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ZA0163: Young GDR Refugees

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  • ZA0163_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte

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  • ZA0163_Tabellenband.pdf (Table) 2 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation DIVO, Frankfurt (1958): Young GDR Refugees. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0163 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0163
TitleYoung GDR Refugees
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1958)
Date of Collection03.1958 - 05.1958
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractAdmission and care of young GDR refugees. Topics: Time of fleeing to West Germany; major reasons for fleeing; first accomodation in West Germany; judgement on treatment in the refugee camp and general care in West Germany; recommendations for improvement and intensivization in the area of integration help; integration problems; friendships and persons to confide in; apprenticeship or occupational training in the GDR or in West Germany; change of workplace in West Germany and reasons for this; judgement on the support of young people in West Germany; desire to return to the GDR; general judgement on life in the FRG (scale); discrepancy between expectation and reality; characteristics of parental family; attitudes to communism and democracy; party preference; media usage; memberships. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional career; income; size of household; composition of household; interest in politics; self-assessment of social class; social origins; regional origins. Interviewer rating: willingness to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniverseYoung people who had applied for admission as refugee in Hesse between 1.Jul.1954 and 30.Jun.1955, had been assigned to Hesse and at the time of survey still lived in Hesse.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 03.1958 - 05.1958

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 513
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • DIVO: Eine Untersuchung über die Eingliederung von jugendlichen Flüchtlingen aus der sowjetisch besetzen Zone: Materialbericht. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1958
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