Individual and Biography (M3-M5, Follow-up) 2018[instrument]

Questions

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17 Trust and network B003
41 Cultural and political participation B005
62 Important persons B006
97 Language Proficiency B008
137 Perspectives for refugees B018
153 Legal Status B021
200 Occupation and training B024
212 Recognization (Filtergroup 1) B026
235 Application for recognition B030
248 Second Foreign Education B031
252 Where did you complete this other foreign qualification? 224
290 Where did you complete this other foreign qualification? 258
309 Where did you complete this other foreign qualification? 275
349 Employment B043
370 Current Job B046
412 Salary / salary / state benefits B047
447 Health B050
449 SF12 B051
462 Zugehörigkeitsgefühl B052
468 BMI B053
471 Worries and Concerns B054
473 Do you worry about your health? 423
590 Parents (Filtergroup 2 and 3) B063
591 Questions about mother (Filtergroup 2 and 3) B064
660 Interview-Questions B070
665 What language did the interpreter translate into? 600
0 Introduction and language choice B001
1 Living in Germany Survey about the living situation of asylum seekers in Germany 2018 1
2 Which language combination should be used for the interview? 2
3 I confirm, that the selected interviewee declared, that he /she red the data security sheet. He/ she agreed to the survey and the handling with the data including their deletion corresponding to the content o the data security sheet. 3
4 Introduction 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 questions on the spot. By choosing the "no answer" option, for example. The information you provide will be treated as confidential. Names and addresses will be separated from the  details provided in the interview. You can find more detailed information in the "Data protection sheet", which will be given to you by the interviewer . Nobody will be able to tell from the statistical results who, specifically, has given the information. The survey is not connected to the asylum process, and therefore it cannot influence this process, even retrospectively, if your  asylum procedure is already complete. 4
6 We have following information about you: 6
7 Please indicate following details: 7
8 Leap-dummy: Group membership 8
9 moresplit_dummy 9
10 Satisfaction and risk B002
11 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 10
12 How satisfied are you currently with your personal income? 11
13 How satisfied are you with your current work situation? 12
14 How satisfied are you with your current health? 13
15 How satisfied are you in general with your current living arrangements? 14
16 How do you rate yourself personally? In general, are you someone who is ready to take risks or do you try to avoid risks? 15
18 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 16
19 People can generally be trusted 17
20 Nowadays one can't rely on anyone 18
21 If one is dealing with strangers, it is better to be careful before trusting them 19
22 Do you believe that most people ... 20
23 Would you say that people usually ... 21
24 Who makes up your circle of friends? How many of your friends are themselves not from Germany or have parents who aren’t from Germany, meaning that they come from a migrant background? 22
25 What would you say? How many close friends do you have? 23
26 How many of these narrow friends are also your professionals colleagues? 24
28 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 25
29 Learning the German language? 26
30 Training, continuing professional development, studying; including school, university studies or doctoral studies? 27
31 Employment or part-time employment, including journey time? 28
32 Visits to authorities? 29
33 Errands and shopping? 30
34 Housework such as washing, cooking, cleaning? 31
35 Looking after children? 32
36 Looking after and treatment of people requiring care? 33
37 Performing building flat / apartment / house repairs, car repairs, gardening work? 34
38 Physical activities such as sports, fitness, exercise? 35
39 Other leisure activities and hobbies? 36
40 Frustrated waiting period without useful activities? 37
42 How often do you spend time with people from your country of origin who are not related to you? 38
43 How often do you spend time with German people? 39
44 How often do you have contact to Germans in your circle of friends? 40
45 How often do you have contact to Germans in your neighborhood? 41
46 How often do you have contact to Germans in your office (or school, university)? 42
47 How often do you spend time with people from other countries? 43
48 How often do you go to eat or drink in a cafe, restaurant or bar? 44
49 Keeping in touch with friends or relatives abroad (by telephone, e-mail, Internet phone, skype, etc.) 45
50 Using online social networks (such as Facebook / Google+ / Xing) 46
51 Going on an excursion or short trip 47
52 Going to church, attending religious events 48
53 Artistic and musical activities (painting, music, photography, theater, dance) 49
54 Taking part in sports 50
55 Going to sporting events 51
56 Going to the cinema, pop concerts, dance events, clubs 52
57 Going to cultural events such as opera, classical concerts, theater, exhibitions 53
58 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? 54
59 Regular, e.g. weekly, contact between refugees and locals are a good way for refugees to improve their German. 55
60 Regular, e.g. weekly, contact between refugees and locals are a good way to quickly build up a circle of friends and acquaintances in Germany. 56
61 Regular, e.g. weekly, contact between refugees and locals are a good way for both groups to improve their understanding of each other’s cultural customs and traditions. 57
63 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. 58
64 Who do you share personal thoughts and feelings or with talk about things that you would not tell anyone? The first person is: 59
65 Where does this person come from? 60
66 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The second person is: 61
68 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The third person is: 63
69 Where does this person come from? 64
70 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fourth person is: 65
71 Where does this person come from? 66
72 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fifth person is: 67
73 Where does this person come from? 68
