Individual and Biography (M1-M2) 2018[instrument]

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162 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following subjects? 143
120 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 104
275 Were you employed in the last year—in other words, in 2017? 244
283 Is this a volunteer activity? 252
108 What was the situation when you moved to Germany: Which of you moved to Germany first, or did you move to Germany together? 93
139 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete abroad? 122
309 Attitudes and opinions B2.6
202 What about the year before you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 181
36 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
10 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
287 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 256
83 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
0 Living in Germany Migration Sample Continuation (M1 + M2) Survey 2018 Personal questionnaire for beginners. This questionnaire is intended for all household members born in 2000 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. O
20 How did you move to the other country? 16
9 Journey to Germany B1.2
4 Your sex and date of birth: 1
6 Where were you born: within or outside the present-day borders of Germany? 3
127 What was your last occupation? 111
5 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
8 Did both of your parents come to the present-day territory of Germany as World War II refugees? 5
14 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 10
13 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
12 When you moved to Germany, which group did you belong to? 8
18 Did you move away from Germany again after that? 14
16 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 12
23 How did you move to the other country? 19
22 When did you move to Germany? 18
21 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 17
28 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 24
29 Which of the following was your main reason for moving to Germany? 25
34 What was your main reason for choosing this town as your first home in Germany? 29
97 Was the company you worked for at that time part of the public sector or public administration? 84
31 Which of the following would best describe your living situation immediately after moving to Germany? 27
33 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
35 Did one or both of your grandparents immigrate to Germany? 31
37 What was the main reason for [you]* [your parents]** [your grandparents]*** choosing this town as [your]* [their]** first home? 33
39 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
40 What country did you move to first? 35
43 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 38
44 When did you move to Germany? 39
42 There are different ways of moving to another country. How did you move to another country? 37
66 How strongly did you lean toward this party or political movement? 57c
46 Where did you live before German reunification, that is, before 1989? 41
53 What is your country of citizenship? 47
51 And in what year did you acquire German citizenship? 45
52 What citizenship did you have before? 46
49 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 43
50 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 44
55 What is your residence status in Germany? 49
105 Do you think you would have moved to Germany without your partner? 90
65 Which party or political movement in your home country did you favour? 57b
62 How long were you there in total? 56
64 And how was this in your home country: Did you tend to identify with a specific political party or political movement? 57a
60 Have you or your family ever been dispossessed due to war or persecution? 54
59 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
68 To what extent do you feel German? 59
71 What about you...? 61
74 Did you take German classes in your country of origin or in Germany? 64
70 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
78 What was your occupation before moving to Germany? 67
106 Do you think your partner would have moved to Germany without you? 91
79 What was your occupational status before moving to Germany? 68
85 First job in Germany B.17
84 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 73
82 What was your net income in that occupation before moving to Germany? 71
81 What was the last year and month that you were employed at that job? 70
88 [Through acquaintances, friends] Where does this person come from? If there are several persons, please state the origin of the person, that is most important to you. 75a
91 Are you still doing the same type of work today as in your first job in Germany? 78
96 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 83
90 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 77
89 What was your last net monthly income in that job? 76
92 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job in Germany? 79
107 Are you still in this relationship today? 92
103 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. 89v
99 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
98 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 85
102 Did this relationship continue after you moved to Germany? 88
104 What played the decisive role in your decision to move here—who was the driving force in that decision? 89
111 Employment B1.9
112 How old were you when you first started working? 96
116 What occupational status did you have at that time (in your first job)? 100
109 When did your partner move to Germany? 94
115 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job? 99
114 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job? 98
110 When did your partner get a job in Germany? 95
119 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? 103
125 Was the company where you held your last job part of the public sector or public administration? 109
117 What type of work did you do in your first job? 101
129 Childhood and Parental Home B1.10
131 Is your father / mother still living? If so, where does he / she live? If not, when did he / she die? 114
133 Was your father / mother born in Germany? 116
135 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 118
136 Does or did your father / mother have German citizenship? 119
134 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 117
128 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 112
132 When was your father / mother born (year)? 115
141 Which of the following categories describes your father’s / mother’s occupational status when you were 15 years old? 124
138 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete in Germany? 121
142 If applicable: What was your father’s / mother’s occupation when you were 15 years old? 125
137 Did your father / mother complete secondary schooling in Germany or abroad? 120
15 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
144 Which Christian religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 127
146 Where did you spend the majority of your childhood up to the age of 15? Was it … 129
157 Your Education and Degrees / Certifications B1.12
153 Which of the sports you played was the most important to you? 136
149 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
151 Were you actively involved in musical activities growing up? For example, did you sing or play a musical instrument? 134
152 Were you involved in extracurricular sports in your youth? 135
