Household (M3/M4) 2016 [instrument]

The influx of refugees to Germany, which rose sharply in the second half of 2015, poses challenges for public policy, government administration, and the population at large. To effectively coordinate lodging and assistance for these refugees and to foster their long-term integration into the labor market, educational system, and other societal spheres, robust and reliable information is needed that can be generalized and applied usefully to the challenges at hand. It is up to the empirical social research to provide a data base for these purposes.
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To meet this need, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the Federal Employment Agency, Research Centre on Migration, Integration, and Asylum of the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin are conducting a comprehensive standardized survey of refugees in Germany based on a qualitative preliminary study. Participation in the survey is voluntary, and the survey is being conducted by specially trained interviewers from the survey institute commissioned to do the fieldwork, TNS Sozialforschung in Munich. Conceptualized as a longitudinal study, the survey will be carried out in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In the first wave of the survey in 2016, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Sample will cover nearly 2,000 adult refugees who arrived in Germany since 2013 seeking asylum.
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Questions about refugees’ living situations and the overall framework conditions
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The study looks at the living situations of refugees as well as their schooling, vocational training, and current occupational situations. It also collects information on refugees’ language use, living situations, family situations, social participation, and contact with both Germans and people of their own ethnic backgrounds. Other focal points of the study, which is conducted using standardized survey instruments, are the impacts of the legal and institutional frameworks for refugees and the effectiveness of various support programs.
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Project Manager

Herbert Brücker (IAB)

Renate Leistner-Rocca (BAMF)

Martin Kroh & Jürgen Schupp (SOEP)
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Survey Management

Elisabeth Liebau (SOEP)

Manuel Siegert (BAMF)

Ehsan Vallizadeh (IAB)
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Survey Institute

Axel Glemser (TNS Infrastest Sozialforschung, Munich)

Andreas Stocker (TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich)
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Survey Documentation

Knut Wenzig (SOEP)