74 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The first person is: 69
75 Where does this person come from? 70
76 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The second person is: 71
77 Where does this person come from? 72
78 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The third person is: 73
79 Where does this person come from? 74
80 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fourth person is: 75
81 Where does this person come from? 76
82 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fifth person is: 77
83 Where does this person come from? 78
84 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The first person is: 79
85 Where does this person come from? 80
86 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The second person is: 81
87 Where does this person come from? 82
88 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The third person is: 83
89 Where does this person come from? 84
90 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fourth person is: 85
91 Where does this person come from? 86
92 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fifth person is: 87
93 Where does this person come from? 88
94 Exodus route (Filtergroup 2) B007
95 Did you use one of the following main routes on your journey or flight to Germany? 89
96 At the following page, a world map is displayed- Would you please note your escape route on this map as accurately as possible. Proceed as follows: First click on the individual countries through which you came. Finally, click on the place or region where you live in Germany. Please include in each country, one after the other, the main cities and border crossing you have passed. For a more detailed view, you can enlarge the map with the "+" sign. When you are done, click on " Finish" and save your route with "Save". 90
98 The following questions are about your actually languages skills and using in normal day 91
99 How well can you speak English? 92
100 How well can you write in English? 93
101 How well can you read in English? 94
102 How well can you speak German? 95
103 How well can you write in German ? 96
104 How well can you read in German ? 97
105 language usage in everyday life B012
106 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 98
107 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 99
108 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 100
109 In which language do you speak here in Germany as part of your education? 101
579 And how strongly do you feel welcome in Germany? 522
110 When you look for information about current events in the media (newspapers, television, radio, internet etc), which language do you access the news in? 102
111 Integration and other language courses in Germany 103
112 Integration courses BAMF B014
113 At the time you were last interviewed or after, were you taking part in an integration course organised by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 104
114 When did the integration course start? 105
115 When did the integration course finish? 106
116 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your integration course? 107
117 For which language ability level did you get certification in the integration course? 108
118 How helpful did you find the integration course for learning German? 109
119 German language promotion ESF-BAMF / §45a AufenthG B015
120 Did you attend a job-related German language grant from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees at the time of the last survey or afterwards? (ESF BAMF program or job-related German language promotion according to §45a AufenthG) 110
121 When was the beginning of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 111
122 When was the end of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 112
123 Did you attend a German test to complete this job-related German language program of the BAMF? 113
124 What level of certification was awarded to you for this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 114
125 How helpful did you find this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 115
126 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? 116
127 Perspectives for female Refugees B016
128 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? 117
129 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? 118
130 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? 119
131 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for female Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 120
132 "Perspectives for young Refugees" B017
133 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? 121
134 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? 122
135 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? 123
136 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 124
138 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course start? 125
139 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course finish? 126
140 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Refugees” course? 127
141 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 128
142 KompAS B019
143 When did the "KompAS" start? 129
144 When did the "KompAS" course finish? 130
145 Did you take a German language test in order to complete of "KompAS" course? 131
146 How helpful did you find the "KompAS" course for learning vocational German? 132
147 other German language courses B020
148 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? 133
149 When did this other German language course start? 134
150 When did this other German language course finish? 135
151 How many hours was the total duration of the German languages course? 136
152 Which is the highest level that have been certified for your German language level? 137
154 Leap-Dummy [Overlay of the official hearing from Q152 of the survey 2017] 138
155 When did you receive the proof of arrival or a certificate of registration as an asylum seeker (BüMA)? 139
156 Have you already officially applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? 140
157 In the previous survey, you told us that the official hearing for your application for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had not yet taken place. We would, therefore, like to ask you questions about your application for asylum again. When did you make your official application for asylum to BAMF? 141
158 Is this current application for asylum the first time you applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 142
