LV-West II A: Courses of Life and Social Change: ...

Martina Eschelbach

Detailed information and judgements on courses of life in the areas family, education and employment. Topics:

  1. Family origin of target person: social origin; information on natural mother, natural father or stepparents and foster parents as well as on siblings; information on courses of life of siblings.

  2. Residential history and places of stay: residence description and reasons for change; supplemental questions on household structure and mobility.

  3. School and occupational training biography: school and occupational training; political education.

  4. Employment history, occupation and work life: positions and activities of employment life; times of no contribution to retirement program; gaps in employment; side jobs; occupational further education; work efforts; memberships; war service; occupational reintegration after the war; honorary activity; hobbies; illness history.

  5. Personal family: marriage biography; partner situation; information on former spouse; information on current spouse or companion through life; information on children.

  6. Economic situation: assets; income; pension situation.

  7. Politics and religion: biography of personal behavior at the polls; behavior at the polls of parents; interest in politics in parental home; religious upbringing, leaving the church and religious affiliation.

  8. present activities, interests and needs.

  9. Also encoded were: number of contact attempts; number and length of presence of other persons during interview; intervention of other persons in the course of the interview; reliability of respondent answers; length of interview; date of interview; identification of interviewer.

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Last updated June 26, 2015
Created June 26, 2015
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dara Availabilitycontrolled3
dara DOI Proposal10.23456/jbnst.2015177.154023
dara PublicationDate1,995
dara RightsData and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
dara currentVersion1
dara dataTypepersonal interviews / survey data
dara doiidyawj
dara geographicCoverageFreeWestern-Germany
dara noteThe data set is part of an extensive project in which work was done with different cohorts, survey instruments and sampled populations. The data sets are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2644 to 2648. See also the survey of the same cohort archived under ZA Study No. 2647.
dara numberUnits407
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dara temporalCoverageFree08.1985 - 1986
dara unitType1
dara universeSampledGerman citizens from a cohort defined at the start as the years of birth 1919 to 1921.
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