Dataset: PO0401: Importance and Significance of Post-Occupational Activities for People in Their Third Stage of Life Who Life in Rural Areas

Abstract

Determining the importance and significance of post-occupational activities for people in their third stage of life who life in rural areas was in the foreground of this project. The definition of a person in their third stage of life was a person who is not in need of care, between 60 and 80 years old and who lives in a private household. The rural area was limited to twelve Upper Austrian towns with a number of inhabitants from 501 to 3,000 (grouped according to the 4 neighbourhoods of Upper Austria).

Since the spectrum of post-occupational activities was widespread a typology for post-occupational fields of activity was needed. These fields were:
o activities that are closely linked to the labour market versus those that are not
o productive, social caring activities versus consumptive, ego-centred activities
o public versus private activities  

General activities (daily chores), chosen extracurricular activities such as sports and consumptive cultural activities were looked at closely to gain a comprehensive insight in post-occupational field of activity.

The productive fields of activity in the broader sense can be circumscribed with the term civil social involvement and contain honorary involvement as well as informal help. The surveys that have been conducted up to now on the topic of honorary involvement and its significance for society usually put the emphasis on organised volunteer charity work. Therefore, we thought it important to include help and social involvement which was informal and not organised. We believe that otherwise, elderly people’s contribution to society would be underestimated. Especially informal and unorganised fields of activity shed light on elderly people’s level of integration and participation in society.
gesellschaftlichen Integrations- und Partizipationsgrad älterer Menschen.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

PO0401: Importance and Significance of Post-Occupational Activities for People in Their Third Stage of Life Who Life in Rural Areas

Identification Number

PO0401!en

Authoring Entity

Christian Bischof , The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive AUSSDA

Copyright

The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Date of Production

2007-10-24

Study Description

Full Title

PO0401: Importance and Significance of Post-Occupational Activities for People in Their Third Stage of Life Who Life in Rural Areas

Identification Number

PO0401_en

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Mag. Dr. Bernhard J. Hofer PUBLIC OPINION Marketing- und Kommunikationsberatungs-GmbH
Mag. Dr. Claudia Pass PUBLIC OPINION Marketing- und Kommunikationsberatungs-GmbH

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Forum Aktiv & Mobil - Verein zur Förderung d. Beziehungen zw. d. Generationen

Date of Production

2007-10-24

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Anniversary Fund (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB)

Notes

Depositor: Mag. Dr. Bernhard J. Hofer, PUBLIC OPINION Marketing- und Kommunikationsberatungs-GmbH

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Country

Austria

Geographic Coverage

Upper Austria

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Persons aged 60 to 80 years in private households

Kind of Data

Survey

Notes

Survey period: 2003

Time Method

Cross section

Data Collector

PUBLIC OPINION Marketing- und Kommunikationsberatungs-GmbH

Sampling Procedure

12 Upper Austrian communities with a total population between 501 and 3000 inhabitants. Representative random sample within the community

Mode of Data Collection

Interviewer survey (face to face), conducted at the interviewees' hosehold

Type of Research Instrument

Questionnaire with predefined categories

Characteristics of Data Collection Situation

Number of interviewees (total): 1169

Actions to Minimize Losses

Since it was the plan to realize 100 interviews per community, conducted by 5 to 10 different interviewers, the communities were included in recruiting the interviewers. On the one hand, this step was supposed to lead to a sensitisation for the topic in all communities. On the other hand, the idea was to minimize initial difficulties in the interaction between interviewer and interviewee.

Availability Status

SPSS

Restrictions

Freely accessible for research and teaching

Conditions

They have to contain the designated purpose and the terms and conditions (see AUSSDA user guidelines).

Related Publications

Publications

Project report

File Name

PO0401_en.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

1169

Overall Variable Count

264

Type of File

NSDstat 200501

Questionnaire

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