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ZA7584: German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS) 2019

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Citation Citation Erlinghagen, Marcel; Schneider, Norbert (2021): German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS) 2019. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7584 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13751
Study No.ZA7584
TitleGerman Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS) 2019
Current Version1.0.0, 2021-6-11, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13751
Date of Collection28.05.2019 - 06.08.2019
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Erlinghagen, Marcel - University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Schneider, Norbert - Federal Institute of Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Décieux, Jean Philippe - University of Duisburg-Essen - DataCurator
  • Erlinghagen, Marcel - University of Duisburg-Essen - ProjectLeader
  • Ette, Andreas - Federal Institute of Population Research - ProjectMember
  • Genoni, Andreas - Federal Institute of Population Research - ProjectMember
  • Guedes Auditor, Jean - Federal Institute of Population Research - ProjectMember
  • Mansfeld, Lisa - University of Duisburg-Essen - ProjectMember
  • Schneider, Norbert - Federal Institute of Population Research - ProjectLeader
  • Witte, Nils - Federal Institute of Population Research - ProjectMember

Content

Abstract1. Screening module for recording moves since wave 1: move since the last survey; move within the city/municipality, to another city/municipality, (back) to Germany, (back) to the previous country or to another country; time of move; distance of the new dwelling from the old place of residence (open, distance category); reasons for move (e.g., own occupational reasons or occupational reasons of partner, family reasons, financial reasons, etc.); ease of getting along after move; experiences of disadvantage and preference in the country of residence. e.g., own professional reasons or partner´s professional reasons, family reasons, financial reasons, etc.); ease of getting along after the move; experiences of disadvantage and preference in the country of residence on the basis of origin. 2. Current living and housing situation: marital status, partnership and type of household: Household size; household composition remained the same, changed, or. Respondent has left previous household; household size at time of last interview; update of household composition information; change in household composition (person added, person left household); total number of persons in new household (household size) if respondent left previous household; stable partnership; move to Germany and new living environment; time of move to Germany; reasons and motives for move (back) to Germany; stay abroad planned only for a limited time; ease of getting along after move; driving force for move decision within partnership; partner´s move to Germany before/after respondent or at the same time already lived in Germany; time of move to current country of residence (country W2); contact with people in country before move abroad (close relatives, other relatives, work colleagues or other friends and acquaintances); reasons and motives for move abroad; ease of getting along after move; same partner at time of move abroad (country W2); driving force for move decision within partnership; partner´s move to country of residence before/after interviewee or at same time or already lived there; living situation three months before last emigration: time of move abroad (month and year); lived in Germany before move abroad; main job before move away from Germany. 3. Contacts with friends and relatives: Connection to Germany and planned moves: not in Germany since leaving; number of days in Germany; serious thoughts of moving to another country; reasons for intention to move; planned duration of stay abroad (country W2/ Germany) (one more year at most, a few more years, forever); planned duration of stay abroad in years; contacts with friends and relatives: Number of close friends/girlfriends; number of close friends in Germany, in current/previous country of residence, or in another country; intensity of contact with different groups in Germany (spouse/partner, parents, parents-in-law, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents, other relatives, close friends). 4. Employment biography (focus module wave 2): Change in employment status since arrival: reasons for leaving self-employment; number of previous employers; start of employment for current employer (month and year); start and end of employment with first employer (month and year);; start of employment with current employer (month and year); currently not employed: previous employment; number of previous employers or previous self-employment; start and end of employment for first/last employer (month and year); previous job commitment prior to moving; source of information for this job; manner of termination of previous job; new job already in prospect at time of leaving; source of information for this new job; manner of termination of this previous job. Current employment situation: industry affiliation of the current company resp. at the time of the last interview; change in employer due to move to the country of residence; secondment by the employer; current job corresponds to the profession learned; training required for the job; official authorization or permit to perform the job in the current country of residence (country W2); job can also be performed without official authorization or permit; fixed-term employment relationship; supervisor function; Number of persons for whom authority to issue directives exists; number of employees in the company as a whole; place of work in the country of residence/Germany; place of work in another country; company ties (personal significance, sense of belonging, part of the family in the company); frequency of help received from colleagues; frequency of offers of help to colleagues; frequency of unfair criticism, harassment or exposure by colleagues and superiors; assessment of opportunities on the labor market. Self-employed and freelancers: sector of the current enterprise or at the time of the last interview; number of employees; place of work in the country of residence/Germany; place of work in another country; weekly working hours; average monthly net income (categorized); current activity corresponds to the learned profession; training required for the activity; official license or permit to pursue the professional activity in the current country of residence (country W2); pursuit of the activity also possible without official license or permit; assessment of opportunities on the labor market. Non-employed persons: professional position after the last move; industry affiliation of the enterprise of the first paid job after the move; temporary employment relationship; supervisor function; number of persons for whom authority to issue directives existed; number of employees of the total enterprise. Former self-employed and freelancers: industry; number of employees. Non-employed persons: intention to (re)take up gainful employment; time of planned (re)taking up gainful employment; desire to pursue a specific occupational activity; training required for the activity; official license or permit to pursue this occupational activity available; pursuit of the activity also possible without official license or permit; assessment of chances on the labor market. Retirees: receiving pension payments; reasons for receiving pension; current gainful employment as part of a second job; intended gainful employment or no interest in gainful employment; reasons for (intended) gainful employment or reasons against gainful employment during retirement. Students: same studies as at the time of the last interview; type of student financing. Change due to moving to country of residence (same employer as before, subsidiary of last employer, or a completely different employer); current stay abroad / stay in Germany is part of an organized mobility program (TEMPUS, ERASMUS (MUNDUS), LINGUA, other mobility program). Start of first professional activity (month, year); current activity still in the same job and with the same employer; place of work of the first professional activity in Germany; professional position of the first professional activity; activity and industry affiliation of the company at that time; supervisor function; number of persons for whom authority to issue directives existed; change of profession; year of change of profession to the profession currently practiced; in the first job self-employed or freelancer: Occupation held at the time; industry affiliation of the establishment at the time; number of employees; change of occupation; year of change of occupation to the occupation currently held. 5. Attitudes, personality and well-being: Satisfaction with different areas of life; social isolation (lacking company of others, being left out, being socially isolated); self-assessment of health status; limitations due to health problems in everyday life; limitations in climbing stairs; emotional state in the last four weeks (depressed or gloomy, calm and balanced, lots of energy, less work done/work less carefully because of mental or emotional problems, limited social contacts because of mental or emotional problems); Institutional trust (German Bundestag, judicial system in Germany, police in Germany); institutional trust in country of migration (parliament, judiciary and police); concerns regarding various areas (economic development, own economic situation, own old age provision, health, climate change, crime in Germany, future of EU, immigration to Germany, xenophobia in Germany, job security); general life satisfaction. Demography: sex; migration background; German citizenship; language skills: Mother tongue; language other than German in country of residence; self-assessed knowledge of language of country of residence; knowledge of national language acquired at school; efforts to improve language skills; language spoken predominantly with family members, friends, and at work; financial situation of household. Sociodemographic and socioeconomic status of respondent´s partner: age (year of birth); born in Germany; German citizenship; high school diploma; completed vocational training; type of training or degree; employment status. Parental/social background: German citizenship; highest general education degree; vocational training or higher education; occupational status; characteristics of occupation during respondent´s youth; grew up with both parents or situation during first 15 years of respondent´s life. Additionally coded: Panel ID; respondent is same as person from wave 1; GERPS group wave 2; year and month of interview; lead probability (wave 1 to wave 2); original sample; weighting factor. Derived variables: Region (current country of residence); partner status W 2; separation from partner between wave 1 and wave 2; new steady partnership between wave 1 and wave 2; change in household composition; household size wave 2; current marital status; current partner in household; current household status (1-job and 2-job); household status W 2; number of children under 17 in household W 2; age of youngest child in household; children in household under 6, from 6 to under 12, and from 12 to under 17; education: ISCED 11 and Casmin classification; highest level of schooling; highest level of vocational education and tertiary education of respondent and partner W 2; current employment status of respondent and partner W 2; current contracted hours of work per week and actual hours of work per week W 2; current contracted hours of work and actual hours of work arrangement W 2; ISEI 08 and Standard International Occupational Prestige Scale (SIOPS88); resident status W 2, born in Germany; International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO08) (one digit); German Classification of Occupations 2010 (KLDB2010 one digit); year of birth (classified); age of partner (classified); household income; monthly net salary and gross salary; flag variables.
Categories Categories
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Education, School Systems
  • Family
  • Society, Culture
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Income
Topics
  • Migration
  • Employment
  • Labour and employment policy
  • Retirement
  • Unemployment
  • Working conditions
  • Social and occupational mobility
  • Social conditions and indicators
  • PSYCHOLOGY
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 2.2 Migration