Questions

Sort Question Name
0 Living in Germany Migrationssample Fortführung (M1+M2) Survey 2016 b0
1 Which language should we use? sp1
2 Before handing in the questionnaire, please enter in accordance with the address log: b01
3 The first questions are about your household. When we ask questions about your household or persons in your household, this could mean you alone if you live alone in an apartment or an accommodation unit. However it can also mean the other people living there who together make up a household. As rule these are family members living together. h1v
4 Are there further apartments in this building in which refugees live? h2
5 When did you move into this apartment? h3
6 Did you move into an existing household or did you establish a new household? h4
7 How did you find this apartment? h5
8 How large is the total living space in this flat? h6
9 And how many rooms are in the apartment? h7
10 How do you rate the size of the apartment overall? For your household is it… h8
11 Now there are a few questions about how your apartment is furnished. h9v
12 Is your apartment suitably furnished for elderly or disabled persons? h9
13 Does your apartment have underfloor heating (full or partial)? h10
14 Does your apartment have a balcony or a terrace? h11
15 Does your apartment have its own garden or use of a garden? h12
16 Does your apartment have an alarm system? h13
17 Does your apartment have central heating or a heating system covering one floor? h14
18 Does your apartment have a lift in the building? h15
19 Does your apartment have a cellar/storerooms? h16
20 Does your apartment have a garage/parking space? h17
21 Was this apartment fully furnished by you or was it already partly or fully furnished before you moved in? h18
22 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? h19
23 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? h20
24 Are there one or more mobile phones in your household which are also used? h21
25 Does your household have one or more telephone landlines? h22
26 Does your household have an internet connection? h23
27 How many members of the household use this internet connection? h24
28 Do you or does another member of the household pay the rent or is it paid directly by a state agency? h25
29 How much is the monthly rent at present? h26
30 What kind of shared accommodation is it? h27
31 When did you move into this shared accommodation? h28
32 Is there a self-contained unit available for you personally or your family? h29
33 How many people in total share your unit? h30
34 Approximately how large is the living area of this unit in total? h31
35 Did you fully furnish this unit yourself or was it already partially or fully furnished before you moved in? h32
36 Do you or other persons in your household own at least one mobile phone? h33
37 Does your accommodation have an internet connection (including WLAN) which you can use? h34
38 Do you or does another member of the household pay rent for your accommodation? h35
39 How much is the monthly rent at present? h36
40 What about crime? How safe is it in your accommodation? h37
41 What about crime? How safe is it in the area you live? h38
42 We would now like to know whether you or another member of the household is currently receiving any one the following state benefits. h39v
43 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving benefits under the Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (Asylum Seekers' Benefit Act) (AsylbLG)? h39
44 What is the amount currently received per month by you or your household under the Asylum Seeker's Benefit Act (AsylbLG)? h40
45 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving child benefit? h41
46 How much child benefit are you or your household currently receiving per month? h42
47 For how many children are you or is your household receiving child benefit? h43
48 Are you or is another member of the household receiving child benefit supplements (benefit for low-wage earners applied for in addition to the child benefit)? h44
49 How much child benefit supplement are you or is your household currently receiving per month? h45
50 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving child care allowance (compensation for families, whose children do not attend day care centres)? h46
51 How much child care allowance are you or is your household currently receiving per month? h47
52 Are you or is another member of the household member currently receiving unemployment benefit II (Hartz IV) including income support and accommodation expenses? h48
53 How much unemployment benefit II (Hartz IV) are you or is your household currently receiving per month? h49
54 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving nursing care insurance benefits? h50
55 How much are you or is your household currently receiving per month from the nursing care insurance? h51
56 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving ongoing subsistence assistance/assistance for special circumstances? h52
57 Are you or is another household member receiving regular subsistence allowance/assistance in special situations? h53
58 Erhalten Sie oder ein anderes Haushaltsmitglied derzeit Grundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung? h54
59 How much basic subsistence income for the elderly and for those with reduced earning capacity are you is or your household currently receiving per month? h55
60 Are you or is another member of the household currently receiving housing benefit (rent or charge subsidy)? h56
61 How much housing benefit (rent or charge subsidy) are you or is your household currently receiving per month? h57
62 Taking all income together, how much is the current monthly net household income of all members of the household? h58
63 In the last month, were the amounts of your household's income and expenses the same, or was income higher than expenses or were expenses higher than income? h59
64 How much were you or your household able to save last month? h60
65 How much was the shortfall during the past month? h61
66 How did you or household make up for the shortfall? h62
67 Do you or does another person in your household have a bank account? h63
68 Since when have you or has another person in your household had a bank account in Germany? h64
69 To what extent do you or does your household cover your requirements for food and other items of everyday use through contributions in kind received from other people? h65
70 To what extent do you or does your household use coupons to obtain food and other items of everyday use? h66
71 To what extent do your or does your household cover your requirements for food and other items of daily use through normal shopping where you do not fall back on coupons or contributions in kind? h67
72 Which of the following points apply to your household? h68
73 The household has financial reserves for emergencies. h69
74 Friends are invited for a meal at least once per month. h70
75 A hot meal with meat, fish or poultry is eaten at least every two days. h71
76 At least once per month a leisure activity is pursued, such as going to the cinema, a concert, sporting event or similar. h72
77 Worn-out furniture is renewed, even if it is still functional. h73
78 Worn-out clothing is replaced with new clothing. h74
79 During the cold months the apartment is always warmly heated. h75
80 Everyone in the household has a small sum available for personal use each week. h76
81 Everyone in the household owns at least two pairs of outdoor shoes in the right size (including an all-weather pair) h77
82 Is there someone in your household who through reasons of age, health or disability needs constant help or care h78
83 Are there children in your household who were not born until 1999 or after h79
84 How many children who were born in 1999 or after are living in your household h80
85 The following questions are asked for up to six children in the household. Please start with the oldest child born in 1999 or after and then work down by age, with the youngest child last. h80v
86 In which year was the oldest child born? h80b
87 What is this child's first name? h81
88 Does this child currently go to school? h82
89 Which school does this child currently go to? h83
90 Does this child currently attend a special class for refugee children (for example, welcome class, preparatory class or transition class)? h84
91 Does this child receive special language assistance at school? h85
92 Does this child usually attend school all day? h86
93 Does this child attend a day care group or similar care facility at school? h87
94 Are there also other people (not members of the household) who regularly look after the child? h88
95 Does the child currently take part in one of more of the following activities outside school? h89
96 Does this child currently attend a nursery, kindergarten or a child day care centre? h90
97 How many hours per day does this child attend the nursery, kindergarten or day care centre? h91
98 There are various reasons why parents have their children cared for only at home and not in a care facility. To what extent do the following statements apply to this child? h92v
99 This child is not in a care facility as I did not get a place. h92
100 This child is not in a care facility as I still consider it too young. h93
101 This child is not in a care facility as I want to bring it up myself. h94
102 This child is not in a care facility as I want to bring it up in my first language. h95
103 This child is not in a care facility as it is not taught the religious or cultural values that are important to me. h96
104 This child is not in a care facility as I am afraid it will be shunned because of its origin. h97
105 This child is not in a care facility as I am at home anyway and can look after it myself. h98
106 This child is not in a care facility as the costs are too high. h99
107 This child is not in a care facility as the nearest one is too far away. h100
108 This child is not in a care facility as the opening times do not suit me. h101
109 This child is not in a care facility as it takes up too much time to take it there and collect it again every day. h102
110 This child is not in a care facility as it has a chronic illness or a disability. h103
111 This child is not in a care facility as it should spend as much time as possible with its siblings. h104
112 Do other people (not members of the household) also regularly look after this child? h105
113 Does this child currently take part in one or more of the following activities? h106
114 Does one or more of the following currently apply to this child? h107
115 Is this child currently receiving language assistance? h108
116 That was the part of the questionnaire that was about your household and the people in your household Household went. The following question is about you personally. h254
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Name: soep-core-2016-hh-m34

Label: Household (M3/M4) 2016


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