Individual and Biography (M3-M5, Initial Interview) 2017 [instrument]

Questions

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0 Introduction and language choice b001
1 Living in Germany Survey for the life situation of asylum seekers in Germany 2016 q001
2 Which language combination should be used for the interview? q002
3 As already described in the brochure, we are asking you to take part in this survey. Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you take part and do not wish to answer certain questions for personal reasons,  you can decide not to answer these que q003
4 Personal details b002
5 Your first name: q005
6 Your gender: q006
7 Your date of birth: q007
8 Country of Origin b003
9 What is your country of citizenship? q009
10 Which country were you born in? q010
11 In which region were you born? q011
12 In which region were you born? q012
13 In which region were you born? q013
14 In which region were you born? q014
15 In which region were you born? q015
16 In which region were you born? q016
17 In which region were you born? q017
18 In which region were you born? q018
19 In which region were you born? q019
20 In which region were you born? q020
21 In which region were you born? q021
22 In which region were you born? q022
23 In which region were you born? q023
24 In which region were you born? q024
25 In which region were you born? q025
26 In which region were you born? q026
27 In which region were you born? q027
28 In which region were you born? q028
29 In which region were you born? q029
30 In which region were you born? q030
31 In which region were you born? q031
32 In which region were you born? q032
33 In which region were you born? q033
34 In which region were you born? q034
35 In which region were you born? q035
36 In which region were you born? q036
37 In which region were you born? q037
38 In which region were you born? q038
39 In which region were you born? q039
40 Journey to Germany b006
41 Many people settle in several countries during their lifetime. What happened in your case? We are interested to know which countries you have lived in for more than three months. First of all we'd like to know when you first moved away from your country of birth? If you can't remember exactly when, please give an approximate date. q041
42 Was Germany the first country you moved to, or was it another country? q042
43 Did you move away from Germany again after that? q043
44 When did you return to your country of birth? q044
45 When did you move to the other country? q045
46 Which country did you move to? q046
47 Did you escape from this country, for example due to war, famine, persecution, or did you leave this country for other reasons? q047
48 Was Germany the first country you moved to after this, or was it another country? q048
49 When did you move to Germany in this case? q049
50 [No question. Only for routing.] q050
51 Now I'd like to talk about the last country where you lived for more than 3 months before you moved to Germany, i.e. <country>. q051
52 What did you live on in this other country? q052
53 And what has contributed mostly to your costs of living in this country? q053
54 What was the average amount per month in euros or US dollars that you had to pay out of your own savings to live on in this other country? q054
55 When you moved to this country, what were you planning to do? q055
56 What were the main reasons that made you then leave this country? q056
57 How many days did it take to travel from this country to Germany? q057
58 How many days did it take to travel from your country of birth to Germany? q058
59 Were you in a committed relationship before your trip or flee to Germany? q059
60 Who was at the time deciding to travel or flee to Germany the decisive force? q060
61 Next, we have a few questions about the experiences connected with your escape. Some of the questions will be about negative experiences. Would you like to answer questions about this subject or would you prefer not to answer these questions? q061
62 What means of transport did you use to travel to or escape to Germany? q062
63 Did you use one of the following main routes on your journey or flight to Germany? q063
64 Did you incur costs for transportation, accommodation or escaping helpers / escorts for travel or flight? q064
65 What was the total cost of traveling or fleeing in Euros or US dollars? q065
66 How much did you pay for accommodation during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? q066
67 How much did you pay for accommodation during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? q067
68 How much did you pay for escape agents/ traffickers during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? q068
69 How high were the diverse costs at the trip or escape (also through theft or left money)? q069
70 Were the costs stated only for you or for family members or other traveling companions? q070
71 How did you finance the cost of the journey or escape? q071
72 During the journey or escape, did you experience one or more of the following? q072
73 When did you arrive in Germany? q073
74 Did you arrive in Germany alone or with family members or friends/acquaintances? q074
75 What were the main reasons that made you leave your country of origin? q075
76 What were your reasons for specifically moving to Germany and not to another country? q076
77 Did any relatives or acquaintances who already lived in Germany help you move to Germany? q077
78 Legal Status b007
79 When did you receive the proof of arrival or a certificate of registration as an asylum seeker (BüMA)? q078
80 Have you already officially applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? q079
81 Is this current application for asylum the first time you applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q080
82 When did you first apply for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q081
83 Has the official interview for your current asylum application to the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees already taken place? q082
84 When did the official interview for your current application for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees take place? q083
85 Has an official decision regarding your application for asylum been made yet by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ? q084
86 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? q085
87 Has your application for asylum been approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q086
