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ZA1629: Guest Workers in Germany 1984

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1988): Guest Workers in Germany 1984. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1629 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1629
TitleGuest Workers in Germany 1984
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1988)
Date of Collection03.1984 - 04.1984
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: current and intended further length of stay in the FRG; frequency and length of trips to native country in the last few years; planned visits to native country; means of transport used for visit to native country; family members in the Federal Republic; time of moving of the family members; number and ages of children from one´s own family living in the Federal Republic; family size; number of working family members; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; assumed attitude of Germans to guest workers; judgement on the effort of trade unions for Germans or foreign workers; most important tasks of trade unions; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference. Demography: age; sex; length of time in school; length of completed vocational training; occupation; employment status this year and last year; area of business of activity; monthly net income (classified); housing conditions; satisfaction with housing; monthly rent; maximum possible rent; comparison of bearable versus actual rent; car possession and brand; new or used car. Interviewer rating: disturbances of course of interview; assessment of ability to communicate; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as the German language; city size; state.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseForeign workers (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample according to sex, age, housing conditions, marital status, year of arrival and employment office district
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1984 - 04.1984

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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 described closer 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. 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. 1358 (data pool 1970-1982) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988)
Number of Units: 1522
Number of Variables: 80
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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