Social Structure and Quality of Life 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialdatenanalyse, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Concret Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Social conditions, social structural upheavals in connection with changes in value structure and conduct. Topics: Constant part: Importance of selected areas of life such as occupation, environment, possession of money, standing up for political convictions, relationship to colleagues, self-realization, children, marriage / partnership, friends, sex, self-determination in one's own work, relation to foreigners; hopes and fears regarding: job security, occupational development, income, residence, cost of living, personal freedom, possibilities of self-realization, education of children / grandchildren, fight against crime and drug addiction; future plans; citizenship; living together with partner; concrete work activity; lay-off; limited employment; utilization of an employment office support measure; economic area of one's place of work; form of property of employing company / business; qualification of spouse; judgement on political development in Germany; personal participation in changes; renewed voting for the party preferred at the last Federal Parliament election; influence of social development on personal behavior; ownership and time of purchase of consumer goods; preferred leisure activities; stand on Blue Helmet and combat missions of Federal German Armed Forces, tax reduction for businesses, the move of the Federal Government, cancellation of paragraph 218 {abortion}, eliminating the right to asylum, trust-company policies, taxation of those with high incomes, compulsory registration for unemployed and Olympia 2000; preferred measures for complete unification of Germany; reading daily, weekly and scientific magazines, picture magazines, mail-order company catalogs; preferred daily newspaper; frequency of reading individual categories of the daily newspaper; political activities at municipal level; amount of rent; moves since the turning point; intended move and reasons for this; handicapped persons in household and type of disability; place of work in the old states / West Berlin; commuting between place of work and place of residence; change of workplace since 1989 and reasons for this; evaluation of change of occupational activity; occupation characteristics; independence in fulfillment of work task; shift work; part-time work; ideas about personal occupational future; future of job; possibility to save money; financial situation of household; religiousness; party preference; size and character of place of residence; presence and availability of supply and service facilities. Variable part A: familiarity / dealing with financial investment and insurance, law, application forms at government offices, traffic density, competition among one another, the flood of advertising, price comparison; importance of behavior such as tolerance, solidarity, self-confidence, conflict capability, honesty, strictness, diligence, ability to adapt etc.; possibilities to influence in the areas of politics, trade unions, parties and in the city; active participation in these areas; stand on elimination of the "wall "; assessment of the influence of government, opposition, trade unions, economy, trust-company, media, churches and the individual on political structuring; reasons for discrimination and preferential treatment; stand on gambling machines and amusement arcades; stand on foreigners living in Germany; possibilities to solve unification problems; influence factors for development of the standard of living; time intervals of life planning in the areas marriage / partnership, children, acquisitions and leisure time; realization of life plans; stand on socialism; vacation destination 1992; participation in short trips; influence of social development on size of circle of friends; intensity of the relations with parents, children, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, friends, members of parliament, mayor and pastor; frequency of gatherings with friends and relatives; contents of conversations with friends; importance of leisure activities; leisure groups. Variable part B: number of living-rooms; form of housing; residential furnishings; time expended for the route to work, shopping and leisure time; readiness to change place of residence given job offer; satisfaction with selected areas of life; length and frequency of unemployment and retraining; length of current employment; side job; weekly number of working hours; job before 1989; activity and qualification at start of occupation; frequency of change of activity before 1989 and reasons for this; school degree, qualification and activity of parents; moving place of residence into the old states in the circle of relatives and reasons for this; composition of net household income; purpose of saving money; in a situation of need turning to relatives, friends, social services office, welfare, church, advice centers; stand on homelessness and possibility of being impacted by it oneself; assessment of family situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-05-03 / 1993-05-28
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany
Sampled Universe
Persons over 18 years with German citizenship.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage, stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized, split questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1956
    Number of Variables: 426
The comparative studies "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990" and "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1990" and "Social Structure and Quality of Life 1991 - One Year Afterwards" are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6376, 6377 and 6378.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6558 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22