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseEmigrants and remigrants with German citizenship aged between 20 and 70 with a documented international migration between July 2017 and June 2018.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Sampling frame/ design (Wave 2) Participants who (1) were interviewed in wave 1 and (2) consented to future survey invitations in wave 1, net of refusals.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Starting with the second wave, GERPS was organised as a ‘web-only’ survey relying on email invitations and reminders and an online survey interface. Only a small subsample without up-to-date and valid email addresses was contacted exclusively by postal mailing.
Data CollectorSOKO Institut, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 28.05.2019 - 06.08.2019

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2021-6-11 first archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13751
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Links
Number of Units: 6989
Number of Variables: 393
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • Décieux, Jean Philippe; Witte, Nils; Erlinghagen, Marcel; Ette, Andreas; Genoni, Andreas; Guedes Auditor, Jean; Knirsch, Frederik; Kühne, Simon; Mansfeld, Lisa; Schneider, Norbert F. (2021): German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS): Documentation of the Second Wave. BiB Daten- und Methodenberichte 2/2021. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung.
  • Ette, Andreas; Décieux, Jean P.; Erlinghagen, Marcel; Guedes Auditor, Jean; Mansfeld, Lisa; Sander, Nikola; Schneider, Norbert F.; Witte, Nils 2019a: German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS): Neue GERPS-Daten über deutsche Aus- und Rückwandernde. In: Bevölkerungsforschung Aktuell 6-2019: 3–7.
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Groups

Groups
  • German Emigration and Remigration (GERPS)