Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1980)

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
    • Mass media
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    The social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Consumer habits and money questions. Topics: 1. Economic and social situation: current and intended further length of stay in the FRG; frequency of home visits in the last few years; preferred travel month and means of transport used; family members in the Federal Republic; time of moving to Germany by family members; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; assumed attitude of Germans to guest workers; judgement on the effort of trade unions, authorities, organizations and associations for the problems of foreign workers; most important tasks of trade unions; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference. 2. Money questions: knowledge and use of investment possibilities; amount of total sum in German savings accounts; name of credit institute; number of completed building loan contracts in the Federal Republic; year of completion of contract; agent; degree to which informed about contents of building loan contract and procedures in general; savings purpose; satisfaction with service by the Loan and Building Association after end of contract; amount of money transfers and money taken home by the respondent or members of household. 3. Smoking habits: frequency of smoking selected tobacco products; preferred brand; use of cigarettes per day; change of brand of cigarettes; shopping place and purchase from machine; smoking behavior yesterday in form of personal, preferred brand and other brands; extent and brands of cigarettes taken home. 4. Consumer habits and miscellaneous: preferred type of coffee; daily coffee consumption and manner of preparation as well as brand; judgement on one´s own current economic situation and future development; assessment of occupational chances in comparison to German workers; unemployment; short time work; industry branch; housing situation and satisfaction with housing; length of school attendance; actual amount of rent and maximum justifiable costs; car possession and brand; purchased new or used; car radio possession and brand; German magazines and newspapers read. Demography: age; sex; occupational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; income residential status; state. Interviewer rating: disturbances of the course of the interview; assessment of the ability to communicate; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as of the German language; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to sex, age, housing conditions, marital status and arrival year and employment office districts
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1640
    Number of Variables: 288
The interviews were conducted by interviewers specially schooled for this task and having basic knowledge of the respective national language. To make standardization of the survey possible the complete survey documents were processed in two languages, i.e. questions and possible responses were available to the respondent in his respective national language; the interviewer noted responses in an identical copy of the questionnaire. 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. 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. 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
  • ZA1328 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22