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

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23 Would you say that people usually ... 21
17 Trust and network B003
324 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 289
137 Perspectives for refugees B018
282 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 251
505 Where does your spouse live? 452
41 Cultural and political participation B005
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
97 Language Proficiency B008
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
62 Important persons B006
294 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 261
153 Legal Status B021
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
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
169 Which residence title do you currently hold? Please check the Immigration Authority's label in your passport. 153
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
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
590 Parents (Filtergroup 2 and 3) B063
591 Questions about mother (Filtergroup 2 and 3) B064
22 Do you believe that most people ... 20
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
660 Interview-Questions B070
665 What language did the interpreter translate into? 600
516 Where was your partner born? 463
109 In which language do you speak here in Germany as part of your education? 101
33 Errands and shopping? 30
139 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course finish? 126
263 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 234
2 Which language combination should be used for the interview? 2
0 Introduction and language choice B001
1 Living in Germany Survey about the living situation of asylum seekers in Germany 2018 1
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
276 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 245
360 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 319
571 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 514
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
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
518 The following questions are about the subsequent immigration of your children or siblings in Germany after your arrival. 464
538 When did the second sibling come to Germany? 484
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
194 Trust in institutions B023a
195 How much do you personally trust each of the institutions in Germany? 176
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
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
85 Where does this person come from? 80
18 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 16
15 How satisfied are you in general with your current living arrangements? 14
14 How satisfied are you with your current health? 13
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
25 What would you say? How many close friends do you have? 23
29 Learning the German language? 26
31 Employment or part-time employment, including journey time? 28
30 Training, continuing professional development, studying; including school, university studies or doctoral studies? 27
32 Visits to authorities? 29
38 Physical activities such as sports, fitness, exercise? 35
45 How often do you have contact to Germans in your neighborhood? 41
98 The following questions are about your actually languages skills and using in normal day 91
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
42 How often do you spend time with people from your country of origin who are not related to you? 38
48 How often do you go to eat or drink in a cafe, restaurant or bar? 44
53 Artistic and musical activities (painting, music, photography, theater, dance) 49
49 Keeping in touch with friends or relatives abroad (by telephone, e-mail, Internet phone, skype, etc.) 45
51 Going on an excursion or short trip 47
50 Using online social networks (such as Facebook / Google+ / Xing) 46
58 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? 54
56 Going to the cinema, pop concerts, dance events, clubs 52
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
59 Regular, e.g. weekly, contact between refugees and locals are a good way for refugees to improve their German. 55
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
65 Where does this person come from? 60
69 Where does this person come from? 64
72 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fifth person is: 67
71 Where does this person come from? 66
99 How well can you speak English? 92
73 Where does this person come from? 68
79 Where does this person come from? 74
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
77 Where does this person come from? 72
84 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The first person is: 79
83 Where does this person come from? 78
81 Where does this person come from? 76
88 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The third person is: 83
87 Where does this person come from? 82
89 Where does this person come from? 84
94 Exodus route (Filtergroup 2) B007
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
90 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fourth person is: 85
93 Where does this person come from? 88
95 Did you use one of the following main routes on your journey or flight to Germany? 89
91 Where does this person come from? 86
105 language usage in everyday life B012
106 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 98
103 How well can you write in German ? 96
104 How well can you read in German ? 97
101 How well can you read in English? 94
107 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 99
595 In which year was your mother born? 535
108 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? 100
579 And how strongly do you feel welcome in Germany? 522
111 Integration and other language courses in Germany 103
112 Integration courses BAMF B014
119 German language promotion ESF-BAMF / §45a AufenthG B015
117 For which language ability level did you get certification in the integration course? 108
115 When did the integration course finish? 106
118 How helpful did you find the integration course for learning German? 109
114 When did the integration course start? 105
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
116 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your integration course? 107
127 Perspectives for female Refugees B016
128 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? 117
125 How helpful did you find this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 115
123 Did you attend a German test to complete this job-related German language program of the BAMF? 113
126 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? 116
122 When was the end of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 112
132 "Perspectives for young Refugees" B017
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
133 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? 121
131 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for female Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 120
136 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 124
130 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? 119
142 KompAS B019
147 other German language courses B020
140 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Refugees” course? 127
146 How helpful did you find the "KompAS" course for learning vocational German? 132
145 Did you take a German language test in order to complete of "KompAS" course? 131
144 When did the "KompAS" course finish? 130
141 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? 128
154 Leap-Dummy [Overlay of the official hearing from Q152 of the survey 2017] 138
149 When did this other German language course start? 134
148 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? 133
150 When did this other German language course finish? 135
156 Have you already officially applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? 140
158 Is this current application for asylum the first time you applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 142
155 When did you receive the proof of arrival or a certificate of registration as an asylum seeker (BüMA)? 139
159 When did you first apply for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 143
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
162 Has an official decision regarding your application for asylum been made yet by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ? 146
