Individual 2012[instrument]

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0 The questions contained in this questionnaire are for the individual members of the household. Your cooperation is voluntary. The scientific validity of this survey, however, depends on the cooperation of every member of everey household. Therefore, we ask that: - You allow our representative to carry out this interview; or - You carefully fill out the questionnaire yourself. Intro
1 Your current life situation B1
2 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 1
3 I will now read off a number of feelings. For each one, please state how often you experienced this feeling in the last four weeks. How often have you felt … 2
4 Different things are important to different people. How important are the following things to you? 3
5 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 4
78 When did you leave your last job? 74
79 How long were you employed at that job? 75
80 How did that job end? 76
81 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 77
82 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 78
83 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2011. We have provided a kind 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. 79
84 Income 2011 B5
85 We have already asked about your current income. In addition, please state what sources of income you received in the past calendar year, 2011, independent of whether the income was received all year or only in certain months. Look over the list of income sources and mark all that apply. For all sources that apply, please indicate how many months you received this income in 2011 and how much this was on average per month. 80
86 Additional questions for employed persons B6
87 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2011)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 81
88 Last year (2011), did you receive money to cover travel expenses or an allowance to cover use of local public transit (e.g., a Jobticket)? If so, please indicate the value thereof: 82
89 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B7
90 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2011? 83
91 The German social security system is split into different branches such as health care, unemployment insurance, pension insurance, and long-term care insurance. The system is designed to provide for people in need, illness, and old age. How would you evaluate your financial security in the following situations? 84
67 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 64
68 How many hours do you work on average on these days? 65
69 How many months a year do you work at this side job? 66
70 What was your gross income for this job last month? 67
71 Which of the following sources of income are you currently receiving? 68
72 How were things last year? B4
73 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2010? 69
74 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 70
75 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 71
76 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 72
77 Have you left a job since December 31, 2010? 73
138 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 122
139 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 123
140 Attitudes and opinions B9
141 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 124
142 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? 125
143 Which party do you lean toward? 126
144 How concerned are you about the following issues? 127
145 Informal situation and origin B10
22 Your current job B2
6 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 5
7 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 6
8 Are you currently using the statutory caregiver leave (Mutterschutz) to care for a relative? 7
9 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 8
10 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? 9
11 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 10
12 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 11
13 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 12
14 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 13
15 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 14
16 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? 15
17 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 16
18 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 17
19 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 18
20 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 19
21 Have you received a placement voucher (Vermittlungsgutschein) from the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt), and if so what was the value? 20
23 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2010? 21
24 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2010? 22
25 When did you start your current position? 23
26 What type of occupational change was that? 24
27 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 25
28 How did you find out about this job? 26
29 Was the Employment Office involved in finding the job? 27
52 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 50
30 What is your current position/occupation? 28
31 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 29
32 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 30
33 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 31
34 Do you work for a public sector employer? 32
35 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 33
36 When did you start working for your current employer? 34
37 Approximately how many people does the company as a whole employ? And approximately how many employees work in the same local franchise / branch office as you? 35
38 How was it in the previous twelve months in the company where you currently work: 36
39 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 37
40 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 38
41 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 39
42 What is your current occupational status? 40
43 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? 41
53 And how many hours do you generally work, including any overtime? 51
44 Incomes vary in Germany. We would therefore like to ask you where you work: 42
45 Do you currently work in your place of residence? 43
46 How often do you commute from your dwelling to your place of work? 44
47 How far (in kilometers) is it from where you live to where you work? 45
48 If you could choose your own working hours, taking into account that your income would change according to the number of hours: 46
49 How many days do you usually work per week? 47
50 And how many hours do you work on a typical workday? 48
51 At what time do you generally start work? 49
54 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 52
55 Is this part-time employment provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (under the Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 53