159 When did you first apply for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 143
160 Has the official interview for your current asylum application to the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees already taken place? 144
161 When did the official interview for your current application for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees take place? 145
162 Has an official decision regarding your application for asylum been made yet by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ? 146
163 In the previous survey, you told us that the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had not yet made a decision regarding your application for asylum. Has this changed? Has the German Federal Agency of Migration and Refugees made an official decision about your application for asylum? 147
164 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? 148
165 Has your application for asylum been approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 149
166 Have you officially challenged the decision and brought a court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 150
167 In the previous survey, you told us that the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had made a decision regarding your application for asylum: Have you officially challenged the decision and begun court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 151
168 Was your court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees successful? 152
169 Which residence title do you currently hold? Please check the Immigration Authority's label in your passport. 153
170 Until when is your residence allowed in Germany? 154
172 As foreigner in a foreign country it is sometimes difficult to find one’s way. Have you received support in dealing with the immigration office since your arrival in Germany? 155
173 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. 156
174 Do you know about the refugee and asylum advice services available? 157
175 Do you know the offer for return counseling? 158
176 Do you know the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? 159
177 How helpful was the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? 160
178 Do you know other institutionalized counseling services on migration and integration (e.g. youth migration service)? 161
179 Do you know the general employment market advisory service at the German Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit], the Jobcenter? 162
181 If you think about your experiences with offices (BAMF, BA, others) so far, how fair do you feel treated? 163
182 Which of the authorities listed below did you last have contact with? 164
183 Please think about your last talk to your person in charge („Sachbearbeiter/in“). How far do the following items apply? 165
184 My person in charge thoroughly and intellegibly explained the rules and regulations to me. 166
185 My person in charge gave me exact reasons for the making of their decision. 167
186 My person in charge provided information openly and honestly. 168
187 My person in charge uttered inapppropriate remarks and comments. 169
188 My person in charge treated my politely and respectfully. 170
189 My person in charge informed me in time about important facts and details. 171
190 My person in charge adapted his advices and explanations to my personal needs. 172
191 First, to what extent do you agree with the following statement: The office communicated their decisions and instructions in an understandable manner. 173
192 To what extent do you agree with the following statement: The processing times of my concerns at the office were adequate. 174
193 Compared to other refugees, how often have you felt disadvantaged because of your origin at… 175
194 Trust in institutions B023a
195 How much do you personally trust each of the institutions in Germany? 176
196 How much do you trust the public administration? 177
197 How much do you personally trust the german government? 178
198 How much do you personally trust the legal system? 179
199 How much do you personally trust the police? 180
201 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 181
202 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 182
203 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 183
204 At this time, are you actively seeking an opportunity for vocational training? 184
205 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? 185
207 What type of vocational training or continuing professional development course is it? 186
208 What type of general education establishment is it? 187
209 What type of college / university is it? 188
210 What type of vocational training is it? 189
211 What type of further training/retraining is that? 190
213 Since your last interview, have you attempted to have a professional qualification you gained abroad recognised in Germany? 191
214 Which qualification obtained abroad are you continuing/have you begun to seek recognition for? 192
216 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 194
217 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 195
218 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 196
219 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 197
220 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 198
221 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 199
222 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 200
223 What was the decision stated in the notification? 201
224 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 202
226 In the following questions, we ask you for more specific information on your formal educational qualifications. By this we mean qualifications you got from your school education, vocational training or higher education/university. We do not mean continuing professional development training lasting less than 6 months full time. 203
227 Do you have a school degree, a university degree or a vocational qualification abroad - ie in a country other than Germany? 204
228 Foreign educational qualifications and recognition of qualifications in Germany (Filtergroup 2) B028
229 How many diplomas, degrees or vocational qualifications did you complete abroad? 205
230 Where did you graduate from your highest foreign school, university degree or vocational qualification? 206
