Household (M3/M4) 2017 [instrument]

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0 The first questions are about your household. When we ask questions about your household or persons in your household, this could mean you alone if you live alone in an apartment or an accommodation unit. However it can also mean the other people living there who together make up a household. As rule these are family members living together. h1v
1 In what type of accommodation does the interviewee live? h1
2 Are there further apartments in this building in which refugees live? h2
3 To answer this questionnaire, the study Life in Germany, it is important to clarify whether there has been a change in the housing situation since the last survey of the household or if everything stayed the same. The following question is about the household composition, so whether it is same people in the same apartment. hy2_1v
4 What apply to the housing situation of the household since the last questionnaire for this study? hy2_1
5 When was this change to move to a new home or the move one or more participants of this study? hy2_2
6 Is the dwelling, that you live in, our first private dwelling in Germany? hx26_1
7 What were the most important reasons that led to this change, that is, to your move to a new home or out of an existing household? hy26_1
8 In which town in Germany have you have your first private dwelling? If there is more than one town with the same name, please also state the name of the nearest city. hx26_2
9 In which federal state is this location? hx26_3
10 When did you move to your first private dwelling in Germany? hx26_4
11 What was your main reason for choosing this town as your first home in Germany? hy26_5
12 How often have you been moved since the last questionnaire? hy26_6
13 Now about actually dwelling hy4v
14 Did you move into an existing household or did you establish a new household? h4
15 How did you find this apartment? h5
16 How would you describe your neighborhood? hy5_1
17 What kind of building do you live in? hy5_2
18 Was this apartment fully furnished by you or was it already partly or fully furnished before you moved in? h18
19 Has the size of your dwelling changed within the last year, e.g., due to remodeling or changes in usage? hy6
20 How large is the total living space in this flat? h6
21 And how many rooms are in the apartment? h7
22 How do you rate the size of the apartment overall? For your household is it… h8
23 Now there are a few questions about how your apartment is furnished. h9v
24 Is your apartment suitably furnished for elderly or disabled persons? h9
25 Does your apartment have underfloor heating (full or partial)? h10
26 Does your apartment have a balcony or a terrace? h11
27 Does your apartment have its own garden or use of a garden? h12
28 Does your apartment have an alarm system? h13
29 Does your apartment have central heating or a heating system covering one floor? h14
30 Does your apartment have a lift in the building? h15
31 Does your apartment have a cellar/storerooms? h16
32 Does your apartment have a garage/parking space? h17
33 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? h19
34 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? h20
35 Are there one or more mobile phones in your household which are also used? hx21
36 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? hx22
37 Does your household have an internet connection? h23
38 How many members of the household use this internet connection? h24
39 The next questions deal with the costs of living in your dwelling. First the question: Are you the main tenant, subletter, or owner? hy24_1
40 Is it a social housing with residence permit? hy24_2
41 Is the dwelling being provided to you at reduced rent by the owner, for example, your employer or a relative, or in exchange for building maintenance / janitorial work hy24_3
42 Who is the owner of the dwelling? hy24_4
43 Do you or does another member of the household pay the rent or is it paid directly by a state agency? h25
44 How much is the monthly rent at present? h26
45 To answer this questionnaire, the study Life in Germany, it is important to clarify whether there has been a change in the housing situation since the last survey of the household or if everything stayed the same. The following question is about the household composition, so whether it is same people in the same apartment. hy27v
46 What apply to the housing situation of the household since the last questionnaire for this study? hy27
47 What kind of shared accommodation is it? h27
48 When did you move into this shared accommodation? h28
49 What were the most important reasons that led to this change, that is, to your move to a new home or out of an existing household? hy28_1
50 How often have you been moved since the last questionnaire? hy28_2
51 Is there a self-contained unit available for you personally or your family? h29
52 How many people in total share your unit? h30
53 Approximately how large is the living area of this unit in total? h31
54 Did you fully furnish this unit yourself or was it already partially or fully furnished before you moved in? h32
55 Do you or other persons in your household own at least one mobile phone? hx33
56 Does your accommodation have an internet connection (including WLAN) which you can use? h34
