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

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174 Did you apply to have your degree recognized in Germany? 155
309 Attitudes and opinions B2.6
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
1 Please enter according to address protocol. O1
4 Your sex and date of birth: 1
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
6 Where were you born: within or outside the present-day borders of Germany? 3
7 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 4
8 Did both of your parents come to the present-day territory of Germany as World War II refugees? 5
9 Journey to Germany B1.2
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
11 Which country did you move to? 7
12 When you moved to Germany, which group did you belong to? 8
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
14 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 10
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
16 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 12
17 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 13
18 Did you move away from Germany again after that? 14
20 How did you move to the other country? 16
21 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 17
22 When did you move to Germany? 18
23 How did you move to the other country? 19
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
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
27 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 23
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
30 When you moved to Germany, did you have the help of any relatives or friends who already lived in Germany? 26
31 Which of the following would best describe your living situation immediately after moving to Germany? 27
32 Dummy-Variable: Town ZP, parents or grandparents 28v
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
34 What was your main reason for choosing this town as your first home in Germany? 29
35 Did one or both of your grandparents immigrate to Germany? 31
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
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
41 When did you move to the other country? 36
42 There are different ways of moving to another country. How did you move to another country? 37
43 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 38
44 When did you move to Germany? 39
45 What about after you had lived in Germany for a while: Did you move away again? 40
46 Where did you live before German reunification, that is, before 1989? 41
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
51 And in what year did you acquire German citizenship? 45
52 What citizenship did you have before? 46
53 What is your country of citizenship? 47
54 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 48
55 What is your residence status in Germany? 49
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
60 Have you or your family ever been dispossessed due to war or persecution? 54
62 How long were you there in total? 56
63 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 57
64 And how was this in your home country: Did you tend to identify with a specific political party or political movement? 57a
65 Which party or political movement in your home country did you favour? 57b
66 How strongly did you lean toward this party or political movement? 57c
67 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 58
68 To what extent do you feel German? 59
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
71 What about you...? 61
74 Did you take German classes in your country of origin or in Germany? 64
76 How old were you when you first started working? 65
77 Now let's return to your situation before moving to Germany: Were you employed in the year before you moved to Germany? 66
78 What was your occupation before moving to Germany? 67
79 What was your occupational status before moving to Germany? 68
80 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 69
81 What was the last year and month that you were employed at that job? 70
82 What was your net income in that occupation before moving to Germany? 71
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
84 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 73
85 First job in Germany B.17
86 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? 74
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
89 What was your last net monthly income in that job? 76
90 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 77
91 Are you still doing the same type of work today as in your first job in Germany? 78
92 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job in Germany? 79
96 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 83
97 Was the company you worked for at that time part of the public sector or public administration? 84
98 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 85
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
101 Were you in a serious relationship before moving to Germany? 87
102 Did this relationship continue after you moved to Germany? 88
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
104 What played the decisive role in your decision to move here—who was the driving force in that decision? 89
105 Do you think you would have moved to Germany without your partner? 90
106 Do you think your partner would have moved to Germany without you? 91
107 Are you still in this relationship today? 92
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
109 When did your partner move to Germany? 94
110 When did your partner get a job in Germany? 95
111 Employment B1.9
112 How old were you when you first started working? 96
114 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job? 98
115 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job? 99
116 What occupational status did you have at that time (in your first job)? 100
117 What type of work did you do in your first job? 101
118 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 102
119 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? 103
120 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 104
125 Was the company where you held your last job part of the public sector or public administration? 109
127 What was your last occupation? 111
128 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 112
129 Childhood and Parental Home B1.10
130 Do your mother and father live in this household? 113
131 Is your father / mother still living? If so, where does he / she live? If not, when did he / she die? 114
132 When was your father / mother born (year)? 115
133 Was your father / mother born in Germany? 116
134 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 117
135 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 118
136 Does or did your father / mother have German citizenship? 119
137 Did your father / mother complete secondary schooling in Germany or abroad? 120
138 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete in Germany? 121
139 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete abroad? 122
140 Did your father / mother complete vocational training or a university degree? 123
141 Which of the following categories describes your father’s / mother’s occupational status when you were 15 years old? 124
142 If applicable: What was your father’s / mother’s occupation when you were 15 years old? 125
143 Does or did your father / mother belong to a church or religious community? 126
144 Which Christian religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 127
145 Which Islamic religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 128
146 Where did you spend the majority of your childhood up to the age of 15? Was it … 129
148 How many years of your childhood (up to the age of 15) did you live with the following persons? 131
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
150 How often did you argue or fight with your parents when you were 15 years old? 133
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
153 Which of the sports you played was the most important to you? 136
154 Did you play this sport competitively? 137
157 Your Education and Degrees / Certifications B1.12
158 What was the last year you attended school? 139
159 Where did you last attend school? Was it… 140
160 How many years did you attend school?. 141
161 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 142
162 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following subjects? 143
164 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 145
165 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following three subjects? 146
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
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
169 Have you completed vocational training or university studies in Germany? 150
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
172 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? 153
176 When did you apply to have your degree recognized? 157
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
179 And when did you receive notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 160
180 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 161
181 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 162
182 Did your notification recommend supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 163
183 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 164
184 What was the decision stated in the notification? 165
185 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 166
186 Why didn’t you apply to have your degree or qualifications recognized? 167
187 Do you intend to complete vocational / occupational training or attain a university degree in the future? 168
188 Which of the following degrees do you plan to attain? 169
189 Family situation B1.13
190 Do you or did you have any siblings? 170
191 Do you or did you have children? If so, how many? 171
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
193 Have you been married to or in a registered same-sex partnership with a partner who you have not mentioned so far? 173
