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Foreigners in Germany 1988

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
  • Abstract

    The social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: current and intended length of further stay in the FRG; place of birth in Germany; visits to native country in the last few years; planned vacation to native country this year; means of transport used in vacation to native country; family members in the FRG; number and ages of children from one´s own family living in Germany; size of household; number of working family members; family members living in the native country as well as number and age of children living there; preference for orientation of education in school and employment towards the demands in Germany or the native country; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; perceived attitude of Germans regarding foreigners; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference; monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities and shopping place; price orientation or brand orientation; self-assessment of social class. Demography: age; sex; marital status; years of school; school degree in native country or Germany; highest school degree; exact job title and classification in occupational group; occupational position; employment; completed vocational training; area of business of company; monthly net income (classified); monthly net household income (classified); residential status; monthly rent; increase in rent or additional costs; satisfaction with housing situation; self-assessment of personal knowledge of German; car possession and brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually with a car. Interviewer rating: city size; state; willingness of respondent to cooperate; language communication; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as German; presence of other persons during the interview and disturbances caused by them. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03 / 1988-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The foreign residential population 15 years old and older (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to sex, age, employment status, marital status and regional distribution.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2122
    Number of Variables: 108
The procedure in the survey of foreign workers is described in more detail 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. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1678 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1988): Ausländer in Deutschland 1988. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.