Individual (PAPI) 2013[instrument]

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15 Are you currently using the statutory caregiver leave (Mutterschutz) to care for a relative? 14
16 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 15
0 The questions contained in this questionnaire are for all household members who were born in or before 1995. Your participation is voluntary, but the scientific relevance of this study depends crucially on the participation of every member of every household. We therefore cordially request that you either: – allow our staff member to interview you or – carefully fill out this 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. 2
4 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 3
5 Do you believe that most people ... 4
6 Would you say that people usually ... 5
7 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? 6
8 How often do you ... 7
9 How often do you ... 8
10 Have you ever experienced spontaneous generosity from a stranger? 9
11 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? 10
12 Now some questions about your leisure time. Please indicate how often you take part in each activity: daily, at least once per week, at least once per month, seldom or never? 11
13 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 12
14 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 13
163 People can have many different qualities—some are listed below. You will probably find that some of these descriptions fit you completely and that some do not fit you at all. Others may fit to a certain extent. 151
176 Duration of the interview: C
177 Other notes D
178 Listen-Nr. Interviewer
17 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? 16
18 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 17
19 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 18
20 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 19
21 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 20
22 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 21
23 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? 22
24 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 23
25 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 24
26 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 25
27 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 26
28 Have you received a placement voucher (Vermittlungsgutschein) from the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt), and if so what was the value? 27
29 People work for different reasons. What is the most important reason to you: is it to earn money, or are other reasons important? 28
30 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? 29
54 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? 52
31 How likely is it that one or more of the following occupational changes will take place in your life within the next two years? 30
32 Your current job B2
33 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2011? 31
34 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2011? 32
35 When did you start your current position? 33
36 What type of occupational change was that? 34
37 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 35
38 How did you find out about this job? 36
39 Was the Employment Office involved in finding the job? 37
40 What is your current position/occupation? 38
41 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 39
42 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 40
43 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 41
44 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 42
55 How many people work under your direction? 53
45 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? 43
46 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? 44
47 When did you start working for your current employer? 45
48 What is your current occupational status? 46
49 Do you work for a public sector employer? 47
50 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 48
51 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 49
52 Is it community work? 50
53 Does some or all of your work involve being contracted to provide specific services (Werkverträge)? 51
56 What kind of leadership position do you hold? 54
57 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? 55
58 Is the income that you earn at your current job just, from your point of view? 56
59 How high would your gross income have to be in order to be just? 57
60 How high would your net income have to be in order to be just? 58
61 Do you currently work in your place of residence? 59
62 How often do you commute from your dwelling to your place of work? 60
63 How far (in kilometers) is it from where you live to where you work? 61
64 If you could choose your own working hours, taking into account that your income would change according to the number of hours: How many hours would you want to work? 62
65 How many days do you usually work per week? 63
66 And how many hours do you work on a typical workday? 64
67 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 65
68 And how many hours do you generally work, including any overtime? 66
69 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 67
70 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 68
77 Leaving the question of what is normal for you aside: Did you take time off in lieu of overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 75
71 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? 69
72 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? 70
73 Are you currently taking advantage of one of the legal provisions allowing for partial retirement (Altersteilzeit)? 71
74 Do you work overtime? 72
75 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? 73
76 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 74
78 And did you work overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 76
79 What did you earn from your work last month? Please state both: gross income, which means income before deduction of taxes and social security and net income, which means income after deduction of taxes, social security, unemployment and health insurance. 77
80 Incomes vary in Germany. We would therefore like to ask you where you work: Is it ... 78
81 How likely is it that you will experience the following career changes within the next two years? 79
82 New respondent B3
83 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? 80
84 What type of work is it? 81
85 Do you do part of your work on the basis of contracts for specific services (Werkverträge)? 82
86 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 83
87 How many hours do you work on average on these days? 84
88 What was your gross income for this job last month? 85
89 Which of the following sources of income are you currently receiving? For all the applicable sources, please indicate the amount per month. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. 86
90 How were things last year? B4
91 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2011? 87
92 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 88
93 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 89
126 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2011? 117
94 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 90
95 Have you left a job since December 31, 2011? 91
96 When did you leave your last job? 92
97 How long were you employed at that job? 93
98 How did that job end? 94
99 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 95
100 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 96
101 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2012. 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. I was... 97
102 Income 2012 B5
103 We have already asked about your current income. In addition, please state what sources of income you received in the past calendar year, 2012, 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 2012 and how much this was on average per month. Please answer all the questions on this page and, if necessary, the additional questions. 98
104 Additional questions for employed persons B6
105 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2012)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 99
106 Last year (2012), 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: 100
107 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B7
108 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2012? 101
109 Now some more questions for everyone! B8
110 Do you have pension claims (Anwartschaften) from the statutory pension insurance (gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung)? 102
111 How high are the monthly pension claims that you have accrued so far? In other words, how much would you receive in monthly pension payments according to your current information from the German Pension Insurance? 103
112 Do you have a Riester or Rürup pension plan? 104
113 Are you already receiving a Riester or Rürup pension? 105
127 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year? 118
114 Did you make payments into your pension plan in 2012? If so, for how many months and how much per month? 106
115 Aside from your statutory pension, do you also have a supplementary company pension plan or a supplementary pension plan for public employees (such as bAV, VBL)? 107
116 What type of supplementary company pension plan or supplementary pension plan for public employees do you have? 108
117 How high are the claims you have accrued so far to company pensions? 109
118 Health and Illness B10
119 How would you describe your current health? 110
120 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 111
121 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you to have one or more of the following illnesses? 112
122 Do you have a health problem that limits you in normal everyday life? 113
123 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 114
124 Are you receiving a pension for partial or full reduction in earning capacity? 115
125 Have you gone to a doctor within the last three months? If yes, please state how often. 116
152 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: 141intro
128 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 119
129 How many days were you unable to work in 2012 due to illness? 120
130 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2012 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 121
131 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2011? 122
132 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 123
133 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 124
134 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 125
135 Public health insurance funds can charge additional fees or pay refunds to members. Do you currently pay additional fees or receive refunds? 126
136 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 127
137 What do you pay for that per month? 128
138 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 129
139 Attitudes and opinions B11
140 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 130
141 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? 131
142 Which party do you lean toward? 132
143 How concerned are you about the following issues? 133
144 Informal situation and origin B12
145 Your sex, birth month, and birth year 134
153 In the last 12 months,... 141
146 What is your marital status? 135
147 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 136
148 Do you or did you have any siblings? 137
149 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? 138
150 What about you — 139
151 What language do you speak here in Germany ... 140
154 In the last 12 months,... 142
155 Do you have German citizenship? 143
156 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 144
157 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 145
158 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 146
159 What is your country of citizenship? 147
160 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 148
161 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 149
162 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 150
164 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? 152
165 Would you describe yourself as an impatient or a patient person in general? 153
166 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 154
167 How would you describe yourself: Do you generally think things over for a long time before acting – in other words, are you not impulsive at all? Or do you generally act without thinking things over for long, in other words, are you very impulsive? 155
175 How was the interview conducted? B
168 In the last year, that is, in 2012, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 156
169 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2011? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 157
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? 158
171 When you think about how your personal living conditions have changed over the last 10 years (since about 2003), which of these pictures would represent that development best? 159
172 How do you think your life will go in the next 5 years, from today until 2018? Which of the pictures would represent that development best? 160
173 Realisation of the interview B13
174 Whats' the date today? A
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