Individual and Biography (M1/M2, Initial Interview) 2016 [instrument]

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0 Living in Germany Migrationsample Continuation (M1+M2) Survey 2016 Personenbiofragebogen für Neubefragte This questionnaire is for all household members born in or before 1998. Your participation is entirely voluntary. The scientific validity of this survey depends, however, on the participation of every member of every household. We therefore cordially request that you allow our staff member to interview you. title01
1 Before handing in the questionnaire, please enter in accordance with the address log: 0
2 Country of Origin intro1
3 Your sex and date of birth: 1
4 Where were you born? If there are other towns or cities with the same name, or if the town is very small, please state the nearest city. 2
5 Where were you born: within or outside the present-day borders of Germany? 3
6 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 4
7 Did both of your parents come to the present-day territory of Germany as World War II refugees? 5
8 How you came to Germany intro2
9 Many people live in several different countries over the course of their lives. What about you? We're interested in finding out which countries you have lived in for more than three months. First of all, when did you first move away from the country where you were born? If you can't remember exactly, please give an estimate. 6
10 Which country did you move to? 7
11 When you moved to Germany, which group did you belong to? 8
12 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 9
13 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 10
14 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 11
15 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 12
16 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 13
17 Did you move away from Germany again after that? 14
18 When did you move back to your home country or to the other country? 15
19 How did you move to the other country? 16
20 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 17
21 When did you move to Germany? 18
22 How did you move to the other country? 19
23 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 20
24 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 21
25 There are different legal frameworks for immigrating to Germany. What about you: What was your immigration status at the time of your arrival in Germany? 22
26 When you moved to Germany as a job-seeker, what group did you belong to? 23
27 Did you already have a job prospect, an employment contract, or a freelance work assignment in Germany before moving here? 24
28 Which of the following was your main reason for moving to Germany? 25
29 When you moved to Germany, did you have the help of any relatives or friends who already lived in Germany? 26
30 Which of the following would best describe your living situation immediately after moving to Germany? 27
31 Dummy-Variable: Town ZP, parents or grandparents dummy
32 What town in Germany did you move to? Please give the name of the closest city if there is more than one town in Germany with the same name. Please also tell us the federal state. 28
33 What was your main reason for choosing this town as your first home in Germany? 29
34 Did one or both of your grandparents immigrate to Germany? 31
35 In which place in Germany have [you]* [your parents or one parent]** [your grandparents or one grandparent]*** migrated? Please state the name of the nearest city if the name of town exist more than once or it is a small town. Please name the federal state [Bundesland]. 32
36 What was the main reason for [you]* [your parents]** [your grandparents]*** choosing this town as [your]* [their]** first home? 33
37 Your Stays Abroad intro3
38 Many people live in different countries over the course of their lives. What about you? We're interested in finding out which countries you have lived in for more than three months. 34
39 What country did you move to first? 35
40 When did you move to the other country? 36
41 There are different ways of moving to another country. How did you move to another country? 37
42 Did you move to another country after that or directly to Germany? 38
43 When did you move to Germany? 39
44 What about after you had lived in Germany for a while: Did you move away again? 40
45 Where did you live before German reunification, that is, before 1989? 41
46 Citizenship intro4
47 Do you have German citizenship? 42
48 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 43
49 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 44
50 And in what year did you acquire German citizenship? 45
51 What citizenship did you have before? 46
52 What is your country of citizenship? 47
53 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 47a
54 Are you currently a citizen of the EU or the European Economic Area? 48
55 Do you have permanent residence in Germany (right of permanent residence in the EU)? 49
56 What is your residence status in Germany? 50
57 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? 51
58 How long do you want to stay in Germany? 52
59 Time and again people are discriminated against or persecuted because of their political convictions, their religion, their ethnicity, or their family or class background. The reasons may also include the political convictions or religion of close relatives. What about you: Were you ever the victim of that kind of discrimination or persecution? 53
60 Have you or your family ever been dispossessed due to war or persecution? 54
61 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 55
62 How long were you there in total? 56
63 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 57
64 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 58
65 To what extent do you feel German? 59
66 Language Proficiency intro5
67 Now some questions about your native language—the language spoken by the family you grew up in.Is German the native language of you and both of your parents? 60
68 What about you...? 61
69 Here in Germany, what language do you speak with ... 62
70 How well did you know German before moving to Germany… 63
71 Did you take German classes in your country of origin or in Germany? 64
72 Work before moving to Germany intro6
73 How old were you when you first started working? 65
74 Now let's return to your situation before moving to Germany: Were you employed in the year before you moved to Germany? 66
75 What was your occupation before moving to Germany? 67
76 What was your occupational status before moving to Germany? 68
77 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 69
78 What was the last year and month that you were employed at that job? 70
79 What was your net income in that occupation before moving to Germany? 71
80 If you compared your net income then with the income of other people in your country at that time, how would your income have compared? 72
81 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 73
82 First job in Germany intro7
83 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? 74
84 What about after moving to Germany: How did you find out about your first job? 75
85 What was your last net monthly income in that job? 76
86 How many hours did you work per week on average in that job? 77
87 Are you still doing the same type of work today as in your first job in Germany? 78
88 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job in Germany? 79
89 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job in Germany? 80
90 What was your occupational status in your first job in Germany? 81
91 What type of work did you do in your first job in Germany? 82
92 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 83
93 Was the company you worked for at that time part of the public sector or public administration? 84
94 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 85