231 We would now like to know which highest foreign educational qualification you have made - in the appropriate language. Please enter the answers to the following questions yourself. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 207
232 Highest foreign educational qualification and recognition in Germany B029
233 What is your highest foreign school qualification, university qualification or vocational qualification? 208
234 In which year did you do this qualification? 209
236 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 210
237 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 211
238 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 212
239 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 213
240 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 214
241 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 215
242 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 216
243 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 217
244 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 218
245 What was the decision stated in the notification? 219
246 Does the qualification confirmed in the notification correspond to the profession you trained for or to your higher education qualification/university degree? 220
247 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 221
249 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 222
250 Let's talk about the next of these qualifications. Where did you achieve the other foreign school leaving certificate, higher education qualifications/university degree or vocational training qualification? 222a
251 You indicated earlier that you have made several degrees abroad. Let's move on to the next of these deals. Where did you make the further foreign school leaving certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 223
253 What foreign qualification is that? 225
254 In which year did you do this qualification? 226
255 Application for recognition B032
256 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 227
257 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 228
258 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 229
259 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 230
260 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 231
261 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 232
262 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 233
263 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 234
264 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 235
265 What was the decision stated in the notification? 236
266 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 237
267 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 238
268 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 239
269 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 240
270 Third foreign education B033
271 Where did you complete this other foreign qualification? 241
272 What foreign qualification is that? 242
273 In which year did you do this qualification? 243
274 Application for recognition B034
275 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 244
276 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 245
277 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 246
278 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 247
279 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 248
280 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 249
281 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 250
282 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 251
284 What was the decision stated in the notification? 253
285 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 254
286 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 255
287 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 256
288 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 257
289 Fourth foreign education B035
292 In which year did you do this qualification? 260
294 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 261
295 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 262
296 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 263
297 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 264
298 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 265
299 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 266
300 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 267
301 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 268
302 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 269
303 What was the decision stated in the notification? 270
304 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 271
305 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 272
306 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 273
307 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 274
308 Fifth foreign education degree B037
310 Which foreign qualification is that? 276
311 In which year did you do this qualification? 277
312 Application for recognition B038
313 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 278
314 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 279
315 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 280
316 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 281
317 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 282
318 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 283
319 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 284
320 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 285
321 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 286
322 What was the decision stated in the notification? 287
323 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 288
324 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 289
325 Canceled trainings B039
326 Did you ever start a school, vocational training or university degree abroad, ie in a country other than Germany, without graduating at the end? 290
327 First canceled training B040
328 Where did you last start a foreign school, vocational training or studies without graduating? 291
329 What foreign degree did you want to do there? 292
330 When did you complete this education or training? 293
332 Have you finished school, completed an apprenticeship or completed a university degree since 31 December 2016? 294
333 When did you finish school, vocational training or university/higher education? 295
334 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 296
335 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 297
336 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 298
