Guest Workers in Germany 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Migration
    • Social conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    The social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: current and intended further length of stay in the FRG; frequency and length of trips to native country in the last few years; planned visits to native country; means of transport used for visit to native country; family members in the Federal Republic; time of moving of the family members; number and ages of children from one´s own family living in the Federal Republic; family size; number of working family members; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; assumed attitude of Germans to guest workers; judgement on the effort of trade unions for Germans or foreign workers; most important tasks of trade unions; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference. Demography: age; sex; length of time in school; length of completed vocational training; occupation; employment status this year and last year; area of business of activity; monthly net income (classified); housing conditions; satisfaction with housing; monthly rent; maximum possible rent; comparison of bearable versus actual rent; car possession and brand; new or used car. Interviewer rating: disturbances of course of interview; assessment of ability to communicate; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as the German language; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-03 / 1984-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Foreign workers (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to sex, age, housing conditions, marital status, year of arrival and employment office district
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1522
    Number of Variables: 80
The procedure in interviewing foreign workers is described closer in ZA Study No. 1328. 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. 1328 (1980) ZA Study No. 1329 (1982) ZA Study No. 1358 (data pool 1970-1982) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1629 (Type: ZA-No.)

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