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ZA1075: Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1977)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1977): Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1977). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1075 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1075
TitleForeign Workers in the Federal Republic (1977)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1977)
Date of Collection03.1977 - 03.1977
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of the guest workers in the FRG. Contacts with country of origin and desire to return. Topics: current and planned further length of stay in the FRG; frequency of trips home in the last few years and means of transport used for this; number of children and family size; family members coming later; greatest concerns and difficulties in the FRG; assumed attitude of Germans to guest workers; most important tasks of the trade unions; job satisfaction; money transfers and taking money home; use of guest worker programs on radio and television; use of print media; interest in German citizenship; authorities, organizations and associations that make the greatest effort for foreign workers; use of cigarettes and preferred brand; brand of cigarettes taken home; brand and price of watch purchased in the last year; purchase of the watch second-hand; detailed determination of possession of durable economic goods; financial investment possibilities used; interest in return home and type of employment planned there; judgement on one´s own economic situation and social development in one´s native country; assessment of the chances of foreign workers in the FRG; short time work; preparing meals and cooking opportunities in one´s residence. Demography: age; sex; marital status; ages of children (classified); school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; income; housing situation; residential status; satisfaction with residence; monthly rent; maximum bearable rent; party inclination; nationality; occupation of father; local residency; car possession; used car; car radio. Interviewer rating: city size; presence of other persons during the interview; communication difficulties; judgement on language knowledge of respondent; state.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseSpaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks who live in 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
  • 03.1977

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 described in ZA Study No. 1328. The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey.
Number of Units: 1600
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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