337 Please state degree: 299
338 What kind of university degree is this? 300
339 Please indicate the type of degree, for example the degree. 301
341 What kind of vocational qualification is that? 303
342 Please indicate the name of the training occupation. 304
343 What was last year: job break B042
344 After 31 December 2016, did you stop working in an occupation or leave a job that you previously held? 305
345 When did you leave your last job? 306
347 How did that job end? 308
348 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 309
350 Current Employment Status 310
351 Are you currently working? 311
352 Not employed B044
353 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 312
354 Approximately when do you want to start working? 313
355 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 314
356 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? 315
357 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 316
358 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 317
359 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 318
360 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 319
361 Which of the following options have you used so far to find a job? 320
362 Where does this person come from? 321
364 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2017? 322
365 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2017? 323
366 When did you start your current position? 324
367 What type of occupational change was that? 325
368 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? 326
369 How many months did this break in employment last? 327
372 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 329
373 How did you find out about this job? 330
374 Where does this person come from? 331
375 What is your current occupation? 332
376 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 333
377 Does this activity correspond to your occupation learned in the country of origin? 334
378 Did you recognize this profession learned in your country of origin in Germany? 335
379 What kind of training is usually required for this occupation? 336
381 Since when have you been working for your current employer? 338
382 Which job position do you currently hold? 339
383 Which job position do you currently hold as a worker? 340
384 Which job position do you currently hold as a permanent employee? 341
385 In which profession do you currently work self-employed? 342
386 How many employees do you have? 343
387 Which job position do you currently hold as an apprentice/trainee or intern? 344
388 Do you work in the public service (e.g. federal government, regional government, local government)? 345
389 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 346
390 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 347
391 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 348
392 How many employees does the company have? Not meant here is the local establishment if necessary. 349
393 Would you say your monthly net income i.e. the income you receive after tax and compulsory deductions is unjustly low, just, or unjustly high? 350
394 In your opinion, what would be a just level of net monthly income after tax and compulsory deductions for you? 351
395 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? 352
396 How many days do you usually work per week? 353
397 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 354
398 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 355
399 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 356
400 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 357
402 Do you work overtime? 359
403 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? 360
404 Did you work overtime in the last month? 361
405 How much overtime did you do in the last month? 362
406 Did you celebrate overtime last month? 363
407 How much overtime did you celebrate last month? 364
408 Were you paid overtime in the last month? 365
409 How much overtime did you receive during the last month? 366
410 What were your gross earnings, including overtime paid, in the past month? 367
411 What were your net earnings for the past month, after deductions for taxes and social insurance contributions, including overtime payments? 368
413 The following questions are about wages / salary in the 2017 calendar year and about your retirement / pension, state payments or other financial support you received in the 2017 calendar year or are receiving currently. 369
414 Did you personally receive wages / salary as an employee in the 2017 calendar year? 370
415 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you personally receive wages / salary as an employee? 371
416 On average, how much in wages / salary did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 372
417 Have you personally received pension payments during the past month, or did you receive these payments in the 2017 calendar year? 373
418 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you personally receive pension payments? 374
419 On average, how much in pension payments did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 375
421 Have you personally received unemployment benefit payments during the past month, or did you receive these payments in the 2017 calendar year? 377
422 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you receive unemployment benefit payments? 378
423 On average, how much in unemployment benefit payments did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 379
424 How much unemployment benefit was paid to you in the last month? 380
425 Would you say your monthly income from unemployment benefit is unjustly low, just, or unjustly high? 381
426 In your opinion, what would be a fair monthly amount of unemployment benefit for you? 382
427 Have you personally received unemployment benefit (also known as Hartz IV)/income support in the last month or did you receive it in the 2017 calendar year? 383
428 For how many months did you receive unemployment benefit (also known as Hartz IV)/income support in the 2017 calendar year? 384
429 In the last month, have you personally received payments under the BAföG student loan system, a grant or bursary, or a vocational training allowance, or did you receive these payments in the 2017 calendar year? 385
430 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you receive payments from the BAföG student loan system, a grant or bursary, or a vocational training allowance? 386