154 Did you play this sport competitively? 137
160 How many years did you attend school?. 141
161 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 142
159 Where did you last attend school? Was it… 140
158 What was the last year you attended school? 139
171 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
169 Have you completed vocational training or university studies in Germany? 150
167 Do you intend to attain a school-leaving certificate in the future? 148
168 What is the highest degree you plan to attain? 149
165 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following three subjects? 146
179 And when did you receive notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 160
184 What was the decision stated in the notification? 165
183 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 164
177 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 158
178 Have you received notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 159
180 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 161
189 Family situation B1.13
186 Why didn’t you apply to have your degree or qualifications recognized? 167
185 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 166
249 When did you start working for your current employer? 220
187 Do you intend to complete vocational / occupational training or attain a university degree in the future? 168
198 Your current life situation 1.14
193 Have you been married to or in a registered same-sex partnership with a partner who you have not mentioned so far? 173
196 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 176
195 Are you still [married] [in the registered same-sex partnership]? 175
192 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
212 What is your circle of friends like: How many of your friends are not from Germany or have parents who are not from Germany? 188
197 And how did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 177
199 Since what year have you personally been living in this dwelling? 178
225 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
204 How does your typical day look like and how was it like one year before moving to Germany? 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. And how was it like one year before moving to Germany? 183
200 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
242 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 212
209 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 185b
208 In the last 12 months,... 185a
211 Would you say that people usually ... 187
210 Do you believe that most people ... 186
214 How often do you ... 189
248 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 219
215 Would you describe yourself as an impatient or a patient person in general? 190
219 Questions from personal questionnaire B2.
220 Your current job B2.1
224 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 197
221 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 194
218 What would you say: Do the following sentences apply to you? 193
233 Was the organizer of the further vocational training program or one of the programs a university, technical college, or similar institution? 203b
231 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 203
228 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2017? 200
230 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 202
229 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2017? 201
232 How much did you spend on the further vocational training programs? 203a
235 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 205
237 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 207
239 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 209
236 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 206
238 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
244 [Through acquaintances, friends] Where does this person come from? If there are several persons, please state the origin of the person, that is most important to you. 215a
246 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 217
247 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 218
251 [Through acquaintances, friends] Where does this person come from? If there are several persons, please state the origin of the person, that is most important to you. 221a
257 Is in your employment contract or otherwise a hourly wage arranged? 227
254 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 224
253 Do you work for a public sector employer? 223
256 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 226
255 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 225
258 Independent from what is arranged in your employment contract: Was your actual gross hourly wage in the last month below 10 euros or at 10 euror and above? 228
264 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 233
266 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 235
267 Do you work overtime? 236
261 How many days do you usually work per week? 230
265 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 234
263 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 232
262 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 231
268 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
269 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 238
271 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 240
270 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 239
280 How many secondary jobs, including voluntary work, do you currently practice in total? 249
277 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
278 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 247
279 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
282 What is the occupational status you hold with this occupation? 251
281 What kind of sideline / volunteer work is this? 250
291 Additional questions for employed persons B2.3
294 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B2.4
296 Health and Illness B2.5
290 Which of the following sources of income did you receive in the past calendar year, 2017? For each of the income sources that apply, please state how many months of 2017 you received the income and what the average monthly income amount was. 259
289 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
297 How would you describe your current health? 263
293 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: 261
288 What was your gross income for this job last month? 257
300 How tall are you? In cm 266
302 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 268
301 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 267
298 How often do you eat meat, fish, or poultry? 264
305 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 271
303 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 269
304 What type of disability do you have? 270
299 Do you follow a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet? 265
328 Did you use a translation during the survey? E
313 And to what extent? 278
307 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 273
312 Which party do you lean toward? 277
319 Which Islamic religious community do you belong to? 285
311 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
306 How many days were you unable to work in 2016 due to illness? 272
316 How concerned are you about the following issues? 282
315 Which of the following activities relating to refugee issues have you engaged in since last year and which do you plan to (also) engage in the future? 280
