Individual 2010[instrument]


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1 Your current life situation B1
9 What type of education or continuing training is that? 8
11 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 10
33 Do you work for a public sector employer? 31
16 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 15
30 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 28
37 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 35
54 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 52
66 Now some more questions for everyone! B3
92 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B7
94 Health and Illness B8
98 Please think about the last four weeks. How often did it occur within this period of time, ... 90
113 Now about health insurance. First the question: 105
114 Have you changed to a different health insurance provider since December 31, 2008? 106
120 What do you pay for that per month? 112
123 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 115
124 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 116
140 Family situation and background B10
150 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 140
169 Has your family situation changed since December 31.12.2008? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 159
171 Realisation of the interview B11
174 Other notes C
2 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 1
3 The following statements apply to different attitudes towards life and the future. To what degree to you personally agree with the following statements? 2
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
12 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 11
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
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 placement voucher (Vermittlungsgutschein) from the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt), and if so what was the value? 18
21 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2008? 19
22 When did you start your current position? 20
23 What type of an employment change was that? 21
24 Did you receive funds from any government programs to start your own business? 22
26 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 24
29 What is your current position / occupation? 27
31 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 29
38 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 36
39 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 37
40 What is your current occupational status? 38
41 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? 39
43 Incomes vary in Germany. We would therefore like to ask you where you work: Is it … 41
44 Do you currently work in your place of residence? 42
45 How often do you commute from your dwelling to your place of work? 43
46 How far (in kilometers) is your job from your place of residence? 44
47 How many paid vacation days do you receive per year? 45
50 Did you transfer a residual leave entitlement from last year to the current year? 48
51 What will you probably do with the rest of the previous year? or what have you already done? 49
52 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 50
53 And how many hours do you generally work, including any overtime? 51
55 Is that a part-time employment according to law about parental leave (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? 53
57 Did you work short time last month? 55
58 If you could choose your own number of working hours, taking into account that your income would change according to the number of hours: How many hours would you want to work? 56
59 Do you work overtime? 57
61 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 59
63 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. 61
64 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 62
65 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 63
68 What type of work is it? 65
69 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 66
70 How many hours do you work on average on these days? 67
72 What was your gross income from this job last month? 69
73 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. 70
76 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 72
77 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 73
80 When did you leave your last job? 76
81 How long were you employed at that job? 77
84 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 80
87 We have already asked for your current income. In addition, please state what sources of income you received in the past calendar year 2009, 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 2009 and how much this was on average per month. 82
88 Additional questions for employed persons B6
89 Did you receive any of the following additional payments from your employer last year (2009)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 83
91 Did you receive short-time compensation ("Kurzarbeitergeld") in 2009? If yes, for how many weeks? 85
95 How would you describe your current health? 87
99 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 91
100 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 92
101 How much attention do you pay to maintaining a healthy diet? 93
103 Do you currently smoke, be it cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars? 95
105 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? 97
107 Have you gone to a doctor within the last three months? If yes, please state how often. 99
108 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2009? 100
109 How many nights altogether did you spend in the hospital last year? 101
110 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 102
111 How many days were you not able to work in 2009 because of illness? 103
117 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 109
118 The statutory health insurance could offer next to full price different optional plans. Are you personally in full price or in specialized optional plans insured? 110
125 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 117
126 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 118
132 To what degree do the following statements apply to you personally? 124
158 How long were you there in the last two years? 148
166 In the last year, that is, in 2009, have you personally received financial support from relatives or other people outside this household? 156
170 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered? 160
172 How was the interview conducted? A
173 Lenght in minutes interview B
175 Interviewer Interviewer
25 What were the decisive reasons for you starting your own business? 23
28 Was the Employment Office involved in finding the job? 26
36 When did you start working for your current employer? 34
