Individual (M1/M2, Follow-up) 2016[instrument]


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49 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? 44
50 How many months did this break in employment last? 45
75 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 70
76 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 71
83 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 78
84 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 79
85 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 80
186 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with the overall development of the standard of living in Germany over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 174
163 And now about your close and extended family: Which and how many of the following relatives do you have? Please also state where they live. 153
164 Informal situation and origin B9
174 What is your country of citizenship? 162
152 Attitudes and opinions B8
61 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 56
38 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 34
5 Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any if the following problems? 3
7 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 5
9 How often do you ... 7
10 Do you use online banking? 8
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? 15
18 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 16
19 How were things last year? B2
60 Do you work for a public sector employer? 55
37 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 33
39 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? 35
41 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 37
54 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 49
59 What is your current occupational status? 54
66 Does an employee's council exist at your place of work? 61
67 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 62
74 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 69
71 The following statement describe possible situations relating to your work, your job, and your employer. Please indicate to what degree you agree with the following statements. 66
106 Which of the following sources of income did you receive in the past calendar year, 2015? For each of the income sources that apply, please state how many months of 2015 you received the income and what the average monthly income amount was. 100
95 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 90
96 Now some more questions for everyone! B4
107 Additional questions for employed persons B5
97 Which of the following tax brackets did you fall into in the year 2015? 91
98 Did you any additional work falling into tax bracket VI in 2015? 92
100 What type of work is it? 94
108 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2015)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 101
116 And what about other demanding everyday activities, such as when youhave to lift something heavy or do something requiring physical mobility: Does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 107
118 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 109
119 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 110
126 How often do you eat meat, fish, or poultry? 117
127 Do you follow a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet? 118
128 How tall are you? In cm 119
136 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 127
137 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 128
138 What do you pay for that per month? 129
143 Sometimes doctors suggest medical tests or treatments that patients have to pay for themselves because the services are not covered by their health insurance. Sometimes patients also request these "individual health services" (Individuelle Gesundheitsleistungen, orIGeL) Themselves. Such services may include ultrasounds, blood tests, glaucoma and cancer screenings, and many others. In the last year - that is - in 2015 - did you utilize any "individual health services"? 134
144 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 135
161 The following list is composed of people who could be important for you in some way. How do you feel about the following? 151
153 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 143
156 And to what extent? 146
160 Which of the following activities relating to refugee issues have you engaged in since last year and which do you plan to (also) engage in the future? 150
166 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 154a
167 Does your partner live with you in this household? 155
168 What is the name of your (marital) partner? 156
170 Do you have German citizenship? 158
175 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 163
176 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 164
181 In the last year, that is, in 2015, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 169
183 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your personal living situation over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 171
184 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your personal income over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 172
185 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your health over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 173
191 Here we have an example for a solution: <row of signs> <row of numbers> <task row of signs> <solution row of numbers> 178B
195 The 90 seconds are expired. 178F
196 Short questionnaire 2015 intro1
198 Implementation of the interview intro18
199 Whats' the date today? A
114 How would you describe your current health? 105
173 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 161
171 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 159
204 Other notes H
102 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 96
26 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2015? 23
64 Is your own performance regularly assessed by a superior as part of an agreed procedure? 59
113 Health and Illness B7
129 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 120
62 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 57
63 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 58
0 The questions contains in this questionnaire are for all household members who were born in or before 1998. 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 Please enter according to address protocol. 0
2 Your current life situation B1
3 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 1
4 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
6 Do you feel that what you are doing in your life is valuable and useful? 4
8 Different things are important to different people, How important are the following things to you? Very important, important, less important or quite unimportant? 6
57 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 52
11 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 9
12 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 10
13 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 11
14 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 12
15 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 13
16 Experts understand “working in the black economy” as work for another person under the mutual agree­ment that none or only part of the income will be declared for tax purposes, even though it should be. Has anyone you know worked in the black economy in 2014 to your knowledge? 14
20 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2014? 17
21 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 18
22 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 19
23 Is this degree / certificate / diploma recognized in Germany? 20
24 Degree: 21
25 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2015? 22
27 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 24
28 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 24a
29 Have you left a job since December 31, 2014? 25
30 When did you leave your last job? 26
31 How long were you employed at that job? 27
32 How did that job end? 28