431 What was the average monthly amount that you received in the 2017 calendar year from the BAföG student loan system, the grant or bursary, or the vocational training allowance? 387
432 How much was the payment that you received under the BAföG, the grant or bursary or vocational training allowance in the last month? 388
433 Have you personally received other financial support during the past month, or did you receive this other financial support in the 2017 calendar year? 389
434 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you receive other financial support? 390
435 What was the average monthly amount of other financial support that you received in the 2017 calendar year? 391
436 What was the total amount of other financial support paid to you in the last month? 392
438 Now, please think back to the last full year, i.e. to 2017. Here is a sort of calendar. On the left, you can see what you could have been last year. Please go through the list and indicate which job or status applies to you in each of the 12 months. 393
441 In this next part of the survey, we wish to find out more about what is important to you regarding your professional future. Even though we cannot offer you a place on a training course or a job, yet, in this section, we would like you to imagine that somebody has sent you two completely different offers and you have to choose between them. One of the offers is the possibility of commencing training. The training alternates between two locations – in a company and at a vocational college. If you complete the training, you’ll receive a German vocational qualification. To pass the training, you must take a final exam. The other offer gives you the opportunity to start in a simple job, mainly involving helping people, and you don’t need a German qualification to do this. Take a careful look at both offers on the next page and think about whether you would choose the training or the job. 396
442 Offer of a simple, basic job 397
443 You do not have to be qualified. The salary is €1350 per month. The risk of unemployment in this job is high. 398
444 Offer of a place on a training course 399
445 Which offer would you choose? In both instances, you can start straight away. 400
446 Please tell us your reason for rejecting both offers! 401
448 How would you describe your current state of health? 402
450 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 403
451 How do you cope with other strenuous daily tasks, e.g. if you have to lift something heavy or agility is needed? Does this affect your health a lot, a little or not at all? 404
452 feel rushed or pressed for time? 405
453 feel down and gloomy? 406
454 feel calm and relaxed? 407
455 feel energetic? 408
456 have severe physical pain? 409
457 feel that due to physical health problems you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday activities? 410
458 feel that due to physical health problems you were limited in some way at work or in everyday activities? 411
459 feel that due to mental health or emotional problems you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday activities? 412
460 feel that due to mental health or emotional problems you carried out your work or everyday tasks less thoroughly than usual? 413
461 feel that due to physical or mental health problems you were limited socially, that is, in contact with friends, acquaintances, or relatives? 414
463 Now, we would like to talk about the feeling of belonging to places or groups of people that are important to you. 415
464 I am troubled by feeling like I have no place in this world. 416
465 I don’t feel as if I’m part of other people’s lives or social groups. 417
466 I feel torn between worlds. 418
467 I feel disconnected from those around me. 419
469 How tall are you? In cm 420
470 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 421
472 Do you worry about your own economic situation? 422
474 Do you worry about anti-foreigner sentiment and xenophobia in Germany? 424
475 Are you worried about the result of your asylum application? 425
476 Are you worried that you will be unable to stay in Germany? 426
477 Are you worried that you will be unable to return to your country of origin? 427
478 Are you worried about having to go back to your country of origin? 428
479 Do you worry about losing your job? 429
480 Parties and politic B055
481 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 430
482 How interested are you in politics in Germany? 431
483 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party or are not eligible to vote. Do you lean towards a particular party? 432
484 Which party in Germany do you tend to? 433
485 How well do you understand the most important political questions in Germany? 434
486 In the last 12 months, how often have you discussed important German political topics with others? 435
487 Now, we would like to ask you some questions about politics and current events. Please answer these questions from memory, without looking the answers up or asking other people. Not many people can answer every question correctly and we will be grateful if you can answer them to the best of your knowledge. 436
489 The German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is more to the left than the German Social-Democratic Party (SPD). 438
490 Which party does the current Chancellor of Germany belong to? 439
491 Which of the following parties currently holds the most seats in the German Parliament? 440
492 How old do you have to be to vote in German parliamentary elections? 441
493 Basic Social Justice Orientations B056
494 Now some questions about the way society works. There are many different views as to what makes a society just, or unjust. Using the scale below, please say how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 442
495 A society is fair when income and wealth are equally distributed among all people. 443
497 A society is fair when hard-working people earn more than others. 445
498 A society is fair when people receive only what they earned through talent and effort 446
499 A society is fair when it takes care of those who are poor and in need regardless of what they give back to society. 447
500 A society is fair when it takes care of people who look after their children or relatives 448
501 A society is fair when people from families with high prestige enjoy privileges in their lives. 449