164 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? 148
160 Has the official interview for your current asylum application to the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees already taken place? 144
168 Was your court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees successful? 152
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
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
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
175 Do you know the offer for return counseling? 158
181 If you think about your experiences with offices (BAMF, BA, others) so far, how fair do you feel treated? 163
183 Please think about your last talk to your person in charge („Sachbearbeiter/in“). How far do the following items apply? 165
185 My person in charge gave me exact reasons for the making of their decision. 167
182 Which of the authorities listed below did you last have contact with? 164
186 My person in charge provided information openly and honestly. 168
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
192 To what extent do you agree with the following statement: The processing times of my concerns at the office were adequate. 174
187 My person in charge uttered inapppropriate remarks and comments. 169
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
198 How much do you personally trust the legal system? 179
199 How much do you personally trust the police? 180
197 How much do you personally trust the german government? 178
204 At this time, are you actively seeking an opportunity for vocational training? 184
207 What type of vocational training or continuing professional development course is it? 186
202 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 182
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
201 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 181
203 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 183
398 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 355
210 What type of vocational training is it? 189
214 Which qualification obtained abroad are you continuing/have you begun to seek recognition for? 192
220 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 198
219 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 197
406 Did you celebrate overtime last month? 363
217 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 195
216 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 194
228 Foreign educational qualifications and recognition of qualifications in Germany (Filtergroup 2) B028
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
230 Where did you graduate from your highest foreign school, university degree or vocational qualification? 206
229 How many diplomas, degrees or vocational qualifications did you complete abroad? 205
232 Highest foreign educational qualification and recognition in Germany B029
233 What is your highest foreign school qualification, university qualification or vocational qualification? 208
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
234 In which year did you do this qualification? 209
241 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 215
407 How much overtime did you celebrate last month? 364
243 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 217
239 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 213
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
246 Does the qualification confirmed in the notification correspond to the profession you trained for or to your higher education qualification/university degree? 220
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
244 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 218
255 Application for recognition B032
253 What foreign qualification is that? 225
257 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 228
256 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 227
254 In which year did you do this qualification? 226
408 Were you paid overtime in the last month? 365
260 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 231
262 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 233
264 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 235
266 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 237
275 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 244
270 Third foreign education B033
274 Application for recognition B034
267 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 238
273 In which year did you do this qualification? 243
271 Where did you complete this other foreign qualification? 241
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
286 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 255
281 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 250
285 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 254
287 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 256
289 Fourth foreign education B035
295 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 262
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
296 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 263
300 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 267
409 How much overtime did you receive during the last month? 366
298 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 265
297 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 264
299 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 266
303 What was the decision stated in the notification? 270
308 Fifth foreign education degree B037
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
304 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 271
306 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 273
312 Application for recognition B038
316 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 281
313 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 278
311 In which year did you do this qualification? 277
317 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 282
319 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 284
321 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 286
325 Canceled trainings B039
327 First canceled training B040
330 When did you complete this education or training? 293
475 Are you worried about the result of your asylum application? 425
323 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 288
328 Where did you last start a foreign school, vocational training or studies without graduating? 291
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
334 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 296
333 When did you finish school, vocational training or university/higher education? 295
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
343 What was last year: job break B042
341 What kind of vocational qualification is that? 303
339 Please indicate the type of degree, for example the degree. 301
344 After 31 December 2016, did you stop working in an occupation or leave a job that you previously held? 305
350 Current Employment Status 310
352 Not employed B044
347 How did that job end? 308
348 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 309
359 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 318
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
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
362 Where does this person come from? 321
366 When did you start your current position? 324
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
476 Are you worried that you will be unable to stay in Germany? 426
374 Where does this person come from? 331
375 What is your current occupation? 332
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
383 Which job position do you currently hold as a worker? 340
381 Since when have you been working for your current employer? 338
387 Which job position do you currently hold as an apprentice/trainee or intern? 344
386 How many employees do you have? 343
385 In which profession do you currently work self-employed? 342
389 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 346
388 Do you work in the public service (e.g. federal government, regional government, local government)? 345
390 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 347
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
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
394 In your opinion, what would be a just level of net monthly income after tax and compulsory deductions for you? 351
399 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 356
