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Socio-Ecological Conditions of the Integration of Foreign Workers in the Ruhr Area (Germans in Duisburg)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Esser, Hartmut (Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg)
  • Hill, Paul B. (Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg)
  • Oepen, Georg von (Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg)
Publication Date
  • Rhein-Ruhr-Institut fuer Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Minorities
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    The relationship of the German population to foreign workers. Topics: religiousness; nationality of spouse; age and number of children; occupational advancement; duration of unemployment; social origins; length of company employment; company size; name of company and area of business; proportion of foreigners at work; number of German and foreign colleagues in immediate work area; number of private contacts with German and foreign colleagues; job characteristics (scale); satisfaction with occupation; association with the term foreigner relative to nationality; problems due to foreigners; social distance (scale); perceived social distance of family members and friends regarding foreigners; importance and realization of material or immaterial living conditions; preferred measures to secure jobs (scale); perceived threat to personal living space (scale); authoritarianism scale; length of residence in Duisburg, in part of town and in current residence; concepts of an ideal residential area and actual housing situation; perceived threat to residential area; ties to the Ruhr area, the city of Duisburg, the part of town and the residential surroundings; residential status; manner of arranging for residence; reasons for change of residence and moving into current residence; amount of rent; desired minimum furnishing of residence; rent upper limit for a better residence; residence equipped with sanitary facilities; size of residence; deficiencies or damages in residence; satisfaction with current residence; number of foreigners in building and residential surroundings; estimate of proportion of foreigners in residential population of the city of Duisburg or part of town; importance and use of selected infrastructure facilities of residential surroundings and satisfaction with these institutions (scale); potential reasons for change of residence as well as interest in moving; readiness to discriminate (scale); hostility to foreigners (scales); concepts of the future regarding life together between Germans and foreigners; neighborhood contacts; contacts with friends and acquaintances; contacts with foreigners; sympathy for foreigners (scale); importance of selected moral concepts; evaluation of German and Turkish moral concepts; party preference; party political preference at municipal level; measures to change the relationship between Germans and foreigners. Also encoded was: type of building; age of building; condition of building; use of building; closeness to near-by industry; aggregate regional data on structure of total population as well as information on proportion of foreigners and proportion of Turks in apartment house, street and part of town. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; occupational position; household income; size of household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-05 / 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Duisburg (DE-NW-DUI)
Sampled Universe
Germans from the resident registry in four parts of town with different proportions of foreigners
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 200
    Number of Variables: 385
A comparable investigation among foreigners in Duisburg is archived under ZA Study No. 1578.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1579 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Esser, Hartmut; Hill, Paul Bernhard; Oepen, Georg von: Ausländerintegration im Ruhrgebiet: Sozialökologische Bestimmungsfaktoren. Band 1 u. 2. Essen und Duisburg: Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet 1983.
  • Esser, Hartmut: Social context and inter-ethnic relations: the case of migrant workers in West German urban areas. In: European Sociological Review, 2, 1986, S. 30-51.
  • Esser, Hartmut: Lokale Identifikation im Ruhrgebiet: Zur allgemeinen Erklärung einer speziellen Angelegenheit. In: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, Heft 3, 1987, S. 109-118.
  • Hill, Paul Bernhard: Räumliche Nähe und soziale Distanz zu ethnischen Minderheiten. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 13, 1984, S. 363-370.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Esser, Hartmut; Hill, Paul B.; Oepen, Georg von (1987): Sozialökologische Bedingungen der Eingliederung ausländischer Arbeitnehmer im Ruhrgebiet (Deutsche in Duisburg). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.