Dataset: Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voter Conduct in united Germany 2002

Variable VBERUF: Employment status

Literal Question

S.12

Please take a look at this list. What is your present occupational position or in case you aren't employed anymore, what was your last occupational position?

(Interviewer: hand list S12 to respondent. Allow only one response)

0 INAP.: never been employed
1 self-employed - lower level
2 self-employed - medium level
3 self-employed - higher level
4 salaried employee - lower level
5 salaried employee - medium level
6 salaried employee - professional level
7 salaried employee - in a managerial position
8 civil servant - low level
9 civil servant - medium level
10 civil servant - high level
11 civil servant - highest level
12 unskilled worker
13 semi-skilled worker
14 skilled worker
15 highly-trained worker
16 farmer, small farm
17 farmer, medium-sized farm
18 farmer, large farm
19 professional
20 in occupational training, apprenticeship, studies
98 don't know
99 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
0 TNZ: nie erwerbstätig gewesen 234
 7.2%
1 Kleinere Selbststaendige (z.B. Einzelhaendler mit kleinem Ge 186
 5.7%
2 Mittlere Selbststaendige (z.B. Einzelhaendler mit grossem Ge 37
 1.1%
3 Groessere Selbststaendige (z.B. Fabrikbesitzer) 1
 0.0%
4 Einfache Angestellte (z.B. Bote) 261
 8.0%
5 Mittlere Angestellte (z.B. Sekretaerin) 350
 10.7%
6 Qualifizierte Angestellte (z.B. Buchhalter) 634
 19.4%
7 Leitende Angestellte (z.B. Abteilungsleiter, Prokurist, Dire 218
 6.7%
8 Einfacher Dienst (bis Assistent) 26
 0.8%
9 Mittlerer Dienst (bis Hauptsekretaer) 67
 2.1%
10 Gehobener Dienst (bis Amtsrat) 68
 2.1%
11 Hoeherer Dienst (ab Regierungsrat) 25
 0.8%
12 Ungelernter Arbeiter 63
 1.9%
13 Angelernter Arbeiter 237
 7.3%
14 Facharbeiter 603
 18.5%
15 Hochqualifizierte Facharbeiter 64
 2.0%
16 Kleine (bis unter 5ha/20 Morgen) 4
 0.1%
17 Mittlere (5ha/20 Morgen bis unter 20 ha/80 Morgen) 10
 0.3%
18 Grosse (20ha/80Morgen und mehr) 12
 0.4%
19 Freie Berufe, auch freischaffende Kuenstler 41
 1.3%
20 in beruflicher Ausbildung, Lehre, Studium 77
 2.4%
98 w.n. 5
 0.2%
99 k.A. 40
 1.2%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 3263
Missing cases 0
This variable is numeric

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