DEAS Data of Survey Year 1996

Microdata from the first survey year in 1996 comprises information from oral, face-to-face interviews as well as self-administered questionnaires of the base sample 1996 (B-1996).  It originates from a register sampling of the German population living in private households, birth cohorts 1911-1956, disproportionably stratified according to age (40-54, 55-69, 70-85 years old), sex and geographical location (East/West) (n=4.838).
Respondents have been asked  for information on the following topics:

  • employment and retirement
  • generations, family and social networks
  • leisure activities and volunteer work
  • housing situation and mobility
  • economic situation and economic behaviour
  • subjective wellbeing and quality of life
  • health and health behaviour
  • need of assistance and need of care
  • attitudes, norms, values and images of age and ageing

You can find more information about DEAS 1996 in the documentation 1996 and on the webpages of the DEAS project.

DEAS microdata is available free of charge to scientific researchers for non-profitable purposes. For reasons of data protection, signing a data distribution contract is required prior to obtaining the data.

The application form for usage of the DEAS data is here: Application Form.

Data of the survey year 2014 is available in Stata- and SPSS-format. After signing the data distribution contract, the data can be downloaded directly from the internal download area free of charge.