Individual 2009[instrument]

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0 Living in Germany - Questionnaire 2009 to social situation of household - personal questionnaire for all Intro
1 Your current life situation B1
2 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 1
3 What is a typical day like for you? How many hours do you spend on the following activities on a typical weekday, Saturday, and Sunday? 2
4 Which of the following activities do you take part in during your free time? 3
5 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 4
6 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 5
7 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 6
8 Are you currently in education or training? In other words, are you attending a school or institution of higher education (including doctorate / Ph.D.), completing an apprenticeship or vocational training, or participating in further education or training? 7
9 What type of education or continuing training are you pursuing? 8
10 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 9
11 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 10
12 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 11
13 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 12
80 How many hours do you work on average on these days? 76
81 How many months a year do you work at this side job? 77
82 What was your gross income for this job last month? 78
91 How long were you employed at that job? 86
92 How did that job end? 87
93 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 88
94 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 89
95 And now think back on all of 2008. We've drawn up a type of calendar below. Listed on the left are various employment characteristics that may have applied to you last year. Please go through the various months and check all the months in which you were employed, unemployed, etc. 90
96 Income in 2008 B6
97 We have already asked for your current income. In addition, please state what sources of income you received in the past calendar year 2008, independent of whether the income was received all year or only in certain months. Look over the list of income sources and check all that apply. For all sources that apply please indicate how many months you received this income in 2008 and how much this was on average per month. (Please state the gross amount which means not including deductions for taxes or social security). 91
98 Additional questions for employed persons B7
163 How long would you like to spend living abroad? 151
164 What country do you intend to move or emigrate to? 152
165 Do you plan to move abroad or emigrate within the next 12 months? 153
166 The following is about private, financial support that can be given or received. 154_0
167 In the last year, that is, in 2008, have you personally given payments or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 154
168 In the last year, that is, in 2008, have you personally received payments or financial support from relatives or other people outside this household? 155
169 Has your family situation changed after December 31.12.2007? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 156
170 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. 157
171 The following question is for people born before 1980: If you look back 20 years - in 1989, the year before the merger Germany - what would you say: Overall, since that time, your life satisfaction has increased rather or decreased? 158
172 Thank you for your cooperation! 159
173 Implementation of the interview B13
126 What kind of personality do you have? B10
127 I will now read to you a number of feelings. Please indicate for each feeling how often or rarely you experienced this feeling in the last four weeks. How often have you felt ... 117
128 People can behave differently in different situations. How would you rate your willingness to take risks in the following areas? 118
129 Another question about your willingness to take risks. Please consider what you would do in the following situation: Imagine you just won 100,000 euros in the lottery. Immediately after receiving your winnings, you receive the following offer to participate in another lottery: There is a chance you could double your money. But your risk of losing half of what you put in is just as high. You can put either all or part of your 100,000 euros into the lottery, or decline to participate altogether. What portion of your lottery winnings would you be willing to risk in this risky but potentially profitable lottery? 119
130 Below are different qualities that a person can have. You will probably find that some apply to you perfectly and that some do not apply to you at all. With others, you may be somewhere in between. 120
131 How do you see yourself: Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 121
132 Attitudes and opinions B11
133 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 122
134 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party. Do you lean towards a particular party? 123
135 Toward which party do you lean? 124
136 If next Sunday were federal election, would you go to the polls? 125
137 In politics, people often talk about "left" and "right" when describing different political views. When you think about your own political view, how would you rate them on the scale below? 126
28 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 26
14 If you were currently looking for a new job: Is it or would it be easy, difficult, or almost impossible to find an appropriate position? 13
15 How high would your net income or salary have to be for you to take a position offered to you? 14
16 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 15
17 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 16
18 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 17
19 Have you received a voucher "Vermittlungsgutschein", and if so what was the value? 18
20 People work for different reasons. What is the most important reason to you: is it to earn money, or are other reasons important? 19
35 Do you work for a public sector employer? 33
21 Would you like to keep working in your current field or the field you were trained in, or would you rather do something new? Or does it not matter to you? 20
22 How likely is it that one or more of the following occupational changes will take place in your life within the next two years? 21
23 Your current job B2
24 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2007? 22
25 When did you start your current position? 23
26 What type of occupational change was that? 24
27 Can you learn more from your professional knowledge and skills today, use equal to or less than in your last place? 25
29 How did you find out about this job? 27
30 Was the Employment Office involved in finding the job? 28
31 What is your current position/occupation? 29
32 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 30
33 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 31
34 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 32
36 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? 34
37 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 35
38 How was it in the previous twelve months in the company where you currently work: Has the number of employees increased, decreased, or remained the same? 36
39 And what develoments do you anticipate in your occupational area: 37
40 Since when have you been working for your current employer? 38
41 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 39
50 How high would your gross income have to be in order to be just? 48
42 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 40
43 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 41
44 What is your current occupational status? 42
45 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? 43
46 How many people work under your direction? 44
47 What kind of leadership position do you hold? 45
