Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Pretest: Germans and Foreigners)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Esser, Hartmut (Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Migration
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Abstract

    Life and job situation of the German population and foreign workers in a Cologne part of town (pretest survey). Topics: The current study served as a pretest for the primary investigations described in ZA Study Nos. 1043 and 1044 (see description there). The major topics of these investigations are thus largely identical. Besides the methodological screening of the research instruments the pretest additionally helped in the decision about the use of survey procedure (written or oral survey). For this reason the pretest questionnaire was designed such that it could be used both for written as well as for oral interviews. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; income of spouse; city size; occupation of spouse; job opportunities in country of origin; nationality and place of residence of spouse; children in Germany and their training; educational level sought.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-06 / 1976-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (Old-Town north)
Sampled Universe
German and foreign residents of the northern Old-Town from the resident registry. Selected were persons over 18 years old of the following nationalities: Greek, Italian, Yugoslav, Spanish, Turkish and German.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire as well as written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 554
In close connection with this study are ZA Study Nos. 0983, 0984 and 1043 to 1055.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1042 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik (Hrsg.): Bericht über die Durchführung des Pretests zur Untersuchung "Lebens- und Arbeitssituation der deutschen Bevölkerung und der ausländischen Arbeitnehmer in der BRD". Bochum: Forschungsbericht 1977.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22