Individual (M1-M2) 2018[instrument]

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7 Do you believe that most people ... 5
36 How many days of the course were half-days or a few hours? 33
42 How long were you employed at that job? 39
48 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 45
56 Your current job B3
71 What is your current occupational status? 67
89 Is an hourly wage or monthly salary agreed upon in your work contract? 85
111 How likely is it that you will experience the following career changes within the next two years? 107
152 Do you follow a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet? 145
168 Sometimes doctors suggest medical tests or treatments that patients have to pay for themselves because the services are not covered by their health insurance. Sometimes patients also request these "individual health services" (Individuelle Gesundheitsleistungen, orIGeL) Themselves. Such services may include ultrasounds, blood tests, glaucoma and cancer screenings, and many others. In the last year - that is - in 2015 - did you utilize any "individual health services"? 161
186 Country of Origin B10
194 Did you come to Germany as a refugee, for example, to escape war, hunger, or persecution? 185
200 Family situation B11
202 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 192
163 What do you pay for that per month? 156
169 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 162
182 And to what extent? 174
58 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? 54
59 When did you start your current position? 55
69 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 65
70 When did you start working for your current employer? 66
73 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 69
207 I will read you a series of statements. To what degree do you personally agree with each statement? 197
219 Other notes H
1 Please enter according to address protocol. 0
5 Do you feel that what you are doing in your life is valuable and useful? 3
6 What is your opinion on the following three statements? 4
8 Would you say that people usually ... 6
9 What is your circle of friends like: How many of your friends are not from Germany or have parents who are not from Germany, in other words, have a migration background? 7
10 What would you say: How many close friends do you have and how many of them are co-workers? 8
11 To what degree do the following statements apply to you personally? 9
12 How often do you ... 10
13 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? 11
14 How often do you ... 12
15 Do you use online banking? 13
16 Would you describe yourself as an impatient or a patient person in general? 14
17 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 15
18 How would you describe yourself: Do you generally think things over for a long time before acting – in other words, are you not impulsive at all? Or do you generally act without thinking things over for long, in other words, are you very impulsive? 16
19 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 17
20 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 18
21 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 19
22 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 20
23 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 21
25 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 23
32 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 29
33 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2017? 30
35 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 32
37 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 34
38 How much did you spend on the further vocational training programs? 35
43 How did that job end? 40
44 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 41
45 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 42
46 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 43
47 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 44
49 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 46
50 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? 47
51 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 48
53 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 50
54 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 51
55 How likely is it that one or more of the following occupational changes will take place in your life within the next two years? 52
57 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? 53
60 What type of occupational change was that? 56
61 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? 57
62 How many months did this break in employment last? 58
63 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 59
64 How did you find out about this job? 60
65 What is your current position/occupation? 61
66 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 62
67 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 63
68 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 64
72 Do you work for a public sector employer? 68
74 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 70
75 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 71
76 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 72
92 Are you entitled to paid breaks? 88
97 If you do work overtime, is the work paid, compensated with time off, or not compensated at all? 93
101 What did you earn from your work last month? Please state both: gross income, which means income before deduction of taxes and social security and net income, which means income after deduction of taxes, social security, and unemployment and health insurance. 97
102 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 98
103 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 99
104 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 100
105 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 101
106 What is the gross monthly value calculated for your use of a company vehicle as a non-monetary benefit included in your total compensation package? 102
107 Were you employed in the last year—in other words, in 2017? 103
108 The following question deals with your labor intensity. Labor intensity is usually defined in terms of piece work requirements or target agreements—for example, sales targets or quality targets. But even without any such requirements, it is still possible to measure how much you achieve on a regular working day. 104
109 Sometimes there are changes in the tools and technologies of the workplace—for example, when new technologies, devices, or working or production processes are introduced. What about you? Have there been any changes of this kind in your job in 2017? 105
110 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 106
112 In addition to the main activity one can still carry out secondary activities or volunteer activities. Do you practice one or more secondary or voluntary activities? 108
113 How many secondary jobs, including voluntary work, do you currently practice in total? 109
114 What kind of sideline / volunteer work is this? 110
115 What is your current occupational status? 111
117 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450 / 850-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? 113
122 Which of the following sources of income did you personally receive in the last month? For all applicable income sources, please state the total gross amount in the last month. 118
131 How high are the monthly pension claims that you have accrued so far? In other words, how much would you receive in monthly pension payments according to your current information from the German Pension Insurance? 125
132 Do you have a Riester or Rürup pension plan? 126
134 Did you make payments into your pension plan in 2012? If so, for how many months and how much per month? 128
135 Aside from your statutory pension, do you also have a supplementary company pension plan or a supplementary pension plan for public employees (such as bAV, VBL)? 129
136 What type of supplementary company pension plan or supplementary pension plan for public employees do you have? 130
137 Are you using deferred compensation? 131
138 How many occupational pension plans from different employers do you have in total? 132
144 During the last four weeks, how often did you: 137
145 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 138
146 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 139
147 What type of disability do you have? 140
148 Do you currently smoke, whether cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars? 141
149 How many cigarettes, pipes or cigars do you smoke per day? 142
150 Do you smoke e-cigarettes? 143
151 How often do you eat meat, fish, or poultry? 144
153 How tall are you? In cm 146
154 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 147
155 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 148
156 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 149
159 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 152
160 How many days were you unable to work in 2016 due to illness? 153
