Individual and Biography (M1/M2, Initial Interview) 2017 [instrument]

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0 Living in Germany Migration Sample Continuation (M1 + M2) Survey 2017 Personal questionnaire for beginners. This questionnaire is intended for all household members born in 1999 and earlier. Your cooperation is voluntary. However, the scientific significance of this study depends crucially on the cooperation of all persons in all households. Therefore, we therefore cordially request you to give our coworker this interview. title01
1 Before handing in the questionnaire, please enter in accordance with the address log: 0
2 Country of Origin intro1
3 Your sex and date of birth: 1
4 Where were you born? If there are other towns or cities with the same name, or if the town is very small, please state the nearest city. 2
5 Where were you born: within or outside the present-day borders of Germany? 3
6 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 4
7 Did both of your parents come to the present-day territory of Germany as World War II refugees? 5
8 Journey to Germany intro2
9 Many people live in several different countries over the course of their lives. What about you? We're interested in finding out which countries you have lived in for more than three months. First of all, when did you first move away from the country where you were born? If you can't remember exactly, please give an estimate. 6
10 Which country did you move to? 7
11 When you moved to Germany, which group did you belong to? 8
12 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 9
13 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 10
14 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 11
15 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 12
16 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 13
17 Did you move away from Germany again after that? 14
18 When did you move back to your home country or to the other country? 15
19 How did you move to the other country? 16
20 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 17
21 When did you move to Germany? 18
22 How did you move to the other country? 19
23 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 20
24 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 21
25 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 22
26 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 23
27 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 24
28 Which of the following was your main reason for moving to Germany? 25
29 When you moved to Germany, did you have the help of any relatives or friends who already lived in Germany? 26
30 Which of the following would best describe your living situation immediately after moving to Germany? 27
31 Dummy-Variable: Town ZP, parents or grandparents dummy
32 What town in Germany did you move to? Please give the name of the closest city if there is more than one town in Germany with the same name. Please also tell us the federal state. 28
33 What was your main reason for choosing this town as your first home in Germany? 29
34 Did one or both of your grandparents immigrate to Germany? 31
35 In which place in Germany have [you]* [your parents or one parent]** [your grandparents or one grandparent]*** migrated? Please state the name of the nearest city if the name of town exist more than once or it is a small town. Please name the federal state [Bundesland]. 32
36 What was the main reason for [you]* [your parents]** [your grandparents]*** choosing this town as [your]* [their]** first home? 33
37 Your Stays Abroad intro3
38 Many people live in different countries over the course of their lives. What about you? We're interested in finding out which countries you have lived in for more than three months. 34
39 What country did you move to first? 35
40 When did you move to the other country? 36
41 There are different ways of moving to another country. How did you move to another country? 37
42 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 38
43 When did you move to Germany? 39
44 What about after you had lived in Germany for a while: Did you move away again? 40
45 Where did you live before German reunification, that is, before 1989? 41
46 Citizenship intro4
47 Do you have German citizenship? 42
48 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 43
49 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 44
50 And in what year did you acquire German citizenship? 45
51 What citizenship did you have before? 46
52 What is your country of citizenship? 47
53 Are you currently a citizen of the EU or the European Economic Area? 48
54 Do you have permanent residence in Germany (right of permanent residence in the EU)? 49
55 What is your residence status in Germany? 50
56 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 51
57 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 52
58 Time and again people are discriminated against or persecuted because of their political convictions, their religion, their ethnicity, or their family or class background. The reasons may also include the political convictions or religion of close relatives. What about you: Were you ever the victim of that kind of discrimination or persecution? 53
59 Have you or your family ever been dispossessed due to war or persecution? 54
60 How often in the last two years have you felt discriminated against here in Germany because of your ethnic origins? 55
61 Language Proficiency intro5
62 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? 60
63 What about you...? 61
64 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 62
65 How well did you know German before moving to Germany… 63
66 Did you take German classes in your country of origin or in Germany? 64
67 Work before moving to Germany intro6
68 How old were you when you first started working? 65
69 Now let's return to your situation before moving to Germany: Were you employed in the year before you moved to Germany? 66
70 What was your occupation before moving to Germany? 67
71 What was your occupational status before moving to Germany? 68
72 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 69
73 What was the last year and month that you were employed at that job? 70
74 What was your net income in that occupation before moving to Germany? 71
75 If you compared your net income then with the income of other people in your country at that time, how would your income have compared? 72
76 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 73
77 First job in Germany intro7
78 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? 74
79 What about after moving to Germany: How did you find out about your first job? 75
80 What was your last net monthly income in that job? 76
81 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 77
82 Are you still doing the same type of work today as in your first job in Germany? 78
83 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job in Germany? 79
84 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job in Germany? 80
85 What was your occupational status in your first job in Germany? 81
86 What type of work did you do in your first job in Germany? 82
87 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 83
88 Was the company you worked for at that time part of the public sector or public administration? 84
89 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 85
90 Have you changed occupations one or more times since your first job in Germany, such that the type of work you do has changed fundamentally? 86
91 Relationship at the time of moving to Germany intro8
92 Were you in a serious relationship before moving to Germany? 87
93 Did this relationship continue after you moved to Germany? 88
94 A relationship, whether marriage or otherwise, can affect our decisions, sometimes to a greater and sometimes to a lesser extent. We therefore ask you to think back to before you moved to Germany—before you made the decision to move here. title02
