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ZA6915: BAMF Refugees Survey 2014

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  • ZA6915_mb.pdf (Method Report) 617 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böhm, Axel; Bund, Eva; Rother, Nina; Worbs, Susanne (2017): BAMF Refugees Survey 2014. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6915 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6915
TitleBAMF Refugees Survey 2014
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-12-8,
Date of Collection04.07.2014 - 30.09.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Böhm, Axel - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg
  • Bund, Eva - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg
  • Rother, Nina - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg
  • Worbs, Susanne - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Worbs, Susanne - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg - Other


AbstractSocial, cultural and structural integration. Taking advantage of language courses and consulting services. History of migration and asylum procedures. Intent to remain and life satisfaction. 1. Social integration: frequency of contacts with Germans in the neighbourhood and circle of friends; frequency of contacts with people from other countries in the neighbourhood and circle of friends; experienced discrimination based on origin in different areas of life; membership in associations and organisations. 2. Cultural integration: religious affiliation; faith; frequency of prayer and worship; mother tongue; self-assessment of mother-tongue skills (speaking, understanding, reading, writing); self-assessment of German language skills (speaking, understanding, reading, writing); further foreign language skills; predominantly household language; predominantly non-household language. 3. Structural integration: duration of school attendance; last/current school attendance; school leaving certificate and country of education; vocational training: vocational education and training or studies; specialisation; country of the highest level of qualification; recognition of foreign vocational qualifications in Germany; retraining/further qualification in Germany; employment status in Germany; characteristics of employment relationships (limited duration, temporary employment); description of the content of the current occupation; level of qualification in employment; previous employment in Germany and the country of origin; desire for employment in Germany; income relationships. 4. Taking advantage of language courses and counselling: participation in integration courses (literacy, other integration courses), vocational and other language courses; assessment of the benefits of the integration course visit; participation in language teaching and obtaining a certificate; visits to counselling centres (refugee and asylum counselling, migration counselling, youth migration service, other counselling centres); evaluation of the benefits of counselling. 5. History of migration and asylum procedures: more than three months´ stay in other countries; country of residence; year of the first asylum application in Germany; reasons for filing the application for asylum in Germany; duration of the asylum procedure; action against negative decision of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees; evaluation of duration, accommodation, contact with authorities in the asylum procedure. 6. Intent to remain and satisfaction with life: intention to become naturalised; intent to remain in Germany; satisfaction with life in terms of professional situation, income, health, housing situation, family situation and social contacts; greatest desire (open question). Sociodemography, origin, household and family situation: age; sex; current residence permit; household size and composition; type and number of rooms in the accommodation; country of birth; nationality; marital status; marital or permanent partner´s country of birth; nationality of the spouse or permanent partner; place of residence of the spouse or permanent partner; children of one´s own in general and in the household; childcare situation in the household or attendance of schools and vocational training institutions. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; language version of the questionnaire; questionnaire completed alone or with help; comments on the questionnaire; plausibility variables (school education, attendance of language courses, attendance of counselling centres and length of stay/residence permits); weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Group
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 13.8 Minorities
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseAsylum seekers (according to Article 16a of the Basic Law) or recognised refugees (according to Article 3, paragraph 1 of the Asylum Act) with nationality Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka or Syria, age from 18 years of age, recognition of status between 2008 and 2012, on 30 January 2012. In the foreigners´ central register with residence permit according to § 25, section 1 or 2 of the Residence Act or residence permit according to § 26, section 3 of the Residence Act.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Self-administered questionnaire: Paper Questionnaire available in German and seven other languages.
Data CollectorBundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg
Date of Collection
  • 04.07.2014 - 30.09.2014

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-12-8 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2805
Number of Variables: 214
Data Type: STATA
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Worbs, Susanne: Asylberechtigte und anerkannte Flüchtlinge in Deutschland: Was sie mitbringen, wo und wie sie leben, in: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, Heft 2/2017 Flüchtlinge – Zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben. Bonn: Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR), 2017, S. 32-43
  • Worbs, Susanne; Baraulina, Tatjana (2017): Geflüchtete Frauen in Deutschland: Sprache, Bildung und Arbeitsmarkt. Ausgabe 01/2017 der Kurzanalysen des Forschungszentrums Migration, Integration und Asyl des Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg, Online:\_gefluchetete-frauen.pdf?\_\_blob=publicationFile
  • Worbs, Susanne; Bund, Eva; Böhm, Axel: Asyl – und dann? Die Lebenssituation von Asylberechtigten und anerkannten Flüchtlingen in Deutschland BAMF-Flüchtlingsstudie 2014. Nürnberg: Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Forschungsbericht 28, 2016
  • Worbs, Susanne: Asylberechtigte und anerkannte Flüchtlinge: Soziodemografie, berufliche Qualifikation und Erwerbsbeteiligung und Deutschland. In: Pfeffer-Hoffmann, Christian (Hg.): Profile der Neueinwanderung 2016. Analysen zum Wandel der Flucht- und Arbeitsmigration nach Deutschland, Berlin: Mensch und Buch Verlag, 2016, S. 41-53
  • Worbs, Susanne/Bund, Eva (2016): Asylberechtigte und anerkannte Flüchtlinge in Deutschland. Qualifikationsstruktur, Arbeitsmarktbeteiligung und Zukunftsorientierungen. Ausgabe 01/2016 der Kurzanalysen des Forschungszentrums Migration, Integration und Asyl des Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge, Nürnberg, Online:
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