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ZA1678: Foreigners in Germany 1988

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1988): Foreigners in Germany 1988. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1678 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1678
TitleForeigners in Germany 1988
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1988)
Date of Collection03.1988 - 04.1988
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: current and intended length of further 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 in 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 working family members; family members living in the native country as well as number and age of children living there; preference for orientation of education in school and employment towards the demands in Germany or the native country; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; perceived attitude of Germans regarding foreigners; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference; monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities and shopping place; price orientation or brand orientation; self-assessment of social class. Demography: age; sex; marital status; years of school; school degree in native country or Germany; highest school degree; exact job title and classification in occupational group; occupational position; employment; completed vocational training; area of business of company; monthly net income (classified); monthly net household income (classified); residential status; monthly rent; increase in rent or additional costs; satisfaction with housing situation; self-assessment of personal knowledge of German; car possession and brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually with a car. Interviewer rating: city size; state; willingness of respondent to cooperate; language communication; assessment of knowledge of national language as well as German; presence of other persons during the interview and disturbances caused by them. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseThe foreign residential population 15 years old and older (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample according to sex, age, employment status, marital status and regional distribution.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1988 - 04.1988

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 the survey of foreign workers is described in more detail 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. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986)
Number of Units: 2122
Number of Variables: 108
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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