GESIS - DBK - ZA2849

ZA2849: Foreigners in Germany 1996

Downloads and Data Access

On this page you find the complete metadata and an overview of all available data sets and documents for the requested study. The download of all files is possible from our central search page under the following link:
ZA2849 Downloads and Data Access

List of Files

List of Files


  • ZA2849.dta (Dataset Stata) 296 KBytes
  • ZA2849.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 527 KBytes
  • ZA2849.sav (Dataset SPSS) 356 KBytes


  • ZA2849_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 596 KBytes


  • ZA2849_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 69 KBytes
Availability Availability A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Download of Data and Documents Download of Data and Documents All downloads from this catalogue are free of charge. Data-sets available under access categories B and C must be ordered via the shopping cart with a few exceptions. Charges apply! Please respect our Terms of use.

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1996): Foreigners in Germany 1996. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2849 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2849
TitleForeigners in Germany 1996
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1996)
Date of Collection04.1996 - 06.1996
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 for respondents from former Yugoslavia; place of birth in Germany or abroad; duration of stay in Germany up to now; estimated time interval 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; number and ages of children in Germany; number of members of household working; number of persons under 18 years in household; further family members in Germany outside of personal household; family members in native country; greatest concerns and problems in Germany; interest in German citizenship; contacts with Germans in various areas; perceived attitude of Germans to guest workers at work; satisfaction with current job; relationship of Germans and foreigners in residential area; preference for Germans and foreigners living together 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; size of residence; intent to move; 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 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; type of residential building; type of residential area. 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
  • 04.1996 - 06.1996

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a survey series that began in 1970.
Number of Units: 2023
Number of Variables: 112
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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