57 Do you or does another member of the household pay rent for your accommodation? h35
58 How much is the monthly rent at present? h36
59 What about crime? How safe is it in your accommodation? h37
60 And what about crime? How safe is your neighborhood? h38
61 Are you allowed because of legal regulations / restrictions currently only in a certain place or a particular federal state or can you choose your place of residence yourself? hx38
62 How satisfied are you with the choice of location or the federal state you have been assigned? hy38_1
63 How important is it for you to choose the housing place? hy38_2
64 How likely it is, that you move to another town as soon as you can decide freely? hy38_3
65 Are you looking for an apartment right now? hy38_4
66 Which of the following methods and services have you used to look for a dwelling? hy38_5
67 No details hy38_6
68 We would now like to know whether you or another member of the household is currently receiving any one the following state benefits. h39v
69 Are you or another member of the household currently receiving benefits after that? Asylum Seekers Benefit Act (AsylbLG) or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy39
70 How many months do you, or your household, have in the last calendar year benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG) hy40_1
71 What is the amount currently received per month by you or your household under the Asylum Seeker's Benefit Act (AsylbLG)? hy40_2
72 What is the amount you, or your household, according to the Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG) currently received per month? hy40_3
73 Are you or another household member currently receiving child benefit or receiving this benefit? last calendar year? hy41
74 How many months did you, or your household, receive child benefit in the last calendar year? hy42_1
75 How many child benefit have you or your household received in the last calendar year averagely per month? hy42_2
76 Are you or is another member of the household receiving child benefit supplements (benefit for low-wage earners applied for in addition to the child benefit)? hy42_3
77 How many months have you or your household in the last calendar year Child benefit supplement received? hy42_4
78 How much child allowance do you or your household have in the last calendar year? average per month received? hy42_5
79 Did you or one of the members of your family receive any of the following benefits last year? hy42_6
80 How many months have you or your household in the last calendar year Receive benefits from the education package? hy42_7
81 What was the amount of the benefit from the education package you, or your household, in the last calendar year, averaged per month? hy42_8
82 How much child benefit are you or your household currently receiving per month? hy42_9
83 For how many children are you or is your household receiving child benefit? hy42_10
84 Are you or is another member of the household receiving child benefit supplements (benefit for low-wage earners applied for in addition to the child benefit)? hy42_11
85 How much child benefit supplement are you or is your household currently receiving per month? hy42_12
86 Did you or one of the members of your family receive any of the following benefits last year? hy42_13
87 What is the current amount of education package for your household per month? hy42_14
88 Are you or another household member currently receiving Unemployment Benefit II (Hartz IV) Social money and accommodation costs or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy48
89 How many months do you, or your household, have in the last calendar year Unemployment Benefit II (Hartz IV) including social benefits and accommodation costs received? hy48_1
90 What was the amount of unemployment benefit II (Hartz IV) including social benefits and Accommodation costs you, or your household, in the last calendar year on average per Have received month? hy48_2
91 How much unemployment benefit II (Hartz IV) are you or is your household currently receiving per month? hy49
92 Are you or another household member currently receiving long-term care benefits or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy50
93 How many months did you, or your household, receive care insurance benefits in the last calendar year? hy50_1
94 What is the amount currently received per month by you or your household under the Asylum Seeker's Benefit Act (AsylbLG)? hy50_2
95 How much are you or is your household currently receiving per month from the nursing care insurance? hy51
96 Currently, or another household member, get ongoing help / living help in special situations or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy52
97 How many months have you or your household received in then last calendar year hy52_1
98 Are you or is another household member receiving regular subsistence allowance/assistance in special situations? hy52_2
99 Are you or is another household member receiving regular subsistence allowance/assistance in special situations? hy53
100 Currently, or another household member, get basic protection in old age and at Reduced earning capacity or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy54
