Guest Workers in Cologne

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bingemer, Karl (Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln)
  • Meistermann-Seeger, Edeltrud (Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln)
  • Neubert, Edgar (Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer sozialanalytische Forschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Social conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    The social, occupational, economic and psychological situation of guest workers in Cologne. Topics: Earlier image of Germany; utilization of sources of information for guest workers; occupation learned; reasons for taking up work in the FRG; current occupation; extent to which informed about the occupation in the FRG before leaving native country; change of job; work satisfaction (scale); contact with colleagues and relationship with superiors; person to confide in at work; work accident; traffic accident and assignment of blame; difficulties in the FRG; length of stay in the FRG; regional and social origins; origins of wife; place of residence of children; monthly savings and sending money home; use of the money in the native country; contacts with the native country; number of trips home; participation in a German language course; course of the day during the week and on weekends; illnesses during the stay in Germany; contacts with German families; media usage; interest in broadcasts for guest workers; desired facilities for foreigners in the Federal Republic; topics of conversation in one´s circle of friends; housing conditions and co-residents; satisfaction with residence; contentment with life; future desires and fears of the future; membership in organizations, clubs or a party; contacts with the police and extent of commiting crimes. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; age and number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; household income; size of household; self-assessment of social class; possession of durable economic goods; social surroundings. Interviewer rating: physical handicaps of respondent; willingness of respondent to cooperate; understanding for the questions.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-07 / 1967-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
100 each male Turks, Italians, Greeks and Spaniards from the resident registry for guest workers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 407
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0532 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bingemer, Karl; Meistermann-Seeger, Edeltrud; Neubert, Edgar: Leben als Gastarbeiter: Geglückte und mißglückte Integration. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1970.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22