48 If you lost your job today, would it be easy, difficult, or almost impossible for you to find a new job that is at least as good as your current one? 46
49 Is the income that you earn at your current job just, from your point of view? 47
51 How high would your net income have to be in order to be just? 49
52 Income earned varies in Germany. Therefore we would like to ask you where your place of work lies: Is it .. 50
53 Do you currently work in your place of residence? 51
54 How often do you commute from your dwelling to your place of work? 52
55 How far (in kilometers) is your job from your place of residence? 53
56 How many days do you usually work per week? 54
57 And how many hours do you work on a typical workday? 55
64 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 62
58 Nowadays, there are a number of different types of working hours available. Which of the following possibilities is most applicable to your work? 56
59 Does it happen that you do your job at home? 57
60 If your company would allow you to temporarily work at home, would you accept this offer? 58
61 Do you sometimes have to work in the evenings (after 7:00 PM) or at night (after 10:00 PM)? If so, how often? 59
62 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? 60
63 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 61
65 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 63
66 Is that a part-time employment according to law about parental leave (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? 64
67 Are you currently observing the legal regulation concerning part-time work while approaching retirement? 65
68 Only for those in employment: occupational changes B3
69 How likely is it that the following career changes will take place in your life within the next two years? 66
70 If you could choose your own number of working hours, taking into account that your income would change according to the number of hours: 67
71 Do you work overtime? 68
72 Can you also save your overtime in a working hours account that allows you to take time off for the overtime within a year or more? 69
73 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 70
74 How was your situation with regards to overtime last month? 71
75 How high was your income from employment last month? Please fill in both: – gross income, which means wages or salary before deduction of taxes and social security – net income, which means the sum after deduction of taxes, social security, and unemployment and health insurance. 72
76 Now some more questions for everyone! B4
77 Sometimes people have a side job alongside their main job or their activities as homemaker or student, or work beyond retirement. Do you do any of the following? 73
78 What type of work is it? 74
79 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 75
83 From which of the following income sources do you personally receive money at this time? For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. 79
84 How were things last year? B5
85 Did you end school, vocational training, or university education after December 31, 2007? 80
86 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 81
87 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 82
88 What kind of a degree was that? 83
89 Have you left a job since December 31, 2007? 84
90 When did you leave the last job? 85
99 Did you receive any of the following additional payments from your employer last year (2008)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 92
100 Last year (2008), did you receive money to cover traveling expenses or an allowance for use of local public transit (e.g. "Jobticket")? If so, please indicate the value thereof: 93
101 Additional questions for retirees, pensioners B8
102 Who pays your pension and how high were the monthly payments in 2008? 94
103 Health and Illness B9
104 How would you describe your current health? 95
105 Are you legally classified as handicapped or capable of gainful employment only to a reduced extent due to medical reasons? 96
106 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 97
107 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2008? 98
108 How many nights altogether did you spend in the hospital last year? 99
109 If you were employed in 2008: Was it last year that you have been ill for more than 6 weeks without interruption? 100
110 How many days were you not able to work in 2008 because of illness? 101
111 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you to have one or more of the following illnesses? 102
112 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 103
113 How many hours of sleep do you average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 104
114 Now about health insurance. In advance the question: Do exist a claim for benefit and healthcare of members in public service? 105
115 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2007? 106
116 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 107
117 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 108
118 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 109
138 When you think about the future, are you – 127
119 The statutory health insurance companies can offer various optional tariffs in addition to the standard rate. Are you personally insured in the standard rate or in a special optional tarif? 110
120 The health insurance companies have all the same contribution rate from 2009, but can surcharges request or refund. For example, if your health insurance company has a supplement of 8 euros would require or another cashier a refund of would grant 8 euros a month: would that be a reason for you to change the health insurance? 111
121 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 112
122 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 113
123 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 114
124 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 115
125 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 116
139 What is your attitude towards the following areas – are you concerned about them? 128
140 Informal situation and origin B12
141 What is your sex and year of birth: 129
142 What is your marital status? 130
143 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? 131
144 Now some questions about your native language—the language spoken by the family you grew up in.Is German the native language of you and both of your parents? 132
145 How is it for you personally 133
155 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 143
146 What language do you speak here … 134
147 In the last 12 months, have you... 135
148 In the last 12 months, in you own dwelling 136
149 Do you have German citizenship? 137
150 Do you have a second citizenship in addition to your German? 138
151 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 139
152 What is your country of citizenship? 140
153 Are you born in Germany? 141
154 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 142
156 How long do you want to remain in Germany? 144
157 How strong a connection do you feel with the place or region where you live here? 145
158 Could you imagine moving away from here because of family or career reasons? 146
159 For those people living in the new Federal States, or East-Berlin: Could you also imagine moving to the west part of Germany, i.e. the old Federal States? For those people living in the old Federal States, or West-Berlin: Could you also imagine moving to the east part of Germany, i.e. the new Federal States? 147
160 Do you have regular contact with friends or acquaintances abroad? 148
161 Have you ever lived abroad for more than three months, is it for professional or private reasons? 149
162 Have you, in recent times, seriously considered moving abroad for an extended period or forever? 150
174 How was the interview conducted? A
175 Lenght in minutes interview B
176 Other notes C
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Label: Individual 2009

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