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ZA2847: Foreigners in Germany 1994

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Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1996): Foreigners in Germany 1994. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2847 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2847
TitleForeigners in Germany 1994
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1996)
Date of Collection04.1994 - 05.1994
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractThe social and economic situation of foreign workers in the Federal Republic. Topics: nationality of respondent; ethnic affiliation of respondents from former Yugoslavia; place of birth in Germany or abroad; duration of stay in Germany up to now; estimated time period that will still be spent in Germany; visits 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 1994; use of various means of transport for trips to the native country; being together with family members in Germany; number and ages of children in Germany; number of members of household working; number of persons over 15 years in household; family members in native country; age of children in native country; greatest concerns and problems in Germany; interest in German citizenship; contacts with Germans in various areas; equal opportunities of foreigners and Germans in the search for work; perceived attitude of Germans to guest workers at work; satisfaction with current job; assessment of the relationship of Germans and foreigners in residential area; preference for Germans and foreigners living together as neighbors or segregation; 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 goods and toys; residential status; amount of rent; rent increase for base rent or additional costs in the last year; length of residence in current residence; number of living-rooms; intent to move in the next two years; satisfaction with apartment/housing; number of years of school completed; 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; possession of a car; brand of car; 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; location of residence in city vicinity; type of residential building; high-rise part of town. Also encoded was: state; city code; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), old states and West Berlin
UniverseForeign residential population 14 years old and older (Spaniards, Italians, Yugoslavs, Greeks and Turks over-sample according to nationalities)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample according to sex, age, marital status and size of household, about 400 persons per nationality
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 04.1994 - 05.1994

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 study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a survey series that began in 1970.
Number of Units: 2115
Number of Variables: 129
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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