Foreigners in Germany 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    The social and economic situation of foreign employees in the Federal Republic. Topics: nationality of respondent; ethnic affiliation among respondents from former Yugoslavia; place of birth in Germany or abroad; duration of stay in Germany up to now; estimated period of time that will be spent in Germany; visit to one's native country since moving to Germany; visit to one's native country in the previous year; greatest concerns and problems in Germany; interest in German as well as dual citizenship; relinquishing previous citizenship for the sake of a German passport; perceived attitude of Germans to guest workers at work; satisfaction with current job; most sympathetic party in Germany; party preference (Sunday question); average monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities; preferred shopping places for food and everyday necessities as well as consumer items; responsibility of respondent for housekeeping. Demography: marital status; size of household; number of working members of household; number of under 18-year-olds in household; further family members in Germany outside of personal household; family members in native country; type of employment; job title; income; age; residential status; amount of rent; rent increase for base rent or additional costs in the last year; satisfaction with residence or accomodation; number of school years 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; car possession; car brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually; net household income. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview as well as influence by third parties; evaluation of communication; willingness of respondent to cooperate; knowledge of German and one's own language. Also encoded was: state; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-08-14 / 1999-09-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (old states and West Berlin)
Sampled Universe
The foreign residential population 15 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 each per nationality
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2024
    Number of Variables: 99
The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a survey series that began in 1970.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3367 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3367

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-01-28