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ZA1786: Foreigners in Germany 1987

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1990): Foreigners in Germany 1987. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1786 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1786
TitleForeigners in Germany 1987
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1990)
Date of Collection03.1987 - 05.1987
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 for vacation to native country; family members in the FRG; number of children from one´s own family living in Germany; size of household; number of working family members; family members living in native country as well as number of children living there; preference for orientation of education in school and work on the needs in Germany or in the native country; greatest concerns and difficulties in the Federal Republic; perceived attitude of Germans to foreigners; job satisfaction; interest in German citizenship; party preference; monthly expenditures for groceries and everyday necessities; shopping place; price orientation or brand orientation; extent of employment or unemployment; area of business and profession of one´s own occupation; shopping place for consumer goods and toys; housing situation; rent increase since 1986; increase in the costs in addition to rent; satisfaction with housing situation; current amount of rent; car possession and brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually; judgement on one´s own knowledge of German; school degree in Germany or native country. Interviewer rating: disturbances of the course of the interview; assessment of the ability to communicate; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of knowledge of native language as well as of the German language; city size; state.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseThe foreign residential population 15 years old or older (Turks, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Spaniards disproportion according to nationalities)
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
  • 03.1987 - 05.1987

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 surveying foreign workers is described in more detail under ZA Study No. 1328. The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. The remaining "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. 1358 (data pool 1970-1982) ZA Study No. 1629 (1984) ZA Study No. 1630 (1985) ZA Study No. 1631 (1986) ZA Study No. 1678 (1988) ZA Study No. 1787 (1989)
Number of Units: 2035
Number of Variables: 98
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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