Attitude of Young People in the Country after the Political Turning Point in the GDR 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Rural economics
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to previous and future forms of property or directions of development in agriculture and the process of German-German unification. Topics: General evaluation of social differences between city and country; comparison between city and country regarding education opportunities, structuring working hours, job possibilities, housing quality, opportunities to earn, supply situation, environmental conditions etc.; general comparison with employees in industry; evaluation of efficiency of forms of property in agriculture; evaluation of agriculture in the GDR regarding work intensity, future prospects, environmental pollution, the connection of technology and nature; evaluation of development possibilities of agriculture in the GDR such as cooperation associations, private production organizations, private production; attitude to possible directions of development in agriculture regarding environmental compatibility, structuring prices, independence and co-determination; opinion on degree of future independence of the LPG; membership in an LPG; valuations on way of working in one's own LPG regarding co-determination and representation of interests by the general assembly and the LPG board; preferred representation of interests of co-operative farmers or country young people; feeling of being threatened by increasing violence and aggression; understanding for those leaving; concerns regarding economic development; personal effort for renewal; stand on remaining in the GDR; preferred development path for the GDR; attitude to German-German unification; Sunday question regarding the elections for the East German Parliament; party preference.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-01 / 1990-02
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Neubrandenburg, Cottbus, Leipzig, Gera and Karl-Marx-Stadt
Sampled Universe
Young people and young adults from the area of agricultural production.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 762
    Number of Variables: 65
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6030 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gericke, T.; Holzweißig, W.; Süße, H.: Junge Landwirte im Prozeß der demokratischen Erneuerung der DDR: Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/9.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22