88 Have you officially challenged the decision and brought a court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q087
89 Was your court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees successful? q088
90 Which residence permit do you currently have? Please look at the label of the immigration office in your passport. q089
91 Until when is your residence allowed in Germany? q090
92 Lodging and Living Situation b008
93 Is your current accommodation your first accommodation in Germany or have you previously lived in one or more other forms of accommodation in Germany? q091
94 Now, please think of the accommodation in which you were housed the longest in Germany before your current accommodation. q092
95 What type of accommodation did you live in? q093
96 When did you move into this accommodation? q094
97 How many days did you live in this accommodation? q095
98 Where was this accommodation? q096
99 In which federal state is this location? q097
100 In this accommodation, what was the approximate percentage of people who come from the same country of origin as you? q098
101 When did you move into the accommodation that you are living in now? q099
102 How satisfied are you in general with your current living arrangements? q100
103 Permanent in Germany? b009
104 How often have you personally experienced being disadvantaged in Germany because of your origin? q101
105 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? q102
106 How long would you like to stay in Germany? q103
107 How many years would you like to stay in Germany? q104
108 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship? q105
109 What needs to change in your country of origin so that you could return there? q106
110 Language Proficiency b010
111 Mother Tongue b011
112 Which language is your mother tongue? q108
113 How well can you speak your native language? q109
114 How well can you write in your native language? q110
115 How well can you read in your native language? q111
116 Is your native language also the official language taught in schools in your country of origin? q112
117 language of the country b012
118 In your country of origin, which language is the official national language which is also taught in schools? q113
119 How well can you speak this official language? q114
120 How well can you write in this official language? q115
121 How well can you read in this official language? q116
122 English b013
123 How well can you speak English? q117
124 How well can you write in English? q118
125 How well can you read in English? q119
126 German b014
127 How well can you speak German? q120
128 How well can you write in German ? q121
129 How well can you read in German ? q122
130 Other languages b015
131 Can you speak any other languages apart from those already mentioned? q123
132 In which of the following languages could you read and write before your arrival to Germany? q124
133 In which of the following languages did you best read and write before you came to Germany? q125
134 Could you read and write the following language before entering Germany? [Specification Qx90]] q126
135 How well did you read in the following language before you moved to Germany? [Specification Qx9002] or [Specification Qx90] q127
136 How well could you write in the following language before you move to Germany? [Specification Qx9002] or [Specification Qx90] q128
137 German before movement b016
138 How well could you speak German before you moved to Germany? q129
139 How well could you write in German before you moved to Germany? q130
140 How well could you read in German before you moved to Germany? q131
141 Courses and Government Measures b017
142 Integration course in Germany b018
143 Have you attended an integration course organised by the German Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? q133
144 When did the integration course start? q134
145 When did the integration course finish? q135
146 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your integration course? q136
147 For which language ability level did you get certification in the integration course? q137
148 How helpful did you find the integration course for learning German? q138
149 ESF-BAMF-course b019
150 Did you participate in a job-related German language grant from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (ESF-BAMF program or job-related German language promotion according to §45a AufenthG)? q139
151 When was the beginning of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q140
152 When was the end of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q141
153 Did you attend a German test to complete this job-related German language program of the BAMF? q142
154 What level of certification was awarded to you for this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q143
155 How helpful did you find this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q144
156 Did you attend to one of this following arrangements of the job center? q145
157 Arrangements " perspectives for female refugees" b020
158 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? q146
159 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? q147
160 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? q148
161 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q149
162 "Perspectives for Refugees" b021
163 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? q150
164 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? q151
165 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? q152
166 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q153
167 "Perspectives for Refugees" b022
168 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course start? q154
169 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course finish? q155
170 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Refugees” course? q156
171 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q157
172 "KompAS" b023
173 When did the "KompAS" start? q158
174 When did the "KompAS" course finish? q159
175 Did you take a German language test in order to complete of "KompAS" course? q160
176 How helpful did you find the "KompAS" course for learning vocational German? q161
177 other German language courses b024
178 Have you attended any other German language courses? q162
179 When did this other German language course start? q163
180 When did this other German language course finish? q164
181 How many hours was the total duration of the German languages course? q165
