Digitalization: Working 4.0

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • polis + sinus Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung mbH, Deidesheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Information society
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and opinions of working Germans to working 4.0 Topics: information about own paid employment (type of employment, sector, etc.), information on professional internet use; attitudes towards digitalization in general and at work; Germany uses the opportunities of the digital change sufficiently versus needs additional requirements; assessment of skills and qualifications for the future world of work; satisfaction with the current job; importance of various characteristics of work; these characteristics apply to the own work; attitudes towards the relationship between work and private life; extent of the changes at the workplace by digitization; more advantages or disadvantages of these changes; Sequelae of changes due to the increasing change of computers and the Internet; own employer is digitally up-to-date versus has to catch up; expected impact of the increasing digitization on the number of jobs in general, and for the low-skilled and for higher qualified; own work could be replaced due to digitization; opinion on flexible working; expected increase or decrease in the proportion of temporary employment or agency workers by digitization; general demand for new political framework in the process of digitalization; need for reform concerning work (for example, restrictions on fixed-term contracts, etc.); perception of the positive development on the labor market; good preparation of schools for the new labor market requirements; suggestions for schools with regard to the requirements of digitization; impact of changes in the labor market on the reconciliation of work and private life. Demography: sex; age; highest educational level; employment status; occupational position; household size; number of persons in the household aged 18 and over; number of school-age children in the household; marital status; household income; city size (BIK and political); self-rated social position; internet access at home. Also encoded was: ID; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-10-19 / 2015-11-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Employed persons aged 18 to 65 years in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 106
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6616 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • polis und sinus 2015: Digitalisierung: Arbeiten 4.0. Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativuntersuchung im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung. Kommentierung der Ergebnisse. Deidesheim 2015

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2016-06-30