Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1970)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Social conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Vacation trips, trips home, image of Germany and social situation of guest workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: Length of stay in Germany; sources of information for trip planning; trip home and means of transport used for this; characterization of preferred means of travel; judgement on the travel offerings of the German Federal Railway; vacation trips within the FRG; positive and negative sides of the stay in the FRG; image of Germany in the native country and disillusioned concepts; general judgement on one´s own situation; actual and desired contacts with countrymen and Germans; dealing with authorities; naming positive German characteristics; assumed attitudes of countrymen regarding Germans; perceived changes of the attitude of Germans to foreign workers; occupational further education and learning the German language; job satisfaction and frequency of change of job; trip to leisure homes; membership in an organization or club; media usage; place of stay of family; rent costs and housing situation; money transfers home. Demography: age (classified); sex; nationality; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; income; size of household; housing situation; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: judgement on language proficiency and possible communication difficulties; willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-01 / 1970-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Spaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks living in the FRG.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1564
The procedure in the survey of foreign workers is more closely described in ZA Study No. 1328. The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. The other "foreigner studies" from this series are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 0607 (1971) ZA Study No. 0608 (1972) ZA Study No. 0676 (1973) ZA Study No. 0677 (1974) ZA Study No. 0928 (1975) ZA Study No. 0929 (1976) ZA Study No. 1075 (1977) ZA Study No. 1076 (1978) ZA Study No. 1077 (1979) ZA Study No. 1328 (1980) ZA Study No. 1329 (1982) ZA Study No. 1358 (data pool 1970-1982) ZA Study No. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0606 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22