182 Have you attended an entry course for German language skills organised by the German Federal Employment Agency (pursuant to Section 421 Social Code [SGB] III q166
183 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your other German language course? q167
184 Which language ability level certification did you get in this other German language course? q168
185 How helpful did you find this other German language course? q169
186 Which is the highest level that have been certified for your German language level? q170
187 Have you used any of the following options in order to improve your German language skills? q171
188 Aid b025
189 If you are new to a country, it is sometimes difficult to manage in different situations. The following questions are about whether, since your arrival in Germany, you have received help from authorities in various areas. q172
190 Have you received legal advice on refugee and asylum issues? q173
191 Have you received help to learn the German language? q174
192 Have you received help to look for employment? q175
193 Have you received help to look for schools, higher education institutions/universities, training places or further education/training courses? q176
194 Have you received help to get your educational qualifications or vocational training qualifications recognised here? q177
195 Have you received help to look for accommodation? q178
196 Have you received help to look for health care? q179
197 Have you received help to secure your financial situation? This includes help in gaining access to state payments. q180
198 Have you received help to look for childcare, school places, educational/training places for your child/children? q181
199 Consulting b026
200 The following questions are about whether you know of certain advisory services and information resources here in Germany, and whether you have made use of them. q182
201 Do you know about the refugee and asylum advice services available? q183
202 Do you know the offer for return counseling? q184
203 Do you know the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? q185
204 How helpful was the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? q186
205 Do you know other institutionalized counseling services on migration and integration (e.g. youth migration service)? q187
206 Do you know general job market consulting or job counseling at the Employment Agency, the job center? q188
207 Employment b027
208 Employment Prior to Immigration b028
209 How old were you when you worked for the first time in your life? q190
210 What was the last job you had in your country of origin? q191
211 Which professional position did you hold? q192
212 In which economic sector, which branch of industry or which service area was the company or institution in that you worked for? q193
213 Was your occupation officially registered? q194
214 How many hours of your work time on average did this occupation account for per week? q195
215 Now we would like to talk about your last monthly net income in this occupation. Please first specify the currency in which you were paid, then the amount. q196
216 How much was your last monthly net income for this occupation, i.e. the amount paid to you in the aforementioned currency? q197
217 If you compare your net income at that time with the income of other people in your country, how would you describe your level of net income there? q198
218 How satisfied were you with your personal income at that time? q199
219 How satisfied were you with your work situation at that time? q200
220 In what year and what month did you last work in this occupation? q201
221 Please think back to the time before the crisis, the war or the conflict in your country of origin. q202
222 How would you estimate your financial situation at that time with the income of other people in your country? q203
223 How satisfied were you with your living arrangements at that time? q204
224 How satisfied were you with your health at that time? q205
225 How satisfied were you with your life in general at that time? q206
226 Current Employment Status b029
227 Are you currently working? q208
228 Are you planning to work (again) in the future? q209
229 Approximately when do you want to start working? q210
230 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q211
231 Which of the following options have you used so far to find a job? q212
232 where does this person come from? q213
233 Were you already employed in Germany? q214
234 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? q215
235 How did you find out about this first job you had in Germany? q216
236 Where does this person come from? q217
237 Is this work the first work you have done in Germany? q218
238 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? q219
239 How did you find out about this first job you had in Germany? q220
240 Where does this person come from? q221
241 Current Job b030
242 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q223
243 How did you find out about this job you had in Germany? q224
244 Where does this person come from? q225
245 What is your current occupation? q226
246 Is this the work for which you are trained? q227
247 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? q228
248 In which economic sector/branch of industry/service area is the company or institution that you work for? q229
249 Which job position do you currently hold? q230
250 Which job position do you currently hold as a worker? q231
251 Which job position do you currently hold as a permanent employee? q232
252 In which profession do you currently work self-employed? q233
253 How many employees do you have? q234
254 Which job position do you currently hold as an apprentice/trainee or intern? q235
255 Do you work in the public service (e.g. federal government, regional government, local government)? q236
256 Are you employed on a temporary or subcontracted basis? q237
257 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q238
258 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? q239
259 How many people are employed in total by the company/organisation? This does not mean just those working at the local company/organisation office/site. q240
260 What were your gross earnings, including overtime paid, in the past month? q241
261 What were your net earnings for the past month, after deductions for taxes and social insurance contributions, including overtime payments? q242
262 How satisfied are you currently with your personal income? q243
