Foreigners in Germany 1987

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
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 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 for vacation to native country; family members in the FRG; number of children from one´s own family living in Germany; size of household; number of working family members; family members living in native country as well as number of children living there; preference for orientation of education in school and work on the needs in Germany or in the native country; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; perceived attitude of Germans to foreigners; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference; monthly expenditures for groceries and everyday necessities; shopping place; price orientation or brand orientation; extent of employment or unemployment; area of business and profession of one´s own occupation; shopping place for consumer goods and toys; housing situation; rent increase since 1986; increase in the costs in addition to rent; satisfaction with housing situation; current amount of rent; car possession and brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually; judgement on one´s own knowledge of German; school degree in Germany or native country. Interviewer rating: disturbances of the course of the interview; assessment of the ability to communicate; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of native language as well as of the German language; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-03 / 1987-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The foreign residential population 15 years old or older (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards disproportion according to nationalities)
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: 2035
    Number of Variables: 98
The procedure in surveying foreign workers is described in more detail under ZA Study No. 1328. The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. The remaining "foreigner studies" in 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) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988) ZA Study No. 1787 (1989)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1786 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22