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ZA1143: Citizens and Welfare State

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation INFRATEST, München (1978): Citizens and Welfare State. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1143 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1143
TitleCitizens and Welfare State
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1978)
Date of Collection10.1978 - 11.1978
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • INFRATEST, München


AbstractEconomic, social and occupational situation of the population. Attitude of the population to the welfare state system and individual social services. Topics: judgement on one´s own economic situation in comparison over time; satisfaction with income; judgement on the economic and social situation of pensioners; judgement on adequate security of one´s own provision for old age; detailed information on income composition; payments received from the social services office or a charity organization; attitude to the welfare state as well as to reducing government expenditures in certain areas and especially social expenditures; judgement on tax equity; interest in honorary activity in the social area; social security versus personal responsibility; occupational mobility; interest in change of company and change of occupation; assessment of age limits for occupational development and capability; time worked daily and weekly; personal times of absence at work; attitude to reduction in working hours; assessment of the stress burden at work; assessment of personal job security; knowledge about the works council; satisfaction with the job of employee representation; membership in a trade union and participation in meetings; membership of family members in a trade union; definition of the most important areas of social progress; adequate time for relaxation and last vacation trip; need for help due to physical handicap or age; persons or organizations providing assistance; person in need of help in the household; degree of reduction in earning capacity. Demography: age; sex; marital status; ages of children (classified); school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; company size; income; household income; sources of income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; city size; degree of urbanization; state; union membership.
Categories Categories
  • Social Policy
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniversePersons 16 years old and older. Additionally a supplement sample of pensioners was drawn according to the quota procedure.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 10.1978 - 11.1978

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: 6533
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Bundesminister für Arbeit und Sozialordnung (Hrsg.): Bürger und Sozialstaat. Bonn: Bundesminister für Arbeit und Sozialordnung 1980. (Sozialforschung, Bd. 22).
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