Foreigner Survey 1982 (2nd Wave: Members of the Household)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sonderforschungsbereich 3 der Universitäten Frankfurt und Mannheim
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Living conditions and welfare of foreigners in the Federal Republic. Topics: memberships; demographic information on closest circle of friends and information on help provided by these persons in house-hunting and the search for work; nationality and knowledge of German of these persons; self-classification of knowledge of German; planned length of stay in the Federal Republic; actual nationality and subjective feeling of nationality belonged to; perceived conflicts of interests between selected social groups; feeling of happiness and contentment with life; contentment with life in the native country and expected development of satisfaction in the next few years; scale for satisfaction with housing, satisfaction with income and job satisfaction; presence and utilization of cultural, social and other infrastructure facilities, primarily oriented to the needs of foreigners; preference for living together with Germans or foreigners in the residential area; sufficient contacts with Germans; self-classification on a top-bottom scale, measured on position in the Federal Republic and in native country before departure as well as given a hypothetical return to native country; information on last occupational activity in native country; information on current employment as well as at time of moving to the Federal Republic; most important work responsibilities and position at work; company size; number of subordinates; characterization of particular occupational and work-caused burdens (scale); person providing help during training; length of training period; necessity of continual enhancement of occupational knowledge; attendance at further education events; frequency and length of personal unemployment; assumed personal impact from lay-offs in case of lack of work in the company; difficulties finding an equivalent position; personal opportunities to structure the course of work; recognition experienced for good work; characterization of potential jeopardy of job; job satisfaction (scale); interest in self-employment in the Federal Republic or the native country; classification of equity of work income received on education and age levels; frequency of salary or wage payments; achievement-based income (piece-work wage); amount of income; net amount of annual additional compensation (Christmas bonus etc.); number of days of vacation and sick days in the last year; extent and income from side jobs; time worked each week and overtime; type of overtime compensation; interest in more overtime; number of relatives and friend in the Federal Republic; neighborhood help; closer contacts with Germans and help provided (with or without payment); mutual visits with Germans; general contentment with life or specification of areas of life in which deficits exist; importance of areas of life; postmaterialism index; desire to assimilate and feeling of getting along; family problems and perceived disrespect from Germans; most important reference person. Demography: age; sex; marital status. Also encoded was: length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-05 / 1982-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The last level of Greek, Italian, Yugoslav, Spanish and Turkish members of the household (including heads of household) over 18 years of age in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample with quota sample. The members of the household selected here belong to the same households from which heads of household were interviewed in the first wave of this investigation.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire or written survey under supervision
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 770
    Number of Variables: 612
This data set is the second wave of a two-wave survey and originated in the context with other data sets also archived in the Zentralarchiv surveyed among the German residential population. These are the Welfare Survey 1980 (ZA Study No. 1142) and the Transfer Survey 1981 (ZA Study No. 1604). In the first survey wave a household representative of the Transfer area was interviewed, in the second wave from the same household a randomly drawn person was interviewed on the topic areas welfare and work income. As needed the respondents were provided foreign language questionnaires which were then filled out in writing under supervision and with extensive explanations by the interviewer. The first wave of this investigation is archived under ZA Study No. 1599.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1600 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Dworschak, Franz; Engel, Bernhard; Herget, Hermann; Witt, Kurt: Ausländerstudie 1981: Methodische Konzeption und Pretestergebnisse. Frankfurt und Mannheim: Sonderforschungsbereich 3, Mikroanalytische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftspolitik, September 1981.
  • Dworschak, Franz: Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Interviewermerkmalen und Interviewereffekten: Wenn Deutsche Ausländer befragen. Frankfurt und Mannheim: Sonderforschungsbereich 3, Mikroanalytische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftspolitik, Januar 1984. (Arbeitspapier Nr. 131)
  • Wiegand, Erich: Die Inanspruchnahme ausgewählter Sozialleistungen durch Ausländer: Ergebnisse der Ausländerumfrage 1982. Frankfurt und Mannheim: Sonderforschungsbereich 3, Mikroanalytische Grundlagen der Gesellschaftspolitik, Februar 1984. (Arbeitspapier Nr. 134)
  • Zapf, Wolfgang; Brachtl, Wolfgang: Gastarbeiter und deutsche Bevölkerung. In: Glatzer, Wolfgang; Zapf, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Lebensqualität in der Bundesrepublik: Objektive Lebensbedingungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden. Frankfurt: Campus 1984, S. 286 - 306.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22