33 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 29
34 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 30
58 When did you start working for your current employer? 53
35 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 31
36 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 32
40 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 36
42 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 38
43 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 39
44 Your current job B3
45 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2014? 40
46 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2014? 41
47 When did you start your current position? 42
48 What type of occupational change was that? 43
51 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 46
52 How did you find out about this job? 47
53 What is your current position/occupation? 48
55 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 50
56 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 51
65 Does this performance assessment influence ... 60
68 There are very different working arrangements nowadays. Which of the following applies to your work best? 63
69 Belong to your working time special forms such as standby service, call service or work on call? 64
70 What is your employer's postcode (at the specific location where you work)? 65
72 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? 67
130 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 121
73 How many days do you usually work per week? 68
77 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 72
78 Are you entitled to paid breaks? 73
79 How many minutes of paid breaks are you entitled to per working day? 74
80 How many minutes of that do you usually use? 75
81 Do you work overtime? 76
82 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? 77
86 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, and unemployment and health insurance. 81
87 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 82
88 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 83
89 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 84
90 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 85
91 What is the gross monthly value calculated for your use of a company vehicle as a non-monetary benefit included in your total compensation package? 86
92 Were you employed in the last year - in other words, in 2015? 87
93 The following question deals with your labor intensity. Labor intensity is usually defined in terms of piece work requirements or target agreements—for example, sales targets or quality targets. But even without any such requirements, it is still possible to measure how much you achieve on a regular working day. 88
94 Sometimes there are changes in the tools and technologies of the workplace - for example, when new technologies, devices, or working or production processes are introduced. What about you? Have there been any changes of this kind in your job in 2015? 89
99 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? 93
101 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 95
103 What was your gross income for this job last month? 97
104 And how many part-time jobs do you have at the moment? 98
105 Which of the following sources of income did you personally receive in the last month? For all applicable income sources, please state the total gross amount in the last month. 99
109 Last year (2014), 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: 102
110 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B6
111 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 103
112 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2015. 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. 104
115 When you have to climb several flights of stairs on foot, does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 106
117 During the last four weeks, how often did you: 108
120 What type of disability do you have? 111
121 Do you currently smoke, whether cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars? 112
122 How many cigarettes, pipes or cigars do you smoke per day? 113
123 Do you smoke e-cigarettes? 114
124 How often do you drink alcohol? 115
125 When you drink alcohol, how many drinks do you consume in a day? Please calculate based on the following example. 116
131 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 122
132 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2015? 123
133 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year, i.e. 2014? 124
134 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 125
135 How many days were you unable to work in 2015 due to illness? 126
139 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2010? 130
140 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 131
151 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 142
141 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 132
142 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 133
145 What do you pay for that per month? 136
146 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 137
147 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 138
148 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 139
149 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 140
150 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 141
154 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? 144
155 Which party do you lean toward? 145
157 You can't have everything at once - and that applies to politics, too. In the following, we will state four possible goals that politicians might pursue. If you had to choose, which of these goals would be most important? Please rank them in order of importance staring with the first? 147
158 How concerned are you about the following issues? 148
159 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 149
162 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: 152
182 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2014? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 170
165 What is your family status? 154
169 In the context of relationships, the question of sexual orientation arises. Would you describe yourself as…? 157
172 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 160
177 How long were you there in total? 165
178 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 166
179 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 167
180 To what extent do you feel German? 168
187 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? 175
188 Have you completed vocational training or university studies in another country than Germany? 176
189 CAMCES 177
190 We have prepared a little test for you, which is called “Signs and numbers”. This exercise you can practice before. Please consider this row 178A
192 Bitte zeigen Sie der Befragungsperson, wie die Zahleneingabe mit den Tasten von 1 bis 9 funktioniert und wie man mit der Entertaste zur nächsten Seite kommt. 178C
193 What number belongs to that sign? Sign: Number: 178D
194 Thank you, that was an example. Now the real task follows. You have 1 1/2 minutes. Can we start? 178E
197 This is the end of the individual questionnaire. Thank you for the interview! But we do have one last request. It is increasingly important for scientific research to have information about people's employment histories and to consider this data in statistical analyses. To this end, we would like to link the survey data from this interview with the social insurance data from the Institute for Employment Resarch (IAB). This is only possible under German data protection law with your express permission. Of course, the decision is entirely up to you. Please take a moment to read the form. 179
200 How was the survey implemented? B
201 Duration of the interview: C
202 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? D
203 Did you use a translation during the survey? E
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Name: soep-core-2016-p-m12

Label: Individual (M1/M2, Follow-up) 2016


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