Individual (M1/M2, Follow-up) 2017 [instrument]

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0 The questions contains in this questionnaire are for all household members who were born in or before 1999. 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
5 Do you feel that what you are doing in your life is valuable and useful? 3
6 Imagine that you are unexpectedly given 10,000 euros. How would you use this money? How much would you save how much to give and how much to spend? You can split the amount or use it for one purpose only 4
7 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 5
8 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? 6
9 How often do you ... 7
10 What would you say: Do the following sentences apply to you? 7a
11 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. 8
12 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? 9
13 Which of the following activities do you take part in during your free time? Please check off how often you do each activity: at least once a week, at least once a month, less often, never. 10
14 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 11
15 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 12
16 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 13
17 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 14
18 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
19 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 16
20 How were things last year? b2
21 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2015? 17
22 When did you finish school, vocational training or university/higher education? 18
23 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 19
24 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 20
25 Is this degree / certificate / diploma recognized in Germany? 21
26 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 22
27 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2016? 23
28 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2016? 24
29 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 25
30 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 26
31 Have you left a job since December 31, 2015? 27
32 When did you leave your last job? 28
33 How long were you employed at that job? 29
34 How did that job end? 30
35 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 31
36 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 32
37 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 33
38 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 34
39 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 35
40 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 36
41 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? 37
42 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 38
43 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 39
44 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 40
45 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 41
46 People work for different reasons. What is the most important reason to you: is it to earn money, or are other reasons important? 42
47 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? 43
48 Your current job b3
49 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? 44
50 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? 45
51 When did you start your current position? 46
52 What type of occupational change was that? 47
53 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? 48
54 How many months did this break in employment last? 49
55 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 50
56 How did you find out about this job? 51
57 What is your current position/occupation? 52
58 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 53
59 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 54
60 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 55
61 When did you start working for your current employer? 56
62 What is your current occupational status? 57
63 Do you work for a public sector employer? 58
64 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 59
65 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 60
66 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 61
67 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 62
68 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? 63
69 How many people work under your direction? 64
70 What kind of leadership position do you hold? Are you … 65
71 If you were thinking of your present gross earnings, would you say that it is fair, unfairly too high, or unfairly low in relation to your job? 66
72 How high would your gross income have to be in order to be just? 67
73 If you think about your present net earnings, would you say that it is fair, unfairly overpriced or unfairly low in relation to your job? 68
74 How high would your net income have to be in order to be just? 69
75 Is your agreed gross hourly wage below 10 euros or 10 euros and above? 70
76 How high is your agreed gross hourly wage? 71
77 There are very different working arrangements nowadays. Which of the following applies to your work best? 72
78 Belong to your working time special forms such as standby service, call service or work on call? 73
79 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? 74
80 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? 75
81 At what time do you generally start work? 76
82 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? 77
83 How many days do you usually work per week? 78
84 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 79
85 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 80
86 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 81
87 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 82
88 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 83
89 Are you entitled to paid breaks? 84
90 How many minutes of paid breaks are you entitled to per working day? 85
91 How many minutes of that do you usually use? 86
92 Do you have a second dwelling where you stay during your work week? 87
93 How far (in kilometers) is your place of work, or this second dwelling that is near your work, from your main dwelling? 88
94 How often do you commute from your main dwelling to your place of work or to your second dwelling that is near your work? 89
95 How far do you travel to work on a normal workday? 90
96 And how much time do you usually spend commuting to work on a normal workday? 91
97 Do you work overtime? 92
98 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? 93
99 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 94
100 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 95
101 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 96
102 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. 97
103 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 98
104 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 99
105 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 100
106 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 101
107 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? 102
108 Were you employed in the last year - in other words, in 2016? 103
109 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. 104
110 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 2016? 105
111 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 106
112 In addition to the main activity one can still carry out secondary activities or volunteer activities. Do you practice one or more secondary or voluntary activities? 107
113 How many secondary jobs, including voluntary work, do you currently practice in total? 108
114 What kind of sideline / volunteer work is this? 109
115 What is your current occupational status? 110
116 Is this a volunteer activity? 111
117 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450 / 850-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? 112
118 Do you provide for this mini job, the voluntary contribution to pension insurance? 113
119 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 114
120 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 115
121 What was your gross income for this job last month? 116
122 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. 117
123 Which of the following sources of income did you receive in the past calendar year, 2016? For each of the income sources that apply, please state how many months of 2016 you received the income and what the average monthly income amount was. 118
124 Additional questions for employed persons b5
125 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2014)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 119
126 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: 120
127 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners b6
128 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 121
129 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2016. 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. 122