402 Do you work overtime? 359
405 How much overtime did you do in the last month? 362
404 Did you work overtime in the last month? 361
400 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 357
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
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
419 On average, how much in pension payments did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 375
418 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you personally receive pension payments? 374
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
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
428 For how many months did you receive unemployment benefit (also known as Hartz IV)/income support in the 2017 calendar year? 384
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
436 What was the total amount of other financial support paid to you in the last month? 392
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
472 Do you worry about your own economic situation? 422
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
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
454 feel calm and relaxed? 407
450 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 403
456 have severe physical pain? 409
452 feel rushed or pressed for time? 405
455 feel energetic? 408
453 feel down and gloomy? 406
448 How would you describe your current state of health? 402
463 Now, we would like to talk about the feeling of belonging to places or groups of people that are important to you. 415
461 feel that due to physical or mental health problems you were limited socially, that is, in contact with friends, acquaintances, or relatives? 414
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
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
470 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 421
480 Parties and politic B055
479 Do you worry about losing your job? 429
481 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 430
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
485 How well do you understand the most important political questions in Germany? 434
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
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
507 Did the current partnership already exist before you moved to Germany? 454
506 What is your spouse’s first name? 453
504 What is your marital status? 451
508 Who came to Germany first? You or your spouse? 455
509 When did your spouse come to Germany? 456
512 What is your partner’s first name? 459
513 Did the current partnership already exist before you moved to Germany? 460
515 When did your partner come to Germany? 462
514 Who did come first to Germany: You or your partner? 461
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
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
544 What total amount of money did you pay to support your parents or parents-in-law in 2017? 489
546 What total amount of money did you pay to support your children in 2017? 491
554 Family changes 2017 B060
582 Preferences in place of living (Filtergroup 2) B062
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
557 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I moved in with my partner 501
556 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I have a new partner 500
560 When did the following change in your family situation occur? A child joined the household 504
559 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I became a mother / father (again) 503
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
564 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My spouse / partner died 508
562 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My spouse / partner and I have separated 506
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
577 When you think about your future, where would you like to live? 520
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
585 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a middle city? 527
599 Questions about father (filtergroup 2 and 3) B065
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
587 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in the countryside? 529
584 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a big city? 526
586 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a small town? 528
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
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
662 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? 597
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
596 Where was your mother born? 536
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
604 Where were your father born? 543
603 In which year was your father born? 542
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
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
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
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
663 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? 598
661 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? 596
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
668 What language did the other person translate into? 603
664 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? 599
666 Approximately how old is the interpreter? 601
669 Approximately how old is the other person? 604
670 Is the other person male or female? 605
667 Is the interpreter male or female? 602
671 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? 606
5 Personal details 5
27 Normal day B004
171 Consulting B022
180 Procedural and Interactional Justice B023
206 Training currently B025
225 Educational qualifications from abroad (CAMCES; Filtergroup 2) B027
67 Where does this person come from? 62
291 Which foreign qualification is that? 259
293 Application for recognition B036
331 What was in the last year: Education B041
283 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 252
363 Change of job since the end of 2016 B045
371 Your current job 328
437 calendar B048
440 IAB-Vignette B049
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
380 In which economic sector/branch of industry/service area is the company or institution that you work for? 337
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
496 A society is fair when differences in income are small 444
517 Family Reunion B058
542 Remittances B059
569 Citizenship and Origin B061
573 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 516
215 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 193
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
237 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 211
165 Has your application for asylum been approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 149
261 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 232
7 Please indicate following details: 7
6 We have following information about you: 6
392 How many employees does the company have? Not meant here is the local establishment if necessary. 349
208 What type of general education establishment is it? 187
382 Which job position do you currently hold? 339
292 In which year did you do this qualification? 260
211 What type of further training/retraining is that? 190
416 On average, how much in wages / salary did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 372
422 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you receive unemployment benefit payments? 378
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
423 On average, how much in unemployment benefit payments did you receive per month in the 2017 calendar year? 379
414 Did you personally receive wages / salary as an employee in the 2017 calendar year? 370
421 Have you personally received unemployment benefit payments during the past month, or did you receive these payments in the 2017 calendar year? 377
417 Have you personally received pension payments during the past month, or did you receive these payments in the 2017 calendar year? 373
415 For how many months in the 2017 calendar year did you personally receive wages / salary as an employee? 371
82 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fifth person is: 77
353 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 312
346 How long were you employed at that job? 307
245 What was the decision stated in the notification? 219
314 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 279
