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ZA0608: Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1972)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1972): Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1972). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0608 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0608
TitleForeign Workers in the Federal Republic (1972)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1972)
Date of Collection02.1972 - 03.1972
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractTrips home, media usage, satisfaction and social situation of guest workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: Length of stay in Germany; trips home and means of transport used for this; particular difficulties in the FRG; positive and negative sides of the stay in Germany; general judgement on well-being; amount of financial transfers home; dealing with authorities; assumed attitude of countrymen to Germans; contacts with countrymen and Germans; learning the German language and occupational further education; job satisfaction and frequency of change of job; paying attention to radio and television broadcasts for foreign workers; membership in clubs; trips to leisure homes; place of stay of family; satisfaction with housing. Demography: age (classified); sex; nationality; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; income; size of household; housing situation; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: judgement on language proficiency and possible communication difficulties; willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseSpaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks living of the FRG.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 02.1972 - 03.1972

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
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Further Remarks

NotesThe procedure in the survey of foreign workers is more closely described in ZA Study No. 1328. The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. The remaining "foreigner studies" from this series are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 0606 (1970) ZA Study No. 0607 (1971) 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)
Number of Units: 1901
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS


  • MARPLAN (Hrsg.): Soziale Situation der Gastarbeiter in der BRD. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1972.
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