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ZA2291: Foreigners in Germany 1991

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1992): Foreigners in Germany 1991. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2291 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2291
TitleForeigners in Germany 1991
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection03.1991 - 03.1991
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: Nationality of respondent; place of birth in Germany or foreign country; duration of stay in Germany up to now; estimated length of time that will still be spent in Germany; visit to one´s native country since moving to Germany; visit to one´s native country in the previous year; planned visit to one´s native country 1991; use of various means of transport for trips to native country; being together with family members in Germany; number and ages of children in Germany; number of working members of household; number of persons over 15-years-old in household; family members in native country; ages of children in native country; greatest concerns and problems in Germany; interest in German citizenship; perceived attitude of Germans to guest workers at work; satisfaction with current job; most sympathetic party in Germany; average monthly expenditures for food and everyday necessities; preferred shopping places for food and everyday necessities as well as consumer items and toys; residential status; amount of rent; rent increase for base rent or additional costs in the last year; satisfaction with apartment/housing; number of school years; school degree in Germany or native country; type of school degree; self-assessment of knowledge of German (reading); completed vocational training as well as length of vocational training; car possession; car brand; new or used car; number of kilometers driven annually; net household income. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview as well as influence through third parties; evaluation of communication; willingness of respondent to cooperate; knowledge of German and one´s own language. Also encoded was: state; city code.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample according to sex, age, employment status, marital status, size of household and regional distribution
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1991

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)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. References to further ´foreigner studies´ in this series can be found in ZA Study No. 1787.
Number of Units: 2090
Number of Variables: 113
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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