263 How satisfied are you with your current work situation? q244
264 Income from state benefits b031
265 The following questions are to do with state benefits or other financial support. q245
266 In the last month, have you received any benefits pursuant to the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (AsylbLG)? q246
267 What was the amount that you received last month under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG)? q247
268 In the last month, have you personally received income support? q248
269 How much were you paid in income support? q249
270 In the last month, have you personally received unemployment benefit? q250
271 How much unemployment benefit was paid to you in the last month? q251
272 In the last month, have you personally received any benefit payments under the BAföG [German regulation governing financial assistance for students of higher education], a grant, bursary or a vocational training allowance? q252
273 How much was the payment that you received under the BAföG, the grant or bursary or vocational training allowance in the last month? q253
274 In the last month, have you personally received any other financial support? q254
275 What was the total amount of other financial support paid to you in the last month? q255
276 Normal day b032
277 The following questions aim to illustrate what a typical day looks like for you currently. For the following activities, please indicate how many hours you spend on each one in an average working day q256
278 Learning the German language? q257
279 Training, continuing professional development, studying; including school, university studies or doctoral studies? q258
280 Employment or part-time employment, including journey time? q259
281 Visits to authorities? q260
282 Errands and shopping? q261
283 Housework such as washing, cooking, cleaning? q262
284 Looking after children? q263
285 Looking after and treatment of people requiring care? q264
286 Performing building flat / apartment / house repairs, car repairs, gardening work? q265
287 Physical activities such as sports, fitness, exercise? q266
288 Other leisure activities and hobbies? q267
289 Frustrated waiting period without useful activities? q268
290 How often do you spend time with people from your country of origin who are not related to you? q269
291 How often do you spend time with German people? q270
292 How often do you have contact to Germans in your circle of friends? q271
293 How often do you have contact to Germans in your neighborhood? q272
294 How often do you have contact to Germans in your office (or school, university)? q273
295 How often do you spend time with people from other countries? q274
296 How many people from your country of origin have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? q275
297 How many German people have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? q276
298 How many people from other countries have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? q277
299 How often do you go to eat or drink in a cafe, restaurant or bar? q278
300 How often do you have contact to friends or relatives abroad (also per telephone, mail, internet)? q279
301 Using online social networks (such as Facebook / Google+ / Xing) q280
302 Going on an excursion or short trip q281
303 Going to church, attending religious events q282
304 Artistic and musical activities (painting, music, photography, theater, dance) q283
305 Taking part in sports q284
306 Going to sporting events q285
307 Going to the cinema, pop concerts, dance events, clubs q286
308 Going to cultural events such as opera, classical concerts, theater, exhibitions q287
309 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? q288
310 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and locals are a good way to improve the German language skills of refugees. q289
311 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and natives are a great way to get in contact to q290
312 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and natives are a great way to improve mutual understanding of cultural customs. q291
313 Next, it's about people who can be significant in any way. How is it with you when it comes to the following things? You can name up to five people for each area of <U+200B><U+200B>life, one after the other. q292
314 a) With whom do you talk about personal thoughts and feelings, or about things you wouldn't tell just anyone? q293
315 Where did this person come from? q294
316 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The second person is: q295
317 Where did this person come from? q296
318 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The third person is: q297
319 Where did this person come from? q298
320 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fourth person is: q299
321 Where did this person come from? q300
322 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fifth person is: q301
323 Where did this person come from? q302
324 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The first person is: q303
325 Where did this person come from? q304
326 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The second person is: q305
327 Where did this person come from? q306
328 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The third person is: q307
329 Where did this person come from? q308
330 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fourth person is: q309
331 Where did this person come from? q310
332 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fifth person is: q311
333 Where did this person come from? q312
334 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The first person is: q313
335 Where did this person come from? q314
336 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The second person is: q315
337 Where did this person come from? q316
338 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The third person is: q317
339 Where did this person come from? q318
340 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fourth person is: q319
341 Where did this person come from? q320
342 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fifth person is: q321
343 Where did this person come from? q322
344 SOEP calendar b033
345 We would now like to ask you about your own life from the age of 15 years old. For each age from 15 years old, please state which of the following activities you were pursuing at that time. If more than one activity is relevant for any given age then please indicate all relevant activities. q323