195 Are you still [married] [in the registered same-sex partnership]? 175
196 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 176
197 And how did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 177
198 Your current life situation 1.14
199 Since what year have you personally been living in this dwelling? 178
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
201 Now let's turn to you personally. How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 180
202 What about the year before you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 181
203 What about the year after you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 182
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
205 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 184
208 In the last 12 months,... 185a
209 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 185b
210 Do you believe that most people ... 186
211 Would you say that people usually ... 187
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
213 What would you say: How many close do you have and how many of them are colleagues?? 188a
214 How often do you ... 189
215 Would you describe yourself as an impatient or a patient person in general? 190
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
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
218 What would you say: Do the following sentences apply to you? 193
219 Questions from personal questionnaire B2.
220 Your current job B2.1
221 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 194
222 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 195
223 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 196
224 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 197
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
228 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2017? 200
229 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2017? 201
230 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 202
231 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 203
232 How much did you spend on the further vocational training programs? 203a
233 Was the organizer of the further vocational training program or one of the programs a university, technical college, or similar institution? 203b
234 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 204
235 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 205
236 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 206
237 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 207
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
239 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 209
241 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 211
242 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 212
243 Which of the following methods and services have you used to look for a job? 215
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
245 What is your current position/occupation? 216
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
248 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 219
249 When did you start working for your current employer? 220
250 How did you find out about this job? 221
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
253 Do you work for a public sector employer? 223
254 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 224
255 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 225
256 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 226
257 Is in your employment contract or otherwise a hourly wage arranged? 227
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
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
261 How many days do you usually work per week? 230
262 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 231
263 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 232
264 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 233
265 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 234
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
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
270 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 239
271 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 240
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
273 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 242
274 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 243
275 Were you employed in the last year—in other words, in 2017? 244
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
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
280 How many secondary jobs, including voluntary work, do you currently practice in total? 249
281 What kind of sideline / volunteer work is this? 250
282 What is the occupational status you hold with this occupation? 251
283 Is this a volunteer activity? 252
284 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450 / 850-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? 253
287 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 256
288 What was your gross income for this job last month? 257
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
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
291 Additional questions for employed persons B2.3
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
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
294 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B2.4
296 Health and Illness B2.5
297 How would you describe your current health? 263
298 How often do you eat meat, fish, or poultry? 264
299 Do you follow a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet? 265
300 How tall are you? In cm 266
301 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 267
302 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 268
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
305 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 271
306 How many days were you unable to work in 2016 due to illness? 272
307 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 273
308 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 274
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
312 Which party do you lean toward? 277
313 And to what extent? 278
314 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 279
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
316 How concerned are you about the following issues? 282
317 Do you belong to a church or religious community? 283
318 Which Christian religious community do you belong to? 284
319 Which Islamic religious community do you belong to? 285
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
321 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. 287
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
323 Realisation of the interview 4.
324 Whats' the date today? A
325 How was the survey implemented? B
326 Duration of the interview: C
327 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? D
328 Did you use a translation during the survey? E
330 List number Ende
329 Other notes H
19 When did you move back to your home country or to the other country? 15
25 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 21
48 Do you have German citizenship? 42
56 Did you flee to Germany, for example, due to war, famine or persecution? 50
57 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 51
58 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 52
61 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 55
72 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 62
73 How well did you know German before moving to Germany… 63
75 Work before moving to Germany B1.6
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
95 What type of work did you do in your first job in Germany? 82
113 Are you still doing the same type of work today? 97
121 Have you changed your occupation one or more times since then, such that the type of work you do has changed significantly? 105
122 Are you gainfully employed at the present time? 106
123 When was the last year in which you were gainfully employed? 107
124 Were you last employed full-time, part-time, or marginally in your last job? 108
126 What was your occupational status in your last job? 110
147 Do you still live in the same city or area today? 130
155 When you were 15 . . . . and older B1.11
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
170 What type of vocational or university degree did you attain and when did you attain it? 151
175 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 156
194 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 174
207 In the last 12 months,... 185
227 How were things last year? B2.2
240 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 210
259 How high as your actual gross hourly wage in the last month? 228a
285 Do you provide for this mini job, the voluntary contribution to pension insurance? 254
286 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 255
310 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 275
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
173 I was trained in a company 154
206 The following questions deal with contact between people of different nationalities in Germany. So we'd like to ask you: 185intro
226 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 199
252 What is your current occupational status? 222
295 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 262
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