161 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 154
162 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 155
164 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2015? 157
165 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 158
166 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 159
167 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 160
170 What do you pay for that per month? 163
171 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 164
172 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 165
173 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 166
174 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 167
175 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 168
176 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 169
177 Attitudes and opinions B9
178 How concerned are you about the following issues? 170
179 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 171
180 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party. Do you lean towards a particular party? 172
181 Which party do you lean toward? 173
183 And how was it at the last general election (Bundestagswahl) on September 22, 2013? Which party did you vote for? 175
184 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 176
185 Which of the following activities relating to refugee issues have you engaged in since last year and which do you plan to (also) engage in the future? 177
187 Do you have German citizenship? 178
188 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 179
189 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 180
190 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 181
191 What is your country of citizenship? 182
192 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 183
193 What is your residence status in Germany? 184
195 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 186
196 How long were you there in total? 187
197 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 188
198 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 189
199 To what extent do you feel German? 190
201 What is your marital status? 191
203 Does your partner live with you in this household? 193
204 What is the name of your (marital) partner? 194
205 How do you and your partner (or spouse) decide what to do with the income that one or both of you receive? 195
206 Who has the last word in your relationship / marriage when making important financial decisions? 196
208 And now a question about your donations. We understand donations here as giving money for social, church, cultural, community, and charitable aims, without receiving any direct compensation in return. These donations can be large sums of money but also smaller sums, for example, the change one puts into a collection box. We also count church offerings. Did you donate money last year, in 2014 – not counting membership fees? 198
210 In the last year, that is, in 2016, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 200
211 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2015? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 201
212 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered? 202
213 Realisation of the interview B12
214 What is the date today and what time did you finish filling out the questionnaire? A
215 How was the interview conducted? B
216 Duration of the interview C
217 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? D
218 Did you use a translation during the survey? E
220 I confirm that this interview was carried out correctly. The child's parents / legal guardians gave their consent to the interview with the child. Int
77 What is your employer's postcode (at the specific location where you work)? 73
78 There are very different working arrangements nowadays. Which of the following applies to your work best? 74
79 Belong to your working time special forms such as standby service, call service or work on call? 75
80 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? 76
81 How many days do you usually work per week? 77
82 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 78
83 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 79
84 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 80
85 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? 81
86 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 82
87 How is your working time monitored? 83
88 Why don’t you keep track of your working hours? 84
90 Aside from what is specified in your employment contract: Was your gross wage in the last month below 10 euros per hour, or was it 10 euros or more per hour? 86
91 What was your actual gross wage per hour in the last month? 87
93 How many minutes of paid breaks are you entitled to per working day? 89
94 How many minutes of that do you usually use? 90
95 Do you work overtime? 91
96 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? 92
98 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 94
99 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 95
100 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 96
116 Is this a volunteer activity? 112
118 Do you provide for this mini job, the voluntary contribution to pension insurance? 114
119 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 115
120 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 116
121 What was your gross income for this job last month? 117
123 Which of the following sources of income did you receive in the past calendar year, 2017? For each of the income sources that apply, please state how many months of 2017 you received the income and what the average monthly income amount was. 119
124 Additional questions for employed persons B5
125 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2014)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 120
0 The questions contained in this questionnaire are for all household members who were born in or before 2000. Your participation is voluntary, but the scientific relevance of this study depends crucially on the participation of every member of every household. We therefore cordially request that you either: – allow our staff member to interview you or – carefully fill out this questionnaire yourself. Intro
2 Your current life situation B1
3 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 1
4 I will now read off a number of feelings. For each one, please state how often you experienced this feeling in the last four weeks. How often have you felt … 2
24 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? 22
26 How were things last year? B2
27 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2016? 24
28 When did you finish school, vocational training or university/higher education? 25
29 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 26
30 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 27
31 Is this degree / certificate / diploma recognized in Germany? 28
39 Was the organizer of the further vocational training program or one of the programs a university, technical college, or similar institution? 36
40 Have you left a job since December 31, 2016? 37
41 When did you leave your last job? 38
126 Last year (2014), did you receive money to cover travel expenses or an allowance to cover use of local public transit (e.g., a Jobticket)? If so, please indicate the value thereof: 121
127 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners B6
128 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 122
129 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2016. We have provided a kind of calendar below. Listed on the left are various employment characteristics that may have applied to you last year. Please go through the various months and check all the months in which you were employed, unemployed, etc. 123
130 Do you have pension claims (Anwartschaften) from the statutory pension insurance (gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung)? 124
139 How high are the claims you have accrued so far to company pensions? 133
140 Health and Illness B8
141 How would you describe your current health? 134
142 When you have to climb several flights of stairs on foot, does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 135
143 And what about other demanding everyday activities, such as when youhave to lift something heavy or do something requiring physical mobility: Does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 136
157 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2016? 150
158 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year, i.e. 2016? 151
34 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2017? 31
52 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 49
133 Are you already receiving a Riester or Ru¨rup pension? 127
209 How high was the total sum of money that you donated last year? 199
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Label: Individual (M1-M2) 2018

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