346 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 15 and 24? At the age of ... I was ... q324
347 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 25 and 34? At the age of ... I was ... q325
348 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 35 and 44? At the age of ... I was ... q326
349 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 45 and 54? At the age of ... I was ... q327
350 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 55 and 65? At the age of ... I was ... q328
351 Training and educational qualifications b034
352 Next we want to ask you for more detailed information on some points of your life history related to school, higher education / university studies and vocational training. First, on your general education schooling q330
353 In which year did you last attend a general-education school? q331
354 Was the last school you attended in Germany or in another country? q332
355 What school-leaving qualifications do you have? q333
356 Have you attended school in any country other than Germany? q334
357 Please answer the questions below about the school that you last attended in a country other than Germany. q335
358 In which country did you last attend school? q336
359 What kind of school did you last attend in this country? q337
360 What kind of certificate did you leave this school with? q338
361 How many years did you attend school in total? q339
362 Are you aiming to obtain a school leaving certificate in Germany in the future? q340
363 What is the highest school leaving certificate that you are aiming for? q341
364 Were you in vocational training in a country other than Germany or did you study (at higher education level) in a country other than Germany q342
365 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? q343
366 Questions to training courses "Trained in a company" b035
367 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training. Trained in a company q344
368 How did you end this training? Trained in a company q345
369 In which year did you end this training? q346
370 How long did this training last? q347
371 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q348
372 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q349
373 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q350
374 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q351
375 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q352
376 Question about your training " Extended training in a company" b036
377 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Extended training in a company. q353
378 How did you end this training? Extended training in a company. q354
379 In which year did you end this training? q355
380 How long did this training last? q356
381 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q357
382 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q358
383 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q359
384 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q360
385 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q361
386 Questions about your training " Training in a vocational training school" b037
387 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Training in a vocational training school q362
388 How did you end this training? Training in a vocational training school q363
389 In which year did you end this training? q364
390 How long did this training last? q365
391 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q366
392 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q367
393 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q368
394 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q369
395 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q370
396 Questions about education "Practically oriented college /university2 b038
397 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: practically oriented college / university q371
398 What kind of education or training was it? q372
399 How did you end this training? practically oriented college / university q373
400 In which year did you end this training? q374
401 How long did this training last? q375
402 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q376
403 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q377
404 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q378
405 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q379
406 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q380
407 Questions about education "Theoretically oriented college /university" b039
408 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: theoretically oriented college / university q381
409 What kind of degree program was it? q382
410 How did you end this training? theoretically oriented college / university q383
411 In which year did you end this training? q384
412 How long did this training last? q385
413 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q386
414 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q387
415 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q388
416 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q389
417 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q390
418 Questions for qualifications "Post grad" b040
419 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Doctoral studies q391
420 How did you end this training? Doctoral studies q392
421 In which year did you end this training? q393
422 How long did this training last? q394
423 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q395
424 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q396
425 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q397
426 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q398
427 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q399
428 Questions for qualifications "Other training" b041
429 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Other training q400
430 How did you end this training? Other training q401
431 In which year did you end this training? q402
432 How long did this training last? q403
433 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q404
434 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q405
435 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q406
436 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q407
437 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q408
438 Plans for other degrees b0411
