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Data Package ssy13


Study Series:
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
Sponsored by:
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Contributors:
Schnitzer, Klaus;
Isserstedt, Wolfgang;
Kahle, Irene;
Leszczensky, Michael;
Schreiber, Jochen
Survey Design:
Survey Data Type:
Quantitative Data
Data available in:
Data Curation:
Middendorff, Elke ORCID logo;
Wallis, Marten
1.0.0 (published at Jan 18, 2022)

Data Package Description

The Social Survey is a series of surveys on the economic and social situation of students in Germany that has been in existence since 1951. Every three to four years, a cross-section of students is surveyed on aspects of access to higher education, structural features of study, social and economic situation, including income and cost of living, employment, housing situation, as well as socio-demographic characteristics, partnership status and parenthood. The data package includes data from the 13th Social Survey (1991), which included students in the new Länder for the first time. An additional questionnaire included questions on the situation of students with children.

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Documents related to this Data Package

Data Package

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Daten- und Methodenbericht des Datenpakets "13. Sozialerhebung"  The report includes data usage notes and further information on the data package.  German link_off ssy13_MethodReport_de.pdf
Bundesland und Region des Studiums  Coding list for federal state and region of study  German link_off cl-dzhw-55.xlsx
Fächer und Fächergruppen  Coding list for subjects and subject groups according to official statistics  German link_off cl-dzhw-56.xlsx
Art, Land und Region der Hochschule  Coding list for higher education institutions according to official Statistics  German link_off cl-dzhw-57.xlsx
Postleitzahl, Bezirk (DDR) und Bundesland der Hochschulreife  Coding list for postcodes according to the postcode systems of the Deutsche Bundespost or the Deutsche Post of the GDR valid in 1991  German link_off cl-dzhw-58.xlsx
Release Notes  The release notes contain information about the current version and changes compared to previous versions.  German link_off
13. Sozialerhebung  Overview of the student survey 1991  German link_off ssy13_Overview_de.pdf


Type Description Document Language DOI File
Questionnaire  questionnaire of the 13th Social Survey  German  link_off ssy13_Questionnaire.pdf
Questionnaire  Additional questionnaire "Students with child  German  link_off ssy13_Questionnaire_Students_with_Child.pdf
Variable Questionnaire  Questionnaire with the variable names of the SUF of the 13th Social Survey  German  link_off ssy13_VariablesQuestionnaire_SUF.pdf

Data Sets

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Datensatzreport: 13. Sozialerhebung  Codebook/Variable Report/Dataset Report of "13th Social Survey"  German link_off dsreport-ssy13-ds1.pdf

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Quantitative Data, Standardised self-administered survey 
Population: Students who were enrolled at a state or state-recognised higher education institution in the Federal Republic of Germany in the summer semester of 1991 (with the exception of administrative universities of applied sciences, universities of distance learni... 
Sampling Procedure: Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional 
Field Period: May 27, 1991 - Aug 31, 1991
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