318 Which Christian religious community do you belong to? 284
323 Realisation of the interview 4.
324 Whats' the date today? A
327 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? D
326 Duration of the interview: C
325 How was the survey implemented? B
322 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. 288
174 Did you apply to have your degree recognized in Germany? 155
101 Were you in a serious relationship before moving to Germany? 87
19 When did you move back to your home country or to the other country? 15
75 Work before moving to Germany B1.6
57 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 51
61 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 55
48 Do you have German citizenship? 42
73 How well did you know German before moving to Germany… 63
56 Did you flee to Germany, for example, due to war, famine or persecution? 50
58 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 52
95 What type of work did you do in your first job in Germany? 82
122 Are you gainfully employed at the present time? 106
113 Are you still doing the same type of work today? 97
87 What about after moving to Germany: How did you find out about your first job? 75
93 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job in Germany? 80
155 When you were 15 . . . . and older B1.11
147 Do you still live in the same city or area today? 130
170 What type of vocational or university degree did you attain and when did you attain it? 151
194 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 174
156 We would now like to ask you for some information about your personal history starting at age 15. 138
163 In which German Bundesland (federal state) did you last attend school? 144
126 What was your occupational status in your last job? 110
227 How were things last year? B2.2
207 In the last 12 months,... 185
286 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 255
240 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 210
285 Do you provide for this mini job, the voluntary contribution to pension insurance? 254
2 Biographical questions B1
3 Country of Origin B1.1
38 Your Stays Abroad B1.3
47 Citizenship B1.4
69 Language Proficiency B1.5
94 What was your occupational status in your first job in Germany? 81
100 Relationship at the time of moving to Germany B1.8
206 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: 185intro
295 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 262
173 I was trained in a company 154
175 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 156
182 Did your notification recommend supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 163
7 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 4
276 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
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226 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 199
77 Now let's return to your situation before moving to Germany: Were you employed in the year before you moved to Germany? 66
213 What would you say: How many close do you have and how many of them are colleagues?? 188a
260 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
80 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 69
241 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 211
54 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 48
190 Do you or did you have any siblings? 170
222 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 195
130 Do your mother and father live in this household? 113
123 When was the last year in which you were gainfully employed? 107
201 Now let's turn to you personally. How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 180
11 Which country did you move to? 7
24 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
25 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 21
27 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 23
245 What is your current position/occupation? 216
181 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 162
252 What is your current occupational status? 222
330 List number Ende
223 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 196
63 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 57
72 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 62
234 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 204
67 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 58
164 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 145
143 Does or did your father / mother belong to a church or religious community? 126
273 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 242
32 Dummy-Variable: Town ZP, parents or grandparents 28v
321 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. 287
148 How many years of your childhood (up to the age of 15) did you live with the following persons? 131
176 When did you apply to have your degree recognized? 157
292 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2014)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 260
259 How high as your actual gross hourly wage in the last month? 228a
41 When did you move to the other country? 36
310 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 275
272 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. 241
250 How did you find out about this job? 221
274 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 243
308 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 274
191 Do you or did you have children? If so, how many? 171
121 Have you changed your occupation one or more times since then, such that the type of work you do has changed significantly? 105
205 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 184
17 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 13
216 How do you rate yourself personally: In general, are you someone who is ready to take risks or do you try to avoid risks? 191
320 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
150 How often did you argue or fight with your parents when you were 15 years old? 133
203 What about the year after you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 182
124 Were you last employed full-time, part-time, or marginally in your last job? 108
314 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 279
140 Did your father / mother complete vocational training or a university degree? 123
172 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? 153
243 Which of the following methods and services have you used to look for a job? 215
329 Other notes H
145 Which Islamic religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 128
166 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
30 When you moved to Germany, did you have the help of any relatives or friends who already lived in Germany? 26
118 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 102
317 Do you belong to a church or religious community? 283
86 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? 74
76 How old were you when you first started working? 65
284 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450 / 850-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? 253
217 How would you describe yourself: Do you generally think things over for a long time before acting – in other words, are you not impulsive at all? Or do you generally act without thinking things over for long, in other words, are you very impulsive? 192
45 What about after you had lived in Germany for a while: Did you move away again? 40
26 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
188 Which of the following degrees do you plan to attain? 169
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