Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1972)

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

    Trips home, media usage, satisfaction and social situation of guest workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: Length of stay in Germany; trips home and means of transport used for this; particular difficulties in the FRG; positive and negative sides of the stay in Germany; general judgement on well-being; amount of financial transfers home; dealing with authorities; assumed attitude of countrymen to Germans; contacts with countrymen and Germans; learning the German language and occupational further education; job satisfaction and frequency of change of job; paying attention to radio and television broadcasts for foreign workers; membership in clubs; trips to leisure homes; place of stay of family; satisfaction with housing. 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
  • 1972-02 / 1972-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Spaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks living of the FRG.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1901
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 remaining "foreigner studies" from this series are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 0606 (1970) ZA Study No. 0607 (1971) 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
  • ZA0608 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • MARPLAN (Hrsg.): Soziale Situation der Gastarbeiter in der BRD. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1972.

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