95 What played the decisive role in your decision to move here—who was the driving force in that decision? 89
96 Do you think you would have moved to Germany without your partner? 90
97 Do you think your partner would have moved to Germany without you? 91
98 Are you still in this relationship today? 92
99 What was the situation when you moved to Germany: Which of you moved to Germany first, or did you move to Germany together? 93
100 When did your partner move to Germany? 94
101 When did your partner get a job in Germany? 95
102 Employment intro9
103 How old were you when you first started working? 96
104 Are you still doing the same type of work today? 97
105 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job? 98
106 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job? 99
107 What occupational status did you have at that time (in your first job)? 100
108 What type of work did you do in your first job? 101
109 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 102
110 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? 103
111 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 104
112 Have you changed your occupation one or more times since then, such that the type of work you do has changed significantly? 105
113 Are you gainfully employed at the present time? 106
114 When was the last year in which you were gainfully employed? 107
115 Were you last employed full-time, part-time, or marginally in your last job? 108
116 Was the company where you held your last job part of the public sector or public administration? 109
117 What was your occupational status in your last job? 110
118 What was your last occupation? 111
119 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 112
120 Childhood and Parental Home intro10
121 Do your mother and father live in this household? 113
122 Is your father / mother still living? If so, where does he / she live? If not, when did he / she die? 114
123 When was your father / mother born (year)? 115
124 Was your father / mother born in Germany? 116
125 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 117
126 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 118
127 Does or did your father / mother have German citizenship? 119
128 Did your father / mother complete secondary schooling in Germany or abroad? 120
129 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete in Germany? 121
130 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete abroad? 122
131 Did your father / mother complete vocational training or a university degree? 123
132 Which of the following categories describes your father’s / mother’s occupational status when you were 15 years old? 124
133 If applicable: What was your father’s / mother’s occupation when you were 15 years old? 125
134 Does or did your father / mother belong to a church or religious community? 126
135 Which Christian religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 127
136 Which Islamic religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 128
137 Where did you spend the majority of your childhood up to the age of 15? Was it … 129
138 Do you still live in the same city or area today? 130
139 How many years of your childhood (up to the age of 15) did you live with the following persons? 131
140 If you think back to when you were in school, how interested and involved were your parents in your grades and progress at school? 132
141 How often did you argue or fight with your parents when you were 15 years old? 133
142 Were you actively involved in musical activities growing up? For example, did you sing or play a musical instrument? 134
143 Were you involved in extracurricular sports in your youth? 135
144 Which of the sports you played was the most important to you? 136
145 Did you play this sport competitively? 137
146 When you were 15 . . . . and older intro11
147 We would now like to ask you for some information about your personal history starting at age 15. 138
148 Your Education and Degrees / Certifications intro12
149 What was the last year you attended school? 139
150 Where did you last attend school? Was it… 140
151 How many years did you attend school?. 141
152 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 142
153 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following subjects? 143
154 In which German Bundesland (federal state) did you last attend school? 144
155 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 145
156 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following three subjects? 146
157 If you think back to the last grade of school you attended: How many of your fellow students or their parents were not from Germany? 147
158 Do you intend to attain a school-leaving certificate in the future? 148
159 What is the highest degree you plan to attain? 149
160 Have you completed vocational training or university studies in Germany? 150
161 What type of vocational or university degree did you attain and when did you attain it? 151
162 Did you pursue university studies or occupational training in a different country than Germany, irrespective of whether or not you completed the studies or training? 152
163 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? 153
164 I was trained in a company 154
165 Did you apply to have your degree recognized in Germany? 155
166 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 156
167 When did you apply to have your degree recognized? 157
168 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 158
169 Have you received notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 159
170 And when did you receive notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 160
171 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 161
172 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 162
173 Did your notification recommend supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 163
174 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 164
175 What was the decision stated in the notification? 165
176 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 166
177 Why didn’t you apply to have your degree or qualifications recognized? 167
178 Do you intend to complete vocational / occupational training or attain a university degree in the future? 168
179 Which of the following degrees do you plan to attain? 169
180 Family situation intro13
181 Do you or did you have any siblings? 170
182 Do you or did you have children? If so, how many? 171
183 The following questions deal with partnership and marriage or registered same-sex partnerships (eingetragene gleichgeschlechtliche Partnerschaft). All of these questions deal with your relationship, whether you are married or not. There are questions dealing with your current relationship and others dealing with past relationships. We will start with your current relationship and then ask you to look back on relationships you had before. In the case of past relationships, we are talking about relationships that lasted six months or longer. 172
184 Have you been married to or in a registered same-sex partnership with a partner who you have not mentioned so far? 173
185 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 174
186 Are you still [married] [in the registered same-sex partnership]? 175
187 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 176
188 And how did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 177
189 Your current life situation intro14
190 Since what year have you personally been living in this dwelling? 178
191 Except this apartment, so the apartment in which the survey budget lives, do you have another apartment, where you even live or spend your vacation in? 179
192 Now let's turn to you personally. How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 180