439 Are you aiming to obtain a vocational qualification or a higher education / university qualification? q409
440 Which of the following qualifications are you aiming for? q410
441 Are you currently in training? This means: Are you attending a school or college / university (including doctoral studies), are you taking vocational training or are you taking a continuing professional development course? q411
442 What type of vocational training or continuing professional development course is it? q412
443 What type of general education establishment is it? q413
444 What type of college / university is it? q414
445 What type of vocational training is it? q415
446 What type of further training/retraining is that? q416
447 Health Satisfaction as well as Physical and Mental Health b042
448 How satisfied are you with your current health? q418
449 How would you describe your current health? q419
450 If you have to climb stairs, i.e. walk up several floors: Does your state of health restrict you a lot, a little or not at all? q420
451 And what about other strenuous activities in everyday life, e.g. when you have to lift something heavy or need to be mobile: Does your state of health restrict you a lot, a little or not at all? q421
452 How often in the last four weeks did you feel rushed or under time pressure? q422
453 How often in the last four weeks did you feel in low spirits and melancholy? q423
454 How often in the last four weeks did you feel calm and balanced? q424
455 How often in the last four weeks did you feel full of energy? q425
456 How often in the last four weeks did you suffer from severe physical pain? q426
457 How often in the last four weeks, due to health problems of a physical nature, did you achieve less in your work or everyday activities than you actually intended? q427
458 How often in the last four weeks, due to health problems of a physical nature, have you been restricted in the type of tasks you can perform in your work or everyday activities? q428
459 How often in the last four weeks, due to psychological or emotional problems, did you achieve less in your work or everyday activities than you actually intended? q429
460 How often in the last four weeks, due to psychological or emotional problems, did you perform your work or everyday activities less carefully than usual? q430
461 How often in the last four weeks, due to health or psychological problems, have you been restricted in terms of your social contact to for example friends, acquaintances or relatives? q431
462 Are you restricted in normal everyday activities by a health problem ? q432
463 Which of the following impairments restrict you? q433
464 Have you had this impairment for longer than six months? q434
465 Does this impairment affect the type of any possible employment activity? q435
466 Does this impairment affect the scope of any possible employment activity? q436
467 Attitudes, opinions and emotions b043
468 Next are a couple of questions about attitudes, opinions and feelings. Some of them might seem a little strange to you. Please also try to answer these questions as they apply to your own situation and as spontaneously as possible. q437
469 How often do you feel that you miss the company of others? q438
470 How often do you feel like an outsider? q439
471 How often do you feel socially isolated? q440
472 How often do you feel that you miss people from your country of origin? q441
473 And how strongly do you feel connected with your country of origin? q442
474 Did you feel that you were welcome when you arrived in Germany? q443
475 And how is it now: Do you feel welcome in Germany now? q444
476 To what extent do the following statements apply to you personally? q445
477 If someone does me a favour, I am willing to reciprocate it. q446
478 If someone does me a serious wrong, I will get my own back at any price at the next opportunity. q447
479 If somebody puts me in a difficult position, I will do the same to them. q448
480 I make particular effort to help someone who has previously helped me. q449
481 If someone insults me, I will insult them. q450
482 I am prepared to incur costs myself to help someone who has previously helped me. q451
483 I have a positive attitude about myself. q452
484 I try to think of how I can change difficult situations. q453
485 No matter what happens to me, I think I have my reactions under control. q454
486 I think I can develop further if I deal with difficult situations. q455
487 I actively seek ways to balance out the losses that have affected my in my life. q456
488 How do you rate yourself personally? In general, are you someone who is ready to take risks or do you try to avoid risks? q457
489 Religion and Faith b044
490 Do you belong to a church, religious community or faith? q458
491 Which other religious communities do you belong to? q459
492 Which Islamic denomination do you belong to? q460
493 Which religious community do you belong to? q461
494 It's possible to be religious even if you're not a member of a religious community. How important is your faith or religion for your well-being and your life satisfaction? q462
495 How many times do you pray? q463
496 How often do you attend church, attending religious events q464
497 Worries and Concerns b045
498 Do you worry about your own economic situation? q465
499 Do you worry about your health? q466
500 Do you worry about anti-foreigner sentiment and xenophobia in Germany? q467
501 Are you worried about the result of your asylum application? q468
502 Are you worried that you will be unable to stay in Germany? q469
503 Are you worried that you will be unable to return to your country of origin? q470
504 Do you worry about losing your job? q471
505 Estimation of the job related development in Germany b046
506 What do you think: How likely is it that the following things will apply to you in 2 years in Germany? q472
507 How likely is it that you will have a job in 2 years' time in Germany? q473
508 How likely is it that you will be studying at a higher education establishment in 2 years' time in Germany? q474
509 Parties and politic b047
510 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? q475
511 Assessment of Current Situation in country of Origin b048
512 How would you personally assess the current situation in your country of origin regarding the following areas of life? q476
513 How well has political freedom been achieved currently in your country of origin? q477
514 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q478
