Berlin Marzahn 1980

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bereich Stadtforschung des Instituts für marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Publication Date
  • Bereich Stadtforschung des Instituts fuer marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Family life and marriage
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Experiences and attitudes to personal residential area as well as housing conditions and their evaluation. Topics: Length of residence in Berlin; sense of well-being in Berlin; reasons for moving to the center of town; shortcomings of the center of town; length of residence in residential area; sense of well-being in residential area; importance of transportation connections, size of residence and features, shopping opportunities, leisure facilities and neighborhood for sense of well-being in residential area; satisfaction with selected sides of residential area (scale); places to play for children; preference of center of town or surburban area; interest and participation in events of social organizations; knowledge about members of residence district committee and parliamentary representative; participation in events of district culture house and various clubs; conditions for more frequent attendance of these clubs; satisfaction with residential area; building community management and their activities; interest in these activities; relation of renters among each other; problems with living in upper stories; advantages of living in houses with more than six stories; use of rooms outside of residence; form of property of residential building; residential status; satisfaction with housing situation; children as component of a lasting relation; relationship of marriage and family (scale); distribution of housework in a partnership; number and ages of children; inclusion of children in housework; satisfaction with family situation; part-time employment and reasons for this; place of work; the route to work; economic area; occupation characteristics; communication possibility during work; responsibility for material values; importance of occupation characteristics; satisfaction with job situation; shift work; innovator recommendations; work and leisure attitude; extent of leisure time; preferred leisure activities; social functions; library use; frequency of reception of guests in residence; preferred leisure partner; common activities with family; leisure places; leisure inclinations; frequency of television and radio per week; general contentment with life; importance of occupation, family, prosperity, further education, friends, health, social activity and an independent life; satisfaction with income; condition of health; satisfaction with health; leisure objects; desire for possession of land; membership in parties and organizations; participation in further education events.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-05 / 1980-07
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, municipal district Marzahn
Sampled Universe
Residents of the municipal district 18 years old and older with an independent household.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample according to type of building.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 998
    Number of Variables: 332
The study is component of a trend investigation on living in Berlin Marzahn. The 3rd investigation 1986 is archived under ZA Study No. 6373 and the 4th investigation 1991 under ZA Study No. 6374.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6426 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22