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ZA1077: Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1979) Survey Period: March 1979

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1979): Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (1979)Survey Period:March 1979. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1077 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1077
TitleForeign Workers in the Federal Republic (1979) Survey Period: March 1979
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1979)
Date of Collection03.1979 - 03.1979
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractTopics: 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 which make the greatest effort for foreign workers; use of cigarettes and preferred brand; brand of cigarettes taken home; place of purchase of cigarettes; brand and price of watch purchased in the last year; purchase of the watch second-hand; shaving and shaving equipment; detailed determination of possession and place of purchase of durable economic goods; financial investment possibilities used; judgement on one´s own economic situation and expected development; assessment of the chances of foreign workers in the FRG; short time work; preparing meals and cooking opportunities in one´s residence; difficulties of one´s children in school; coffee consumption and preferred brand of coffee; making as well as frequency of consumption of coffee. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; income; residential status; satisfaction with residence; monthly rent; maximum bearable rent; party inclination; car possession; used car; car radio. Interviewer rating: city size; presence of other persons during the interview; willingness to cooperate of respondent; 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
  • 03.1979

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)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe procedure in 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: 1505
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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