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ZA1358: Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (Data Pool 1970-1982)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1982): Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic (Data Pool 1970-1982). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1358 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1358
TitleForeign Workers in the Federal Republic (Data Pool 1970-1982)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1982)
Date of Collection1970 - 1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Summarized data set of surveys conducted at first annually, then every two years. Topics: The data set summarizes the contents of ZA Study Nos. 0606 to 0608, 0676, 0677, 0928, 0929, 1075 to 1077, 1328 and 1329. Under the individual study numbers the contents are described in detail. For all or almost all times of survey among other things the following was collected: length of stay and information on visits home; situation of family members in the FRG; greatest concerns and difficulties; assumed attitudes of Germans to foreign workers; interest in German citizenship and party preference; information on housing situation and rent; length of school attendance and information on professional training; information on car possession. Interviewer rating: disturbance of the course of the interview by others; communication difficulties; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as of the German language; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseTurks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 1970 - 1982

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 interviewing 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 rest of the "foreigner studies" in this series are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 0606 (1970) ZA Study No. 0607 (1971) ZA Study No. 0608 (1972) 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. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988)
Number of Units: 19397
Number of Variables: 497
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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  • Foreigners in Germany
    The social and economic situation of foreigners in Germany.