Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990 (May 1990)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialdatenanalyse, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Concret Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Social-structural upheaval in connection with changes in value structure and conduct. Topics: Economic area in which job is located; social position (self-classification according to GDR social structure); form of property of employing company; long-term relationship; occupational qualification of partner; number of generations in household; number and ages of children in household; handicapped in household; city of job as well as city size; tenancy; residential equipment; form of property of residence; possession of various leisure equipment; commuting times to various public facilities such as schools, children facilities, doctor offices, sources of day-to-day needs, cultural facilities, public transportation; satisfaction with level of selection; utilization of a health resort or a recuperation vacation; self-assessment of condition of health; disability; preferred leisure activities and preferred cultural offerings; last vacation destination; utilization of an FDGB or company vacation position; reading daily newspapers and magazines; sport; the route to work; working hours; shift work; satisfaction with extent of leisure time; preferred activity given increase in extent of leisure time; frequency of meeting friends; content of conversations with friends; time extent of housework; characteristics of employment; agreement of capabilities and demands; occupational future; hopes and fears; influence of social development on personal life and circle of friends and on personal social activity; future expectations in various areas of life; agreement or rejection of social development, change of interhuman relations; concepts of positive social conduct; educational goals in one's family; satisfaction with family, partner relation, work and leisure conditions, environmental conditions, job selection, infrastructure; possibilities to influence in various areas of life; importance of various areas of life; party preference; membership in parties and organizations; religiousness.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-05
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Persons over 18 years with German citizenship.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1623
    Number of Variables: 271
The comparative studies "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990" and "Social Structure and Quality of Life - One Year After 1991" are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6376 and 6378. The study "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1993" is archived under ZA Study No. 6558.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6377 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • ISDA e. V. (Hrsg.): Zwischenbilanz, Wandlungen in der Sozialstruktur und Alltagskulturen zwischen Währungsunion uns Vereinigung. Studie. Berlin 1991.
  • Wittich, D.: Sozialstrukturelle Veränderungen, Verläufe und Konturen. Studie, ISDA. Berlin 1992.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22