502 A society is fair when people at the top of society have a better standard of living 450
503 Family B057
504 What is your marital status? 451
505 Where does your spouse live? 452
506 What is your spouse’s first name? 453
507 Did the current partnership already exist before you moved to Germany? 454
508 Who came to Germany first? You or your spouse? 455
509 When did your spouse come to Germany? 456
510 Do you currently have a partner? 457
511 Where does your partner live? 458
512 What is your partner’s first name? 459
513 Did the current partnership already exist before you moved to Germany? 460
514 Who did come first to Germany: You or your partner? 461
515 When did your partner come to Germany? 462
516 Where was your partner born? 463
518 The following questions are about the subsequent immigration of your children or siblings in Germany after your arrival. 464
519 Do you have any children that came to Germany after you did? 465
520 How many of your children came to Germany after you did? 466
521 When did this child come to Germany? 467
522 Did your children come to Germany together? 468
523 When did these children come to Germany? 469
524 When did the first child come to Germany? 470
525 When did the second child come to Germany? 471
526 When did the third child come to Germany? 472
527 When did the fourth child come to Germany? 473
528 When did the fifth child come to Germany? 474
529 When did the sixth child come to Germany? 475
530 When did the sixth child come to Germany? 476
531 When did the eigth child come to Germany? 477
532 Do you have any siblings that came to Germany after you did? 478
533 How many of your siblings came to Germany after you did? 479
534 When did this sibling come to Germany? 480
535 Did your siblings come to Germany together? 481
536 When did your siblings come to Germany? 482
537 When did the first sibling come to Germany? 483
538 When did the second sibling come to Germany? 484
539 When did the third sibling come to Germany? 485
540 When did the fourth sibling come to Germany? 486
541 When did the fifth sibling come to Germany? 487
543 Last year, meaning in 2017, did you personally make any payments or provide financial support to relatives or other persons who do not live in this household? 488
544 What total amount of money did you pay to support your parents or parents-in-law in 2017? 489
545 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 490
546 What total amount of money did you pay to support your children in 2017? 491
547 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 492
548 What total amount of money did you pay to support your spouse or former spouse 2017? 493
549 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 494
551 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 496
552 What total amount of money did you pay to support non-relatives in 2017? 497
553 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 498
554 Family changes 2017 B060
555 Has your family situation changed in any way since 31 December 2016? 499
556 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I have a new partner 500
557 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I moved in with my partner 501
558 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I got married / entered into a same-sex civil partnership 502
559 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I became a mother / father (again) 503
560 When did the following change in your family situation occur? A child joined the household 504
561 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My son / daughter left the household 505
562 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My spouse / partner and I have separated 506
563 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I got divorced / my same-sex civil partnership was annulled 507
564 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My spouse / partner died 508
565 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My father died 509
566 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My mother died 510
567 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My child died 511
568 When did the following change in your family situation occur? Someone else who was living in the household died 512
570 Do you have German citizenship? 513
571 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 514
572 What second nationality do you have next to the Germans? 515
574 When were you granted German nationality? 517
575 What is your country of citizenship? 518
576 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship? 519
577 When you think about your future, where would you like to live? 520
578 What needs to change in your country of origin so that you could return there? 521
580 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 523
581 How often have you personally experienced being disadvantaged in Germany because of your origin? 524
582 Preferences in place of living (Filtergroup 2) B062
583 The following questions are about whether you would like to live in a big city, a middle city, a small town or in the countryside. 525
584 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a big city? 526
585 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a middle city? 527
586 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a small town? 528
587 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in the countryside? 529
599 Questions about father (filtergroup 2 and 3) B065
605 What school leaving certificate does your father hold? 544
611 How often do you travel by bus? 549
612 Is the underground / local rail network easy to get to? 550
613 How often do you travel using the underground / local rail network? 551
614 Are trams easy to get to? 552
615 How often do you travel by tram? 553
616 Is the (regional) rail service easy to get to? 554
623 Which mode of transport do you normally use when you go on a trip for the weekend? 561
626 Which mode of transport do you normally use to get to the place where your integration course, language course or other support measure is held? 564
627 Which mode of transport do you normally use to get to the place where your work experience placement is held? 565
628 Which mode of transport do you normally use for visiting the authorities (government departments etc.)? 566
630 Special More-questions (Only MORE-participants) B067
632 Have you had any contact with “Start with a Friend”? 569
