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ZA1578: Socio-Ecological Conditions of the Integration of Foreign Workers in the Ruhr Area (Foreigners in Duisburg)

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Citation Citation Esser, Hartmut; Hill, Paul B.; Oepen, Georg von (1987): Socio-Ecological Conditions of the Integration of ForeignWorkers in the Ruhr Area (Foreigners in Duisburg). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1578 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1578
TitleSocio-Ecological Conditions of the Integration of Foreign Workers in the Ruhr Area (Foreigners in Duisburg)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1987)
Date of Collection05.1982 - 06.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Esser, Hartmut - Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg
  • Hill, Paul B. - Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg
  • Oepen, Georg von - Rhein-Ruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg


AbstractThe housing situation, job situation and situation in life of Turks in the Federal Republic. Topics: religiousness; nationality of spouse; living together with spouse in Germany; number and ages of children; number of children living in Germany; attendance of children at a Koran school; region of origin in Turkey; size of place of residence in city of origin; social origins; length of school attendance as well as type of school attended and school degree in Turkey; occupational activity last practiced and occupational position in Turkey; area of business of the company in Turkey; reason for moving; intent to return when moving; planned length of stay; year of arrival; age at moving; parents living in Germany when moving oneself or at the current point in time; occupational position of father in Germany when moving oneself; originally planned length of stay of parents. Detailed information on occupational situation and general situation in life at three various points in time, namely at start of stay, at mid-point of stay and in the current situation: employment and occupational position as well as information on company and area of business; satisfaction with occupational activity; number of German and Turkish colleagues in personal work area; monthly income and family income; monthly savings amount; information on use of savings; residential status; manner of arranging for a residence; amount of rent; residence equipment; possession of durable economic goods; size of residence; number of persons living in residence; satisfaction with housing situation; number of foreigners living in residential surroundings or in building; contacts with Germans; reasons to be shy of contacts with authorities; personal language ability; satisfaction with living conditions in Germany. The following questions were posed regarding the situation at the half-way point in the stay: significant decisive point in life during the stay in Germany; reasons for remaining in Germany; point in time of decision to remain in Germany; school attendance or school degree in Germany; vocational training in Germany. The following questions were also posed regarding the current situation: desired minimum furnishing of a residence; rent upper limit for a better residence. Importance of selected infrastructure facilities of the residential surroundings as well as satisfaction with facilities actually present (scale); length of living in the part of town; interest in change of residence; reasons for change of residence or remaining in current residence; desired quality of a better residence (scale); identity assimilation; strength of ties to region, city, part of town and immediate residential surroundings (scale); intent to return home; satisfaction with living conditions; memberships; perception of discrimination (scale); assumed attitude of Germans on integration of foreign fellow-citizens and personal readiness for assimilation (scales); desire to live together with Germans or Turks; interest in participation in municipal elections; party preference; desired aid measures for foreigners. Demography: age; sex; marital status. Also encoded was: building type; age of building; use of building; closeness to near-by industry; damage and deficiencies in residence; reason for moving from last residence and reasons for moving into new residence; results of a short language test; aggregate regional data on structure of total population as well as information on proportion of foreigners and proportion of Turks in apartment house, street and part of town.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW), Duisburg
UniverseTurkish heads of household in four parts of town with different proportions of foreigners
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorRhein-Ruhr-Institut fuer Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (RISP), Duisburg
Date of Collection
  • 05.1982 - 06.1982

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 survey was conducted by Turkish interviewers selected and trained by the research group itself. A comparable investigation in the German population is archived under ZA Study No. 1579. A further investigation with comparable content is documented under ZA Study No. 1580.
Number of Units: 186
Number of Variables: 430
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Esser, Hartmut; Hill, Paul B.; Oepen, Georg von: Ausländerintegration im Ruhrgebiet: Sozialökologische Bestimmungsfaktoren. Band 1 u. 2. Essen und Duisburg: Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet 1983.
  • Esser, Hartmut: Social context and inter-ethnic relations: the case of migrant workers in West German urban areas. In: European Sociological Review, 2, 1986, S. 30-51.
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