130 Your personal balance sheet b7
131 Wealth creation in all strata of the population is an important issue today, especially with regard to future pensions. That is why we try to obtain a reliable picture of the wealth situation of the Germans. We would like to invite you and ask you to participate in this project. To do this, we would like to work with you to create a personal "balance sheet" that also helps you gain an overview. You can be absolutely sure that your information will be kept confidential and will only be used for scientific evaluation. vintro
132 Are you personally the owner of the house that you own or the apartment in which you live? 123
133 What is the current market value of your home ownership, i. Apartment or house including land? The market value is the price you would earn on a sale. 124
134 Is your house or apartment still burdened with loans? 125
135 In order to estimate the value of your homeownership, you must also take into account the amount of the loan that still has to be paid, that is, the residual debt (excluding interest). What is the amount? 126
136 Are you the sole owner of the house or apartment or are you a co-owner (for example with a spouse)? 127
137 With what percentage do you share proportionally as a co-owner? 128
138 Apart from the home you live in, do you own any other homes or land? 129
139 What kind of real estate is this? Please also indicate how many properties you own and where they are located. 130
140 How high do you estimate today's total market value of these properties (without the owner-occupied property)? The market value is the price you would earn on a sale. 131
141 Are you the sole owner of the house or apartment or are you a co-owner (for example with a spouse)? 132
142 With how many percentage are you totally involved in property values? 133
143 Is your real estate - without owner-occupied housing - wholly or partially encumbered with loans? 134
144 In order to estimate the value of your homeownership, you must also take into account the amount of the loan that still has to be paid, that is, the residual debt (excluding interest). What is the amount? 135
145 Do you personally have a building loan agreement (Bausparvertrag)? 136
146 How high is your actually building society deposits including interest /benefits 137
147 Do you own financial assets in the form of a savings account, bonds (Sparbrief / Pfandbrief), shares, or investments? 138
148 Value: How high do you estimate the value of your investments a total of? 139
149 Are these financial assets in your name or do you share them through joint accounts, Sole owner i.e., with your spouse? 140
150 With how much percentage are you totally involved in financial investment? 141
151 Do you have a life insurance or a private pension insurance that you completed or your employer has completed for you? 142
152 How high is your actually repurchase value / contract credit of this insurance contract part? 143
153 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? 144
154 Your personal ownership: Are you sole entrepreneur in this business, or involved entrepreneur, e.g. to GBR, GmbH or KG? 145
155 Where is the current asset of your business or investment? The asset is the pre-tax price that you could realize when selling the business or your investment, taking into account any existing credit burdens. 146
156 Do you have personally more than one vehicle for example car, motorcycle, camper or private van? 147
157 What is the market value of your motor vehicle or your entire motor vehicle, ie the amount that you can achieve in a sale? 148
158 Do you personally have any significant assets in the form of Gold, jewelry, coins or valuable collections? 149
159 Value: Suppose you could sell these assets: How high do you estimate the total value? 150
160 Apart from mortgages for home and real estate or construction loans: Do you have time still debts from loans you personally at a bank, other institution or a private individual and for whom you have private liability? 151
161 What are the residual debts that you still have to repay from these loans? 152
162 Do you currently have debts from loans to finance a training / BAföG? 153
163 What are the residual debts that you still have to repay from these loans? 154
164 Do you have received personally inheritance or bigger donations in the last 15 years? We mean override of own house or property, bonds, investments, asset or bigger amount. 155
165 Please answer the questions for inheritance or donation a) to d). 156
166 In which month did you left your job? 156a
167 It's about 156b
168 Which kind of asset is it? 156c
169 What was the value of this inheritance or donation at the time? 156d
170 In the last year, that is, in 2016, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 157
171 Health and Illness b8
172 How would you describe your current health? 158
173 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 159
174 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you to have one or more of the following illnesses? 160
175 Are you restricted in normal everyday activities by a health problem ? 161
176 Have you had this impairment for longer than six months? 162
177 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 163
178 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 164
179 What type of disability do you have? 165
180 Are you receiving a pension for partial or full reduction in earning capacity? 166
181 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 167
182 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2016? 168
183 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year, i.e. 2016? 169
184 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 170
185 How many days were you unable to work in 2016 due to illness? 171
186 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 172
187 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2015? 173
188 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 174
189 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 175
190 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 176
191 Do you have contribution debts with your health insurance? 177
192 Do you have a Riester or Rürüp pension plan? 178
193 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? 179
194 What would you personally consider the minimum net household income you would need in your current living situation? We are referring here to the net monthly income that your household would need to get by. 180
195 In addition to the state, private individuals such as free-market companies, organizations, associations or individual citizens are responsible for a large number of social tasks in our society today. What is your opinion on who should be responsible for the following areas? 181
196 Attitudes and opinions b9
197 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 182
198 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? 183
199 Which party do you lean toward? 184
200 And to what extent? 185
201 How concerned are you about the following issues? 186
202 Informal situation and origin b10
203 What is your family status? 187
204 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 188
205 Does your partner live with you in this household? 189
206 What is the name of your (marital) partner? 190
207 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? 191
208 What about you — 192
209 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 193
210 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: intro194
211 In the last 12 months, 194
212 In the last 12 months, 195
213 Do you have German citizenship? 196
214 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 197
215 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 198
216 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 199
217 What is your country of citizenship? 200
218 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 201
219 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 202
220 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 203
221 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2015? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 204
222 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? 205
223 CAMCES 206
224 Realisation of the interview b11
225 What is the date today and what time did you finish filling out the questionnaire? a
226 How was the interview conducted? b
227 Duration of the interview c
228 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? d
229 Did you use a translation during the survey? e
230 Other notes h
231 I confirm that this interview was carried out correctly. The child's parents / legal guardians gave their consent to the interview with the child. int
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