Individual 2011[instrument]

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0 Living in Germany - Questionnaire 2011 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 acitivities 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 currently using the statutory caregiver leave (Mutterschutz) to care for a relative? 5a
8 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 6
9 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
10 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 8
11 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 9
12 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 10
128 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 119
129 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 120
13 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 11
14 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 12
15 If you were currently looking for a new job: 13
16 How high would your net income or salary have to be for you to take a position offered to you? 14
17 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 15
18 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 16
19 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 17
20 Have you received a voucher "Vermittlungsgutschein", and if so what was the value? 18
21 People work for different reasons. What is the most important reason to you: is it to earn money, or are other reasons important? 19
22 Would you like to work in your current / past profession or in the area of your education / training, or would you rather do something new? Or does it not matter to you? 20
23 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
24 Your current job B2
25 Did you change your job or start a new one after December 31, 2009? 22
26 When did you start your current position? 23
32 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 29
27 What type of an employment change was that? 24
28 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 25
29 How did you find out about this job? 26
30 Was the Employment Office involved in finding the job? 27
31 What is your current position / occupation? 28
33 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 30
34 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 31
35 Do you work for a public sector employer? 32
36 What sector of business / industry is your company / institution active in for the most part? 33
37 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 34
38 Does an employee's council exist at your place of work? 35
39 Is your own performance regularly assessed by a superior as part of an agreed procedure? 36
40 Does this performance assessment influence ... 37
41 Since when have you been working for your current employer? 38
42 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 39
43 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 40
44 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 41
45 What is your current occupational status? 42
46 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? 43
47 How many people work under your direction? 44
48 What kind of leadership position do you hold? Are you … 45
49 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
50 Is the income that you earn at your current job just, from your point of view? 47
51 How high would your gross income have to be in order to be just? 48
52 How high would your net income have to be in order to be just? 49
53 Income earned varies in Germany. Therefore we would like to ask you where your place of work lies: Is it .. 50
54 Do you currently work in your place of residence? 51
55 How often do you commute from your dwelling to your place of work? 52
56 How far (in kilometers) is it from where you live to where you work? 53
57 How many days do you usually work per week? 54
58 And how many hours do you work on a typical workday? 55
59 Nowadays, there are a number of different types of working hours available. 56
60 Belong to your working time special forms such as standby service, call service or work on call? 57
61 Please give the measurement you agree with 58
62 I will now read you some statements about possible job-related burdens of your current job. Please indicate whether each point applies to you and, if so, how much of a burden it is for you. 59
69 Is that a part-time employment according to law about parental leave (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? 66
63 And what about for the following points? Please indicate whether each applies to you and, if not, how much of a burden it is for you. 60
64 Do you sometimes have to work in the evenings (after 7:00 p.m.) or at night (after 10:00 p.m.)? If so, how often? 61
65 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? 62
66 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 63
67 And how many hours do you generally work, including any overtime? 64
68 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 65
70 Are you currently observing the legal regulation concerning part-time work while approaching retirement? 67
71 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? 68
72 Do you work overtime? 69
73 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? 70
74 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 71
75 How was your situation with regards to overtime last month? Did you work overtime? If yes, how many hours? 72
92 How long were you employed at that job? 87
76 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. 73
77 Now some more questions for everyone! B3
78 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? 74
79 What type of work is it? 75
80 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 76
81 How many hours do you work on average on these days? 77
82 How many months a year do you work at this side job? 78
83 What was your gross income for this job last month? 79
84 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. 80
85 How were things last year? B4
86 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2009? 81
87 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 82
88 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 83
89 What kind of a degree was that? 84
90 Have you left a job since December 31, 2009? 85
91 When did you leave your last job? 86
93 How did that job end? 88
94 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 89
95 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 90
96 And now think back on all of 2010. 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. 91
97 Income in 2010 B5
98 We have already asked for your current income. In addition, please state what sources of income you received in the past calendar year 2010, 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 2010 and how much this was on average per month. Please answer all the questions on this page and if necessary, the additional questions. 92
99 Additional questions for employed persons B6
127 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 118
100 Did you receive any of the following additional payments from your employer last year (2010)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 93
101 Last year (2010), did you receive money to cover travel expenses or an allowance to cover use of local public transit (e.g. "Jobticket")? If so, please indicate the value thereof: 94
102 Did you receive short-time compensation ("Kurzarbeitergeld") in 2010? If yes, for how many weeks? 95
103 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B7
104 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2010? 96
105 Health and Illness B8
106 How would you describe your current health? 97
107 How many hours of sleep do you average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 98
108 Do you have a health problem that limits you in normal everyday life? 99
109 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you to have one or more of the following illnesses? 100
110 Are you legally classified as handicapped or capable of gainful employment only to a reduced extent due to medical reasons? 101
111 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 102
112 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2010? 103
113 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year? 104
114 Were you sick from work for more than six weeks at one time last year? 105
115 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2012 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 106
116 Now about health insurance. In advance the question: Do exist a claim for benefit and healthcare of members in public service? 107
117 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2009? 108
118 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 109
119 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 110
120 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 111
121 Public health insurance funds can charge additional fees or pay refunds to members. Do you currently pay additional fees or receive refunds? 112
122 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 113
123 What do you pay for that per month? 114
124 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 115
125 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 116
126 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 117
130 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 121
131 Do you belong to a church or religious community? If yes, are you ... 122
132 Are you a member of one of the following organisations or unions? 123
133 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? 124
134 The following list is composed of people who could be important for you in some way. How do you feel about the following? 125
135 Now a question about your circle of friends / acquaintances: Please think of three people outside of your household who are important for you, personally. They can be relatives or non-relatives. Respond for the first, second and third person: 126
136 And now about your close and extended family. Which of the following family members do you have? For each, indicate how many such relatives you have, whether they live in your household, and if not, how far away they reside. 127
137 Attitudes and opinions B9
138 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 128
139 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? 129
140 Which party do you lean towards? 130
141 How concerned are you about the following issues? 131
142 Informal situation and origin B10
143 What is your sex and year of birth: 132
166 Lenght in minutes interview B
144 What is your marital status? 133
145 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 134
146 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? 135
147 What about you — 136
148 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 137
149 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: 138
167 Other notes C
150 In the last 12 months, in you own dwelling 139
151 Do you have German citizenship? 140
152 Do you have a second citizenship in addition to your German? 141
153 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 142
154 What is your citizenship? 143
155 Are you born in Germany? 144
156 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 145
157 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 146
158 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 147
159 In the last year, that is, in 2010, have you personally given payments or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 148
160 In the last year, that is, in 2010, have you personally received payments or financial support from relatives or other people outside this household? 149
161 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. 150
162 Has your family situation changed since December 31.12.2009? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 151
163 Finally, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. 152
164 Implementation of the interview B11
165 How was the interview conducted? A
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