TOP – Transitions and Old Age Potential.
Methodology Report on the Study
by Ines Sackreuther, Jakob Schröber, Volker Cihlar, Andreas Mergenthaler, Frank Micheel and Gabriele Schill
Documentation of the first wave of the survey “Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP)”.
During the first quarter of the year 2013, the Umfragezentrum Bonn (uzbonn) was commissioned by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) to conduct the study “Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP)”. The subjects of this study were, in particular, employment, involvement in civil society and support or nursing activities within the family by 55 to 70-year-olds (birth cohorts 1942 to 1958), who lived in German private households at the time of the survey. Based on the Gabler-Häder design, a random sample was created that was surveyed by means of computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI). Weighting was done using microcensus data to ensure the representative status of the random sample. 5,002 people were surveyed.