Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1975)

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

    The occupational and social situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic as well as judgement on integration possibilities. Topics: Length of stay in the FRG up to now and expected length of stay; trips to native country and means of transport used for this; particular personal difficulties; size of household and time of family´s moving to Germany; number and ages of children; school attendance of children and difficulties in school; help with homework; assumed attitude of Germans to guest workers; judgement on the effort of trade unions, authorities, organizations and associations on problems of foreign workers; most important tasks of the trade unions; satisfaction with job; interest in German citizenship; party sympathy; reading newspapers and magazines; knowledge and use of opportunities of financial investment; judgement on the current personal economic situation and future development; assessment of occupational chances in comparison to German workers; satisfaction with housing and housing situation; opportunity to cook and preparation of meals; amount of rent and maximum rent costs willing to pay; school attendance and vocational training; possession of car and car radio. Demography: size of household; number and ages of children; school attendance and vocational training; age; sex; marital status; number of children; occupation; employment; income; social origins; state; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: survey surroundings; assessment of communication difficulties; knowledge of personal language and knowledge of German; willingness of respondent to cooperate and city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-02 / 1975-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Foreign workers (Turks, Yugoslavs, Italians, Greeks and Spaniards) according to sex, age, housing conditions, length of stay as well as distribution according to employment office districts.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1534
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 rest of the "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. 0608 (1972) ZA Study No. 0676 (1973) ZA Study No. 0677 (1974) 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
  • ZA0928 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22