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Foreigners in Eastern Germany 1990 (Comparison Group Germans)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berliner Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien (BISS)
Publication Date
  • Berliner Institut fuer Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien (BISS) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social exclusion
  • Abstract

    Relationship of East Germans with foreigners. Topics: National identity; regular contacts with foreigners; type of contact; nationality of foreigners; conduct of Germans regarding foreigners; longer stays abroad; age at first trip abroad; contact with foreigners in parental home; annual vacation abroad; socially just treatment of foreigners; foreign friends of one's own children; reaction at public violent conflicts between Germans and foreigners; reasons for conflicts between Germans and foreigners (scale); stand on resettling of citizens of the GDR in the FRG, on influx of civil servants, managers and workers from the FRG, citizens from the European Community, from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia; right to vote for foreigners; changes of the proportion of foreigners in the GDR population; visitor regulation with Poland; attitude to foreigners; most important characteristics of East and West Germans; place of residence; state; number of children; religious affiliation; Sunday question; employment; job security; prospects for the future; knowledge of foreign languages.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    Eastern Germany: Berlin (East), Dresden
Sampled Universe
The adult residential population 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 173
    Number of Variables: 93
At the same time foreigners were interviewed with a similar questionnaire; this study is archived under ZA Study No. 6342.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6343 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Grundmann, S.; Müller-Hartmann, I.; Schmidt, I.: Ausländer in Ostdeutschland. In: BISS-Public 3/1991. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2000.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berliner Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien (BISS) (1990): Ausländer in Ostdeutschland 1990 (Vergleichsgruppe Deutsche). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.