515 How well has civic freedom been achieved currently in your country of origin, such as the freedom to express opinions, right of assembly and an independent judiciary? q479
516 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q480
517 How well has freedom of the press and freedom of opinion been achieved currently in your country of origin? q481
518 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q482
519 How well is the right to practice religion or faith achieved currently in your country of origin? q483
520 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q484
521 How well is equal treatment of ethnic minorities achieved currently in your country of origin? q485
522 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q486
523 How well is equal treatment of men and women achieved currently in your country of origin? q487
524 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q488
525 Government, democracy and woman's position b049
526 Please tell us the extent to which you agree with the following statements on forms of government. q489
527 You need a strong leader who does not have to be concerned with a Parliament or elections. q490
528 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q491
529 Experts, not the Government, should decide what is best for the country. q492
530 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q493
531 There should be a democratic system. q494
532 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? q495
533 Do you think that the following things are what should happen in a democracy or not? q496
534 The government taxes the rich and supports the poor. q497
535 Religious leaders ultimately determine the interpretation of laws. q498
536 The people choose their government in free elections. q499
537 Civil rights protect the people from government oppression. q500
538 Minorities are protected. q501
539 Women have the same rights as men. q502
540 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? q503
541 Having a job is the best way for a woman to be independent. q504
542 Even a married woman should have a paid job so that she can be financially independent. q505
543 If a woman earns more money than her partner, this inevitably leads to problems. q506
544 For parents, vocational training or higher education for their sons should be more important than vocational training or higher education for their daughters. q507
545 At home, the husband should have the final say. q508
546 The following is again about human behaviors and attitudes. What would you say: Does that sentence apply to you? q509
547 My first impression of people usually turns out to be right. q510
548 I am often uncertain about my judgment. q511
549 I am always right about why I like something. q512
550 I got back to much exchange money q513
551 I am always honest to other people q514
552 I have occasional use someone. q515
553 Family b050
554 What is your marital status? q516
555 Where does your spouse live? q517
556 What's the first name of your partner? q518
557 Are you planning to bring your spouse/registered partner to Germany? q519
558 Do you currently have a partner? q520
559 Where does your partner live? q521
560 What's the first name of your partner? q522
561 Who did come first to Germany: You or your partner? q523
562 Is your partner planning to come to Germany? q524
563 Do you have any brothers or sisters? q525
564 How many brothers and/or sisters (including half-brothers & half-sisters) do you have? q526
565 Where do your brothers &/or sisters live? q527
566 Are any of your brothers &/or sisters planning to come to Germany? q528
567 What do you think: How many of your brothers &/or sisters are planning to come to Germany? q529
568 Do you have or have you had children? q530
569 How many children do you have / did you have? q531
570 Now we have a few questions about your children. If you have several children, please start with the oldest, then the second oldest and so on. The questions are asked for a maximum of 8 children. q532
571 In what year was your first, so your oldest, child born? q533
572 Is this your son or your daughter? q534
573 Where does this child currently live? q535
574 Are you planning to bring this child to Germany? q536
575 Where does your mother currently live? q565
576 Is your mother planning to come to Germany? q566
577 Where does your father currently live? q567
578 Is your father planning to come to Germany? q568
579 Do you have other relatives with whom you are normally in close contact? q569
580 How many relatives do you have with whom you are normally in close contact? q570
581 Where do these relatives currently live? q571
582 Are any or possibly several of your relatives planning to come to Germany? q572
583 What do you think: How many of your relatives are planning to come to Germany? q573
584 Last year, meaning in 2016, did you personally make any payments or provide financial support to relatives or other persons who do not live in this household? q574
585 What total amount of money did you pay to support your parents or parents-in-law in 2016? q575
586 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q576
587 What total amount of money did you pay to support your children in 2016? q577
588 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q578
589 What total amount of money did you pay to support your spouse or former spouse 2016? q579
590 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q580
591 What total amount of money did you pay to support other relatives in 2016? q581
592 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q582
593 What total amount of money did you pay to support non-relatives in 2016? q583
594 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q584
595 How satisfied are you currently with your life in general? q585
596 Consent form / Record Linkage IEB b051
597 Consent to merge selected register data with your survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study! Why do we need your signature? In order to be able to better describe the situation of immigrants and their children in Germany, scientists require extreme accurate information that can be used in statistical analyses . We are therefore asking for your consent to incorporate the data collated by the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) (Institute for Employment Research) in our evaluations.  The IAB is the Research Institute of the Federal Agency for Employment in Nuremberg. q586
