Dataset: Young Adult Longitudinal 1991-1995/96

Variable fr1a2: 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.


2) 2nd named




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 unification, joining together 124
 12.6%
2 opening, fall of the Wall 82
 8.3%
3 new states of Germany 7
 0.7%
4 open, without borders 60
 6.1%
5 bigger country 21
 2.1%
6 one government/parliament 24
 2.4%
7 Berlin becomes the capital 42
 4.3%
8 sovereignty and independence 4
 0.4%
9 increased national consciousness 9
 0.9%
10 no cold war, espionage issues 22
 2.2%
11 Berlin is one city 8
 0.8%
12 6
 0.6%
13 1
 0.1%
21 incr. right wing extremism 10
 1.0%
22 incr. xenophobia 17
 1.7%
23 increase in crime 7
 0.7%
24 unification too quick 10
 1.0%
25 power struggle, empty promises 10
 1.0%
31 economic changes, booms 15
 1.5%
32 economic union 13
 1.3%
33 expansion of the market 11
 1.1%
41 higher costs for the state 26
 2.6%
42 taxes were increased 124
 12.6%
43 everything more expensive 28
 2.8%
44 effects money market 0
 0.0%
45 lack of concepts 2
 0.2%
48 4
 0.4%
51 freedom of movement 69
 7.0%
52 visiting relatives 11
 1.1%
53 social union 10
 1.0%
54 larger job market 4
 0.4%
55 job changes, retraining 0
 0.0%
56 getting closer each other 20
 2.0%
61 more unemployment 56
 5.7%
62 larger social problems 8
 0.8%
63 wider social gap 20
 2.0%
64 lack of accommodation 49
 5.0%
65 increased rent costs 9
 0.9%
66 4
 0.4%
71 environment protection 0
 0.0%
72 unity in sport 2
 0.2%
81 dissatisfaction/antipathy 17
 1.7%
82 more traffic congestion 13
 1.3%
83 used cars more expensive 6
 0.6%
97 2
 0.2%
98 no changes 0
 0.0%
99 I don't know 0
 0.0%
Sysmiss 2818

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 987
Missing cases 2818
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 97.0
This variable is numeric

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