Dataset: German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) - Cumulation 1980-2016 (English version)

Variable gd02: LENGTH OF RESIDENCE IN YEARS

Literal Question

Description of variable:
Length of residence - number of years

-9 No answer
-8 Don't know
-1 Not available 1984-1991, 1994-1998, 2002-2008, 2012-2016
0 Less than one year

Comment:
N-Valid: 15774
N-Missing: 48715
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 95
Median: 25,00
Mean: 28,42
Standard deviation: 19,896

Derivation of data:
The data in this variable was calculated from the data in gd01 RESP.: HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED HERE? and the year of the survey (year):

gd02 = year – gd01

When the code in gd01 was ‚Since birth‘, gd02 was assigned the respondent’s age (age). In ALLBUS 1992 there was no answer category ‘Since birth’ in gd01. Instead, age was assigned to gd02 when the year in gd01 equaled the year of birth in yborn. In both cases gd02 was coded as -32 ‘cannot be generated’ when there was no valid data in age.
When there was no valid data in age or gd01, the number of years could not be calculated. These cases were assigned the code -32 ‘cannot be generated’.


Values Categories
0 UNDER 1 YEAR
 
-1 NOT AVAILABLE

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 15769
Missing cases 48915
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 95.0
This variable is numeric

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