598 What kind of information is involved? The additional information relates to your previous working life, in other words, details about previous periods of employment and unemployment. Data protection is completely guaranteed. The Data Protection Act requires your consent to be able to merge these data with your survey data . All provisions under data protection law are observed, i.e.  your anonymity is fully guaranteed. Giving your consent is of course voluntary. You can also withdraw it at any time. q587
599 I consent to the data held at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) in Nuremberg being included in the evaluation, merged exclusively with my  survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study and stored anonymously . The evaluation will take place in such a way that it will not be possible to associate the data with my identity. I have been informed that all data protection regulations will be observed. I reserve the right to withdraw my consent at any time. q588
600 I consent to the data held at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) in Nuremberg being included in the evaluation, merged exclusively with my  survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study and stored anonymously . The evaluation will take place in such a way that it will not be possible to associate the data with my identity. I have been informed that all data protection regulations will be observed. I reserve the right to withdraw my consent at any time. q589
601 May we contact you again and invite you to take part in follow-on surveys? You can, of course, revoke your consent at any time. q600
602 MORE-Modul – SwaF b052
603 There are many initiatives in Germany that want to make it easier for refugees to start here in this country. So-called tandem projects allow refugees to get in touch with locals. People can talk to each other, who often only talk about each other without knowing each other. Ideally, this creates a friendship, in any case, refugees get to know fellow citizens, who can help them in everyday life with help and advice. What the tandem partners do together can be very different. Sometimes it's just about drinking tea and talking, sometimes exploring a city together or answering a government letter together. Above all, it is about making new contacts, learning from each other and understanding each other's culture. q590
604 Do you participate in time to one Tandemprogram? q591
605 Can you tell us what this tandem program means? q592
606 We would now like to introduce you to one of these initiatives. The organization "Start with a Friend" brings together refugees and locals as described in Tandems. "Start with a Friend" meets each participant personally before a mediation. As a result, the organization gets to know the individual prospective customers better and finds a suitable tandem partner on this basis. After the mediation "Start with a Friend" helps with questions and challenges and supports the tandems. In addition, every local team organizes events such as cooking together or attending concerts. As a rule, participants meet for about six months approximately once a week. As a participant in this survey, you have the opportunity to participate in "Start with a Friend". If you are interested, we ask you to confirm your readiness to participate with your signature. Next we would make the registration on the Internet together. "Start with a Friend" will contact you and discuss everything else with you. By signing, you commit yourself to nothing, but you confirm that, when you participate in the tandem program, your survey data from LIFE IN GERMANY can be linked to the data that is generated as part of the tandem program. The link is made via an ID number. The data is evaluated anonymously. You can revoke your participation in the tandem program and your data linking permission at any time. Further information can be found in the information sheet. Since the interest in the tandem project is so great, but the capacities are limited, unfortunately, not all who would like to participate, can actually get a place. Therefore, we have to give away the places to participate with the help of the computer. q593
607 Would you register for the tandem program "Start with a Friend" under these conditions? q594
608 You are one of those people to whom we can offer a place in "Start with a Friend". Please confirm your participation interest with your signature. q595
609 Unfortunately, the random selection has revealed that we can not offer you a place for the tandem program. We are sorry that it did not work for you. q596
610 Hereby I confirm my participation interest in the initiative "Start with a Friend". I agree that data collected as part of the "Start with a Friend" tandem program will be included in the evaluation and combined with my survey data from the study LEBEN IN DEUTSCHLAND and stored anonymously. The evaluation takes place without any relation to my person being possible. I have been informed that all data protection regulations are complied with. I have been informed that I can withdraw my consent at any time. q597
611 Now click Next to open the login page of "Start with a Friend". Enter the ID there and carry out the registration with the survey person. After logging in please close the browser. q598
612 [for the interviewer] q599
613 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. q601
614 Interview- Questions b053
615 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? q602
616 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? q603
617 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? q604
618 How often did you use the audio files in this interview? q605
619 How helpful were the audio files in this interview? q606
620 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? q607
621 What language did the interpreter translate into? q608
622 Approximately how old is the interpreter? q609
623 Is the interpreter male or female? q610
624 What language did the other person translate into? q611
625 Approximately how old is the other person? q612
626 Is the other person male or female? q613
627 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? q614
628 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? q615
629 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? q616
630 Is there any other important information that you would like to add about this interview? q617
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