Dataset: Young Adult Longitudinal 1991-1995/96

Variable fr1a3: 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.


3) 3rd named




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 unification, joining together 19
 4.7%
2 opening, fall of the Wall 12
 2.9%
3 new states of Germany 2
 0.5%
4 open, without borders 5
 1.2%
5 bigger country 4
 1.0%
6 one government/parliament 10
 2.5%
7 Berlin becomes the capital 25
 6.1%
8 sovereignty and independence 6
 1.5%
9 increased national consciousness 3
 0.7%
10 no cold war, espionage issues 9
 2.2%
11 Berlin is one city 2
 0.5%
12 2
 0.5%
21 incr. right wing extremism 10
 2.5%
22 incr. xenophobia 8
 2.0%
23 increase in crime 8
 2.0%
24 unification too quick 4
 1.0%
25 power struggle, empty promises 11
 2.7%
31 economic changes, booms 7
 1.7%
32 economic union 4
 1.0%
33 expansion of the market 4
 1.0%
41 higher costs for the state 17
 4.2%
42 taxes were increased 61
 15.0%
43 everything more expensive 19
 4.7%
44 effects money market 2
 0.5%
45 lack of concepts 3
 0.7%
48 2
 0.5%
51 freedom of movement 20
 4.9%
52 visiting relatives 6
 1.5%
53 social union 3
 0.7%
54 larger job market 4
 1.0%
55 job changes, retraining 1
 0.2%
56 getting closer each other 7
 1.7%
61 more unemployment 41
 10.0%
62 larger social problems 7
 1.7%
63 wider social gap 6
 1.5%
64 lack of accommodation 27
 6.6%
65 increased rent costs 4
 1.0%
71 environment protection 1
 0.2%
72 unity in sport 5
 1.2%
81 dissatisfaction/antipathy 7
 1.7%
82 more traffic congestion 5
 1.2%
83 used cars more expensive 2
 0.5%
97 3
 0.7%
98 no changes 0
 0.0%
99 I don't know 0
 0.0%
Sysmiss 3397

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 408
Missing cases 3397
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 97.0
This variable is numeric

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