637 Did you end your tandem officially? 574
638 When was your tandem ended? 575
639 Why was your tandem ended? 576
640 Have you applied for a new tandem at "Start with a friend"? 577
641 How many euros have you spent in average for the ticket at a meeting? 578
648 In how far do you agree to the following statements with regard to your tandem? 585
649 I had fun with the tandemrelationship. 586
654 Consent form / Record Linkage IEB B068
655 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. 591
656 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. 592
657 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. 593
662 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? 597
672 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? 607
673 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? 608
674 Is there any other important information that you would like to add about this interview? 609
588 Where did you spend the last year before your move to Germany? 530
589 Where did you spend most of your childhood up to the age of 15? 531
592 Where does your mother currently live? 532
593 In which year did your mother die? 533
594 When did your mother move to Germany? 534
595 In which year was your mother born? 535
596 Where was your mother born? 536
597 What school leaving certificate does your mother hold? 537
598 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? 538
600 Where does your father currently live? 539
601 In which year did your father die? 540
602 When did your father move to Germany? 541
603 In which year was your father born? 542
604 Where were your father born? 543
606 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? 545
607 Mobility: Usage of transport modes B066
608 Do you own a bicycle? 546
609 Which kinds of public transport are available here, where you live? 547
610 Are buses easy to get to? 548
617 How often do you travel by (regional) rail services? 555
618 Are shared taxis easy to get to? 556
619 How often do you travel by shared taxi? 557
620 Which mode of transport do you usually use for the following purposes? 558
621 Which mode of transport do you normally use to get to work or the place where you’re doing your training? 559
622 Which mode of transport do you normally use when you have to buy larger items for your household? 560
624 Which mode of transport do you normally use for miscellaneous activities or leisure pursuits in your free time (e.g. sport, cinema or cultural events)? 562
625 Which mode of transport do you normally use when taking your child to kindergarten/school/to visit friends etc? 563
629 How satisfied are you currently with your life in general? 567
631 During the last interview, you were invited to take part in a tandem arranged by “Start with a Friend”. We’re interested to know what your contact with the organisation and your tandem partner has been like. 568
633 Have you met with agents from “Start with a Friend”? 570
634 Why did the first contact between you and “Start with a Friend” not work out? 571
635 Did you and your tandem partner meet in person? 572
636 Is your tandem still taking place? 573
642 How many minutes have you spent on the ride per meeting in the tandem there and back? 579
643 Which of the following activities have you done together since the beginning of the tandem? 580
644 How is it with you, how much do you agree to the following statements: 581
645 I see a friend in my tandempartner. 582
646 My tandempartner and I have talked open about feelings and thoughts, that somebody would not tell everyone. 583
647 How satisfied are you with the course of the tandem? 584
650 Sometimes I was frustrated, how less has changed for me through the tandem. 587
651 Sometimes I had the feeling, that my tandempartner would like to do something else. 588
652 I think that my tandempartner and me are a nice match. 589
658 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. 594
659 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. 595
661 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? 596
663 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? 598
653 Sometimes there are things that can make the relationship with a tandem partner difficult. Do one or more of these things apply to you? 590
664 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? 599
666 Approximately how old is the interpreter? 601
667 Is the interpreter male or female? 602
668 What language did the other person translate into? 603
669 Approximately how old is the other person? 604
670 Is the other person male or female? 605
671 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? 606
5 Personal details 5
27 Normal day B004
67 Where does this person come from? 62
171 Consulting B022
180 Procedural and Interactional Justice B023
206 Training currently B025
215 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 193
225 Educational qualifications from abroad (CAMCES; Filtergroup 2) B027
283 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 252
291 Which foreign qualification is that? 259
293 Application for recognition B036
331 What was in the last year: Education B041
340 Please indicate the field of study. 302
346 How long were you employed at that job? 307
363 Change of job since the end of 2016 B045
371 Your current job 328
380 In which economic sector/branch of industry/service area is the company or institution that you work for? 337
401 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 358
420 How much pension did you receive in the last month? 376
437 calendar B048
439 Bitte achten Sie darauf, dass für jeden Monat mindestens ein Kästchen angekreuzt sein muss. Auch wenn etwas kürzer als ein Monat war, geben Sie es bitte im entsprechenden Monat an. Bei mehreren Tätigkeiten pro Monat, geben Sie bitte alles zutreffende an. 394
440 IAB-Vignette B049
488 When talking about politics, you often hear the terms “left” and “right”. Can you tell me whether the following sentence is true or false? 437
496 A society is fair when differences in income are small 444
517 Family Reunion B058
542 Remittances B059
550 What total amount of money did you pay to support other relatives in 2017? 495
569 Citizenship and Origin B061
573 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 516
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Name: soep-core-2018-pb-m345-wieder

Label: Individual and Biography (M3-M5, Follow-up) 2018


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