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ZA1631: Guest Workers in Germany 1986

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1988): Guest Workers in Germany 1986. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1631 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1631
TitleGuest Workers in Germany 1986
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1988)
Date of Collection03.1986 - 04.1986
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; place of birth in Germany; visits to native country in the last few years; planned vacation to native country this year; means of transport used for vacation to native country; family members in the FRG; number and ages of children from one´s own family living in Germany; size of household; number of family members working; family members living in native country as well as number and age of children living there; preference for orientation of education in school and employment on the requirements in Germany or the native country; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference; monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities; purchase place; price orientation or brand orientation. Demography: age; sex; length of time in school; school degree in native country or Germany; self-assessment of German language proficiency; length of completed vocational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; area of business of activity; monthly net income (classified); monthly household net income (classified); housing conditions; satisfaction with housing; increase in base rent or additional costs since 1985; monthly rent; car possession and brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually. 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
UniverseThe foreign residential population 18 years old and older (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample according to sex, age, employment status, marital status, year of arrival and regional distribution
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1986 - 04.1986

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 described more closely under 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. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988)
Number of Units: 2001
Number of Variables: 103
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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