Dataset: Young Adult Longitudinal 1991-1995/96

Variable fr1a1: Changes in East and West

Literal Question

F. 1
Since 1989 a great deal has changed in the former GDR and in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Please tell me what, in your personal opinion, the most important changes have been.


1) 1st named




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 unification, joining together 452
 24.6%
2 opening, fall of the Wall 328
 17.9%
3 new states of Germany 16
 0.9%
4 open, without borders 219
 11.9%
5 bigger country 22
 1.2%
6 one government/parliament 28
 1.5%
7 Berlin becomes the capital 24
 1.3%
8 sovereignty and independence 2
 0.1%
9 increased national consciousness 7
 0.4%
10 no cold war, espionage issues 27
 1.5%
11 Berlin is one city 5
 0.3%
12 6
 0.3%
21 incr. right wing extremism 12
 0.7%
22 incr. xenophobia 14
 0.8%
23 increase in crime 7
 0.4%
24 unification too quick 11
 0.6%
25 power struggle, empty promises 15
 0.8%
31 economic changes, booms 13
 0.7%
32 economic union 17
 0.9%
33 expansion of the market 6
 0.3%
41 higher costs for the state 15
 0.8%
42 taxes were increased 236
 12.9%
43 everything more expensive 31
 1.7%
44 effects money market 2
 0.1%
45 lack of concepts 1
 0.1%
48 5
 0.3%
51 freedom of movement 54
 2.9%
52 visiting relatives 26
 1.4%
53 social union 8
 0.4%
54 larger job market 4
 0.2%
55 job changes, retraining 0
 0.0%
56 getting closer each other 24
 1.3%
61 more unemployment 52
 2.8%
62 larger social problems 15
 0.8%
63 wider social gap 23
 1.3%
64 lack of accommodation 26
 1.4%
65 increased rent costs 1
 0.1%
66 6
 0.3%
71 environment protection 1
 0.1%
72 unity in sport 1
 0.1%
81 dissatisfaction/antipathy 23
 1.3%
82 more traffic congestion 17
 0.9%
83 used cars more expensive 6
 0.3%
98 no changes 11
 0.6%
99 I don't know 15
 0.8%
Sysmiss 1971

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 1834
Missing cases 1971
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 99.0
This variable is numeric

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