193 What about the year before you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 181
194 What about the year after you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 182
195 What does your normal everyday life look like and what did it look like one year before moving to Germany? Let’s start with your everyday life today: How many hours do you spend on the following activities per day on an average working day? And what about one year before moving to Germany? 183
196 What does your normal everyday life look like? How many hours do you spend on the following activities on an average working day? 184
197 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. 185
198 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: info1
199 In the last 12 months, 186
200 In the last 12 months, 187
201 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 188
202 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 189
203 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? 190
204 How often do you ... 191
205 What would you say: Do the following sentences apply to you? 192
206 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. 193
207 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 194
208 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 195
209 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 196
210 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 197
211 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? 198
212 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 199
213 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2016? 200
214 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2016? 201
215 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 202
216 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 203
217 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 204
218 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 205
219 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 206
220 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 207
221 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? 208
222 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 209
223 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 210
224 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 211
225 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 212
226 People work for different reasons. What is the most important reason to you: is it to earn money, or are other reasons important? 213
227 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? 214
228 Which of the following methods and services have you used to look for a job? 215
229 What is your current position/occupation? 216
230 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 217
231 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 218
232 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 219
233 When did you start working for your current employer? 220
234 How did you find out about this job? 221
235 What is your current occupational status? 222
236 Do you work for a public sector employer? 223
237 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 224
238 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 225
239 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 226
240 Is your agreed gross hourly wage below 10 euros or 10 euros and above? 227
241 How high is your agreed gross hourly wage? 228
242 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? 229
243 How many days do you usually work per week? 230
244 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 231
245 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 232
246 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 233
247 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 234
248 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 235
249 Do you work overtime? 236
250 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? 237
251 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 238
252 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 239
253 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 240
254 What did you earn from your work last month? 241
255 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 242
256 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 243
257 Were you employed in the last year - in other words, in 2016? 244
258 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. 245
259 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? 246
260 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 247
261 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? 248
262 How many secondary jobs, including voluntary work, do you currently practice in total? 249
263 What kind of sideline / volunteer work is this? 250
264 Which job position do you currently hold? 251
265 Is this a volunteer activity? 252
266 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450 / 850-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? 253
267 Do you provide for this mini job, the voluntary contribution to pension insurance? 254
268 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 255
269 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 256
270 What was your gross income for this job last month? 257
271 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. 258
272 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. 259
273 Additional questions for employed persons intro15
274 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2016)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 260
275 Last year (2016), 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: 261
276 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners intro16
277 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 262
278 Health and Illness intro17
279 How would you describe your current health? 263
280 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal day during the working week? How many hours on a normal weekend day? 264
281 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you to have one or more of the following illnesses? 265
282 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 268
283 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 269
284 What type of disability do you have? 270
285 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 271
286 How many days were you unable to work in 2016 due to illness? 272
287 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 273
288 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 274
289 Attitudes and opinions intro18
290 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 275
291 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? 276
292 Which party do you lean toward? 277
293 And to what extent? 278
294 What about in the country you came from: Did you lean toward a particular party or political movement? 279
295 Which party or political movement in your home country did you favour? 280
296 How strongly did you lean toward this party or political movement? 281
297 How concerned are you about the following issues? 282
298 Do you belong to a church or religious community? 283
299 Which Christian religious community do you belong to? 284
300 Which Islamic religious community do you belong to? 285
301 In the last year, that is, in 2016, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 286
302 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. 287
303 Realisation of the interview intro19
304 Whats' the date today? a
305 How was the survey implemented? b
306 Duration of the interview: c
307 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? d
308 Did you use a translation during the survey? e
309 Other notes h
310 List number ende
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Label: Individual and Biography (M1/M2, Initial Interview) 2017


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