56 Are you currently taking advantage of one of the legal provisions allowing for partial retirement (Altersteilzeit)? 54
57 Do you work overtime? 55
58 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? 56
59 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 57
60 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 58
61 What did you earn from your work last month? 59
62 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 60
63 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 61
64 Now some more questions for everyone! B3
65 Sometimes people have a side job alongside their main job or their activities as homemaker or student, or work beyond retirement. 62
66 What type of work is it? 63
92 Do you think the social security contributions or premiums that you pay are – 85
93 What would you personally consider the minimum net household income you would need in your current living situation? 86
94 Are you already retired or a pensioner? 87
95 Do you have a Riester or Rürup pension plan? 88
96 How well are you able to, or would you be able to, cover your living costs in old age solely with the statutory retirement or pension? 89
97 The following questions are about "Your personal assets and liabilities". Asset accumulation is an important topic of discussion throughout all strata of society at present, especially with regard to provisions for old age. We are therefore trying to gain an accurate picture of asset accumulation in the population of Germany. You are invited to take part in this project. We would like to work with you to create your personal "assets and liabilities statement," which may also help you get a better picture of your financial situation. You can be absolutely sure that your details will be handled with confidentiality and will only be used for research purposes 90
122 What about hospital stays in the last year — 106
98 Are you personally the owner of the house or apartment in which you live? 90A
99 Apart from the home you live in, do you own any other homes or land? 90B
100 Do you personally have a building loan agreement (Bausparvertrag)? 90C
101 Do you own financial assets in the form of a savings account, bonds (Sparbrief / Pfandbrief), shares, or investments? 90D
102 Do you have a life insurance policy or private retirement plan (including Riester or Rürup pensions), with contributions paid either by you or by your employer? 90E
123 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year? 107
103 Are you the owner of a commercial enterprise, i.e., a company, a shop, an office, a practice, or farm, or are you co-owner of one of these types of enterprises? 90F
104 Do you own any tangible assets in the form of gold, jewelry, coins, or valuable collections? 90G
105 Leaving aside any mortgages on homes and property or building loans: Do you currently owe money on loans that were granted to you personally by a bank, other institution, or individual for which you personally are liable? 90H
106 Health and Illness B8
107 How would you describe your current health? 91
108 When you have to climb several flights of stairs on foot: 92
109 And what about other demanding everyday activities, such as when youhave to lift something heavy or do something requiring physical mobility: 93
110 During the last four weeks, 94
111 Have you ever smoked? 95
112 How old were you when you first began to smoke regularly? 96
113 Do you currently smoke, whether cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars? 97
114 How much attention do you pay to maintaining a healthy diet? 98
137 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 121
115 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal day during the working week? 99
116 How tall are you? In cm 100
117 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 101
118 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 102
119 Do you have a health problem that limits you in normal everyday life? 103
120 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 104
121 Have you gone to see a doctor within the last three months? If yes, please state how often. 105
124 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 108
125 How many days were you unable to work in 2011 due to illness? 109
126 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: 110
127 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2010? 111
128 What kind of health insurance do you have: 112
129 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 113
130 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 114
131 Public health insurance funds can charge additional fees or pay refunds to members. Do you currently pay additional fees or receive refunds? 115
132 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 116
133 What do you pay for that per month? 117
134 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 118
135 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 119
136 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 120
146 Your sex, birth month, and birth year 128
147 What is your marital status? 129
148 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 130
149 How do you and your partner (or spouse) decide 131
150 Who has the last word in your relationship / marriage when making important financial decisions? 132
158 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 140
151 What city or town were you born in? 133
152 Is your place of birth within the current borders of Germany? 134
153 What country were you born in? 135
154 Since moving to Germany have you visited your country of origin? 136
155 How long were you there in the last two years? 137
156 Sometimes when people have lived in Germany for a long time and visit their (former) home country, things have changed. 138
157 Do you have German citizenship? 139
174 Other notes D
159 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 141
160 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 142
161 What is your country of citizenship? 143
162 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 144
163 When we use the term "country of origin" below, we are referring to the country where you were born if you immigrated to Germany, as well as to the country where your parents or grandparents were born if you are the child or grandchild of immigrants to Germany. 145
164 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 146
165 To what extent do you feel German? 147
175 Interviewer Interviewer
166 Are you generally a person 148
167 In the last year, that is, in 2011, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 149
168 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2010? 150
169 Finally, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. 151
170 Realisation of the interview B11
171 What date is today? A
172 How was the interview conducted? B
173 Duration of the interview: C
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