48 How many days of paid vacation did you take last year? 46
49 Last year, did you forfeit any unused vacation days left over from the year 2008 or before? If so, how many days? 47
85 And now think back on all of 2009. 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. 81
93 Who pays your pension and how high were the monthly payments in 2009? 86
119 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 111
157 Since moving to Germany have you visited your country of origin? 147
162 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? 152
0 Living in Germany - Questionnaire 2010 to social situation of household - personal questionnaire for all Intro
4 What does a typical weekday look like for you? How many hours per day do you spend on the following activities? 3
5 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 4
10 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 9
13 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 12
27 How did you find out about this job? 25
32 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 30
34 What sector of business / industry is your company / institution active in for the most part? 32
35 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 33
42 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? 40
56 Are you currently observing the legal regulation concerning part-time work while approaching retirement? 54
60 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? 58
62 How was your situation with regards to overtime last month? Did you work overtime? If yes, how many hours? 60
67 It is possible to work in addition to regular employment, household work, education and also as pensioner. Do you engage in any of the following activities? 64
71 How many months a year do you work at this side job? 68
75 Did you end school, vocational training, or university education after December 31, 2008? 71
78 What kind of a degree was that? 74
79 Have you left a job since December 31, 2008? 75
82 How did that job end? 78
83 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 79
90 Last year (2009), 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: 84
96 When you ascend stairs, i.e. go up several floors on foot: 88
97 And what about having to cope with other tiring everyday tasks, i.e. when one has to lift something heavy or when one requires agility: 89
102 How often do you drink the following drinks? 94
106 Are you legally classified as handicapped or capable of gainful employment only to a reduced extent due to medical reasons? 98
112 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Did you not work at some point during 2009 for other personal reasons? 104
115 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 107
121 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 113
122 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 114
127 Have you concluded a contract "Riester-pension" after the 31.12.2001? 119
129 There are also donations of a non-financial nature, for example, blood donations. Have you donated blood in the last 5 years? 121
130 Imagine that you unexpectedly received a gift of 10,000 euros. How would you use this money? How much would you save, how much would you give away, and how much would you spend? You can either split up the money into the categories below or use the entire sum for one purpose. 122
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? 123
133 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. 125
134 Are you at the last election to the German Bundestag on 27 September 2009 choose to go? 126
136 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 127
137 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? 128
138 Which party do you lean toward? 129
143 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 133
139 What is your attitude towards the following areas – are you concerned about them? 130
141 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? 131
142 What's the case with you personally: 132
144 Are you born in Germany? 134
145 Do you have German citizenship? 135
146 Do you have a second citizenship in addition to your German? 136
147 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 137
149 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 139
151 If you reading newspapers: Are you reading ... 141
152 To what extent do you feel German? 142
153 And how do you feel connected to the country from which you or your family come? 143
154 If you live as a foreigner or resettle in Germany, with the time a certain Feeling of homelessness occur. Some do not feel like members of the country of origin still as a German citizen. You sit, so to speak, between two chairs, without somewhere like that to belong properly. How often does it happen that you have such feelings? 144
155 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 145
156 How long do you want to remain in Germany? 146
159 If people live in Germany for a longer time and they come to visit in her (former) homeland, some things may have changed in the past. How is that with you? What is your feeling in this situation? 149
160 What is your sex and year of birth: 150
161 What is your marital status? 151
163 How do you and your partner (or spouse) decide what to do with the income that one or both of you receive? 153
164 Who has the last word in your relationship / marriage when making important financial decisions? 154
165 In the last year, that is, in 2009, have you personally given financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 155
167 Private support can be provided in the form of benefits in kind, e.g., clothing, gifts, vacation, or restaurant visits. Did you personally provide in-kind support last year, in 2009, to relatives or other individuals outside your household? 157
168 In the last year, that is, in 2010, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 158
104 How tall are you? 96
15 How high would your net income or salary have to be for you to take a position offered to you? 14
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
20 Current Job B2
128 And now a question about your donations. We understand donations here as giving money for social, church, cultural, community, and charitable aims, without receiving any direct compensation in return. These donations can be large sums of money but also smaller sums, for example, the change one puts into a collection box. We also count church offerings. 120
74 How were things last year? B4
86 Income in 2009 B5
116 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 108
135 Attitudes and opinions B9
148 What is your citizenship? 138
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