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ZA6625: Working Mothers

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2017): Working Mothers. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6625 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6625
TitleWorking Mothers
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-6-30,
Date of Collection25.10.2016 - 07.11.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractFamily and life situation of working mothers. Job situation. Attitudes towards the role of women and the situation of women. 1. Family and life situation: Satisfaction with life: satisfaction with the current life situation; satisfaction with selected areas of life (housing situation, financial situation, relationship with parents, partnership or marriage, job situation and family situation). Family situation and family image: situation of parents or parents-in-law; support for parents and / or parents-in-law, ideas and expectations regarding ideal family and gender roles (family image). Current life situation and burdens: family: personal ranking of the living areas job or career, family, leisure and friends; general feeling of burden and in various areas (house work, childcare and upbringing, employment, support for parents or parents-in-law); approval to statements on the situation of working mothers (e.g. bad conscience towards the children, etc.); wish for relief (eg greater support by partner, tax relief for the costs of a household allowance or the costs of care, etc.); expected development of the burden on the child (s); burden on the support and, where appropriate, care of the parents or parents-in-law and requests for relief in this area; expected development of the burden on the parents and, if applicable, parents-in-law. 2. Job situation: Satisfaction with the personal job situation and that of the partner; ideal of the extent of one´s own work (and that of the partner); important aspects related to the own job and workplace (job security, adequate income, the possibility of self-realization, career opportunities, etc.); importance of occupation and career after birth of the child compared to before; re-entry after the birth of the child; motives for returning to work; reasons for time reduction; desired opportunities for relief in the context of employment; assessment of developments in one´s own company with regard to: reconciling family and career, equal opportunities for advancement for men and women, equal pay for men and women with comparable qualifications and activity); support opportunities offered by the employer in the own company (e.g., home office); preferred duration for house work, childcare and upbringing, employment and support for parents or parents-in-law. 4. Attitudes towards the role of women and the situation of women: attitudes towards the social role of women; situation in Germany / politics: good compatibility of family and work in Germany; assessment of reasons for the lack of women in management positions; progress of the federal government in various areas (for example reconciling family and career, situation of families with children, equality of opportunity for men and women, etc.); awareness of specific laws and / or projects of the Federal Government (women´s quota, family care time, maternity retirement, and others); assessment of these laws and projects. Demography: sex; age; employment; number of children; other children (e.g. the partner); age (categorized) and life situation of all children; marital status; employment of the partner; party sympathy; vocational training; occupational position; personal net income; household income; migration background; federal state; city size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.5 Equality and inequality
  • 1.5 Employment


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseAt least part-time employed mothers in Germany aged between 35 and 55 years
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Non-probability Sample: Quota Sample (Quota sample quoted by age, education and region)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Politikforschung, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 25.10.2016 - 07.11.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-6-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 761
Number of Variables: 215
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • TNS Infrastest Politikforschung: Berufstätige Mütter : Die Gehetzten in unserer Gesellschaft? Berlin: 2016
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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.