101 How many months do you, or your household, have basic security in the last calendar year? Age and reduced earning capacity? hy54_1
102 Are you or is another household member receiving regular subsistence allowance/assistance in special situations? hy54_2
103 How much basic subsistence income for the elderly and for those with reduced earning capacity are you is or your household currently receiving per month? hy55
104 Are you or another member of the household currently receiving housing allowances (rent and load subsidy)? or did you receive this benefit in the last calendar year? hy56
105 How many months do you, or your household, have in the last calendar year Housing benefit (rent and load subsidy) received? hy56_1
106 How much are you or another household member receiving currently in the last calendar year per month is housing allowance (Rent and Expenses benefit)? hy56_2
107 How much housing benefit (rent or charge subsidy) are you or is your household currently receiving per month? hy57
108 Taking all income together, how much is the current monthly net household income of all members of the household? hx58
109 Are you or is someone in your household currently paying back loans and interest on loans that you took out for large purchases or other expenditures? hy58_1
110 How much do you pay per month on these loans? hy58_2
111 In the last month, were the amounts of your household's income and expenses the same, or was income higher than expenses or were expenses higher than income? h59
112 How much were you or your household able to save last month? h60
113 How much was the shortfall during the past month? h61
114 How did you or household make up for the shortfall? h62
115 Do you or does another person in your household have a bank account? hx63
116 Since when have you or has another person in your household had a bank account in Germany? h64
117 To what extent do you or does your household cover your requirements for food and other items of everyday use through contributions in kind received from other people? h65
118 To what extent do you or does your household use coupons to obtain food and other items of everyday use? h66
119 Which of the following points apply to your household? h68v
120 There are one or more cars in the household. hy68_1
121 The household has financial reserves for emergencies. hy68
122 I/we go away on vacation at least one week a year hy68_2
123 Friends are invited for a meal at least once per month. hy69
124 A hot meal with meat, fish or poultry is eaten at least every two days. hy70
125 At least once per month a leisure activity is pursued, such as going to the cinema, a concert, sporting event or similar. hy71
126 Worn-out furniture is renewed, even if it is still functional. hy72
127 Worn-out clothing is replaced with new clothing. hy73
128 During the cold months the apartment is always warmly heated. hy74
129 Everyone in the household has a small sum available for personal use each week. hy75
130 Everyone in the household owns at least two pairs of outdoor shoes in the right size (including an all-weather pair) hy76
131 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness, or medical treatment? hy77
132 How many people in need of care are there in your household? hy78
133 Which person in household is this? hy79
134 For which of the following activities did the person needed assistance in? hy80
135 Do you speak German or another language in your household? hy81
136 Which language do you speak mainly in your household? hy82
137 Many thanks for taking part in this interview. To conclude the interview properly, the interviewer must now answer a few questions. These questions are designed to help us understand the information in the interview better. And we shall also use them to establish whether, in certain areas, we can do anything even better in future surveys. l1v
138 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? i1
139 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? i2
140 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? i3
141 How often did you use the audio files in this interview? i4
142 How helpful were the audio files in this interview? i5
143 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? i6
144 What language did the interpreter translate into? i7
145 Approximately how old is the interpreter? i8
146 Is the interpreter male or female? i9
147 What language did the other person translate into? i10
148 Approximately how old is the other person? i11
149 Is the other person male or female? i12
150 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? i13
151 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? i14
152 Aside from linguistic difficulties or the presence of other people, other things can have an effect on an interview. Examples include questions dealing with sensitive issues, questions that do not reflect respondents’ life realities, or a respondent’s general lack of trust in the confidentiality of their answers. How closely do you as an interviewer think the responses given in this interview reflect reality? i15
153 Is there any other important information that you would like to add about this interview? i16
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Name: soep-core-2017-hh-m34

Label: Household (M3/M4) 2017


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