of care in the household; self-assessment of condition of health; problems occurring in daily life in the family and occupation and perceived stress from this (scale); contraception; person using and deciding about contraception; marriage duration, number of relatives; household size; perceived family; occupational situation of man and woman. Additionally there are various indices in the dataset: family cycle; family form; forms of child-raising; marriage; children as burden, as benefit; postmaterialism; partnership after Featherman; infrastructure; distance to various relatives; income per person. Also encoded was: state and district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988 / 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Five different surveys with different samples. The details are noted with the individual studies. See the references under further remarks.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 22988
    Number of Variables: 339
The data set contains parts from five different surveys conducted between 1988 and 1995 within the framework of the family survey. Besides the panel study West 1988 and 1994 (ZA Study Nos. 2245 and 2860) there is a further survey East in the new states 1990 (ZA Study No. 2392).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3210 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bien, Walter (Hrsg.): Familie an der Schwelle zum neuen Jahrtausend: Wandel und Entwicklung familialer Lebensformen. Opladen: Leske + Budrich 1996. (Deutsches Jugendinstitut Familien-Survey Band 6)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22