184 My person in charge thoroughly and intellegibly explained the rules and regulations to me. 166
376 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 333
355 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 314
13 How satisfied are you with your current work situation? 12
102 How well can you speak German? 95
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
26 How many of these narrow friends are also your professionals colleagues? 24
474 Do you worry about anti-foreigner sentiment and xenophobia in Germany? 424
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
151 How many hours was the total duration of the German languages course? 136
218 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 196
240 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 214
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
384 Which job position do you currently hold as a permanent employee? 341
469 How tall are you? In cm 420
161 When did the official interview for your current application for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees take place? 145
78 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The third person is: 73
372 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 329
242 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? 216
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
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
342 Please indicate the name of the training occupation. 304
337 Please state degree: 299
340 Please indicate the field of study. 302
338 What kind of university degree is this? 300
223 What was the decision stated in the notification? 201
55 Going to sporting events 51
351 Are you currently working? 311
580 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 523
236 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? 210
367 What type of occupational change was that? 325
482 How interested are you in politics in Germany? 431
457 feel that due to physical health problems you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday activities? 410
332 Have you finished school, completed an apprenticeship or completed a university degree since 31 December 2016? 294
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
597 What school leaving certificate does your mother hold? 537
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
258 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 229
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
629 How satisfied are you currently with your life in general? 567
277 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 246
605 What school leaving certificate does your father hold? 544
510 Do you currently have a partner? 457
364 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2017? 322
424 How much unemployment benefit was paid to you in the last month? 380
563 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I got divorced / my same-sex civil partnership was annulled 507
561 When did the following change in your family situation occur? My son / daughter left the household 505
558 When did the following change in your family situation occur? I got married / entered into a same-sex civil partnership 502
555 Has your family situation changed in any way since 31 December 2016? 499
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
284 What was the decision stated in the notification? 253
373 How did you find out about this job? 330
379 What kind of training is usually required for this occupation? 336
391 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 348
594 When did your mother move to Germany? 534
247 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 221
672 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? 607
511 Where does your partner live? 458
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
354 Approximately when do you want to start working? 313
315 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 280
581 How often have you personally experienced being disadvantaged in Germany because of your origin? 524
100 How well can you write in English? 93
545 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 490
70 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fourth person is: 65
92 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fifth person is: 87
80 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fourth person is: 75
76 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The second person is: 71
86 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The second person is: 81
166 Have you officially challenged the decision and brought a court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? 150
572 What second nationality do you have next to the Germans? 515
310 Which foreign qualification is that? 276
329 What foreign degree did you want to do there? 292
52 Going to church, attending religious events 48
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
124 What level of certification was awarded to you for this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 114
121 When was the beginning of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? 111
178 Do you know other institutionalized counseling services on migration and integration (e.g. youth migration service)? 161
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
550 What total amount of money did you pay to support other relatives in 2017? 495
547 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? 492
268 Do you have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? 239
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
272 What foreign qualification is that? 242
345 When did you leave your last job? 306
322 What was the decision stated in the notification? 287
606 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? 545
484 Which party in Germany do you tend to? 433
129 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? 118
43 How often do you spend time with German people? 39
170 Until when is your residence allowed in Germany? 154
20 Nowadays one can't rely on anyone 18
19 People can generally be trusted 17
21 If one is dealing with strangers, it is better to be careful before trusting them 19
196 How much do you trust the public administration? 177
35 Looking after children? 32
40 Frustrated waiting period without useful activities? 37
34 Housework such as washing, cooking, cleaning? 31
39 Other leisure activities and hobbies? 36
36 Looking after and treatment of people requiring care? 33
37 Performing building flat / apartment / house repairs, car repairs, gardening work? 34
602 When did your father move to Germany? 541
143 When did the "KompAS" start? 129
365 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2017? 323
152 Which is the highest level that have been certified for your German language level? 137
138 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course start? 125
305 Why did you not apply for recognition of your qualifications? 272
361 Which of the following options have you used so far to find a job? 320
44 How often do you have contact to Germans in your circle of friends? 40
213 Since your last interview, have you attempted to have a professional qualification you gained abroad recognised in Germany? 191
320 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 285
193 Compared to other refugees, how often have you felt disadvantaged because of your origin at… 175
578 What needs to change in your country of origin so that you could return there? 521
54 Taking part in sports 50
221 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 199
179 Do you know the general employment market advisory service at the German Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit], the Jobcenter? 162
209 What type of college / university is it? 188
265 What was the decision stated in the notification? 236
259 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 230
57 Going to cultural events such as opera, classical concerts, theater, exhibitions 53
318 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? 283
238 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 212
222 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 200
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
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Name: soep-core-2018-pb-m345-wieder

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


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