Foreigners in Germany 1996

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: nationality of respondent; ethnic affiliation for respondents from former Yugoslavia; place of birth in Germany or abroad; duration of stay in Germany up to now; estimated time interval that will still be spent in Germany; visits to one´s native country since moving to Germany; visit to one´s native country in the previous year; number and ages of children in Germany; number of members of household working; number of persons under 18 years in household; further family members in Germany outside of personal household; family members in native country; greatest concerns and problems in Germany; interest in German citizenship; contacts with Germans in various areas; perceived attitude of Germans to guest workers at work; satisfaction with current job; relationship of Germans and foreigners in residential area; preference for Germans and foreigners living together or segregation; most sympathetic party in Germany; average monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities; preferred shopping places for food and everyday necessities as well as consumer goods and toys; residential status; amount of rent; rent increase for base rent or additional costs in the last year; length of residence; size of residence; intent to move; satisfaction with apartment/housing; number of years of school completed; school degree in Germany or native country; type of school degree; self-assessment of knowledge of German (reading); completed vocational training as well as length of vocational training; possession of car; brand of car; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually; net household income. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview as well as influence through third parties; evaluation of communication; willingness of respondent to cooperate; knowledge of German and one´s own language; location of residence in city; type of residential building; type of residential area. Also encoded was: state; city code; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-04 / 1996-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    old states and West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Foreign residential population 14 years old and older (Spaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks over-sample according to nationalities)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to sex, age, marital status and size of household, about 400 persons per nationality
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2023
    Number of Variables: 112
The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a survey series that began in 1970.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2849 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22