95 Have you changed occupations one or more times since your first job in Germany, such that the type of work you do has changed fundamentally? 86
96 Relationship at the time of moving to Germany intro8
97 Were you in a serious relationship before moving to Germany? 87
98 Did this relationship continue after you moved to Germany? 88
99 A relationship, whether marriage or otherwise, can affect our decisions, sometimes to a greater and sometimes to a lesser extent. We therefore ask you to think back to before you moved to Germany—before you made the decision to move here. title02
100 What played the decisive role in your decision to move here—who was the driving force in that decision? 89
101 Do you think you would have moved to Germany without your partner? 90
102 Do you think your partner would have moved to Germany without you? 91
103 Are you still in this relationship today? 92
104 What was the situation when you moved to Germany: Which of you moved to Germany first, or did you move to Germany together? 93
105 When did your partner move to Germany? 94
106 When did your partner get a job in Germany? 95
107 Employment intro9
108 How old were you when you first started working? 96
109 Are you still doing the same type of work today? 97
110 Do you still have the same occupational status today as you did in your first job? 98
111 Are you still working for the same employer as in your first job? 99
112 What occupational status did you have at that time (in your first job)? 100
113 What type of work did you do in your first job? 101
114 What kind of training is usually required for this kind of work? 102
115 Was the company you worked for at that time part of the public sector or public administration? 103
116 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 104
117 Have you changed your occupation one or more times since then, such that the type of work you do has changed significantly? 105
118 Are you gainfully employed at the present time? 106
119 When was the last year in which you were gainfully employed? 107
120 Were you last employed full-time, part-time, or marginally in your last job? 108
121 Was the company where you held your last job part of the public sector or public administration? 109
122 What was your occupational status in your last job? 110
123 What was your last occupation? 111
124 What sector of business or industry was your company or institution active in for the most part? 112
125 Childhood and Parental Home intro10
126 Do your mother and father live in this household? 113
127 Is your father / mother still living? If so, where does he / she live? If not, when did he / she die? 114
128 When was your father / mother born (year)? 115
129 Was your father / mother born in Germany? 116
130 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 117
131 When did your father / mother move to Germany? 118
132 Does or did your father / mother have German citizenship? 119
133 Did your father / mother complete secondary schooling in Germany or abroad? 120
134 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete in Germany? 121
135 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete abroad? 122
136 Did your father / mother complete vocational training or a university degree? 123
137 Which of the following categories describes your father’s / mother’s occupational status when you were 15 years old? 124
138 If applicable: What was your father’s / mother’s occupation when you were 15 years old? 125
139 Does or did your father / mother belong to a church or religious community? 126
140 Which Christian religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 127
141 Which Islamic religious community does or did your father / mother belong to? 128
142 Where did you spend the majority of your childhood up to the age of 15? Was it … 129
143 Do you still live in the same city or area today? 130
144 How many years of your childhood (up to the age of 15) did you live with the following persons? 131
145 If you think back to when you were in school, how interested and involved were your parents in your grades and progress at school? 132
146 How often did you argue or fight with your parents when you were 15 years old? 133
147 Were you actively involved in musical activities growing up? For example, did you sing or play a musical instrument? 134
148 Were you involved in extracurricular sports in your youth? 135
149 Which of the sports you played was the most important to you? 136
150 Did you play this sport competitively? 137
151 When you were 15 . . . . and older intro11
152 We would now like to ask you for some information about your personal history starting at age 15. 138
153 Your Education and Degrees / Certifications intro12
154 What was the last year you attended school? 139
155 Where did you last attend school? Was it… 140
156 How many years did you attend school?. 141
157 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 142
158 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following subjects? 143
159 In which German Bundesland (federal state) did you last attend school? 144
160 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? 145
161 Can you remember your last report card from school? What were your grades in the following three subjects? 146
162 If you think back to the last grade of school you attended: How many of your fellow students or their parents were not from Germany? 147
163 Do you intend to attain a school-leaving certificate in the future? 148
164 What is the highest degree you plan to attain? 149
165 Have you completed vocational training or university studies in Germany? 150
166 What type of vocational or university degree did you attain and when did you attain it? 151
167 Did you pursue university studies or occupational training in a different country than Germany, irrespective of whether or not you completed the studies or training? 152
168 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? 153
169 I was trained in a company 154
170 Did you apply to have your degree recognized in Germany? 155
171 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? 156
172 When did you apply to have your degree recognized? 157
173 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? 158
174 Have you received notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 159
175 And when did you receive notification of the final decision granting or refusing recognition of your degree or qualification? 160
176 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 161
177 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? 162
178 Did your notification recommend supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 163
179 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? 164
180 What was the decision stated in the notification? 165
181 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? 166
182 Why didn’t you apply to have your degree or qualifications recognized? 167
183 Do you intend to complete vocational / occupational training or attain a university degree in the future? 168
184 Which of the following degrees do you plan to attain? 169
185 Family situation intro13
186 Do you or did you have any siblings? 170
187 Do you or did you have children? If so, how many? 171
188 The following questions deal with partnership and marriage or registered same-sex partnerships (eingetragene gleichgeschlechtliche Partnerschaft). All of these questions deal with your relationship, whether you are married or not. There are questions dealing with your current relationship and others dealing with past relationships. We will start with your current relationship and then ask you to look back on relationships you had before. In the case of past relationships, we are talking about relationships that lasted six months or longer. 172
189 Have you been married to or in a registered same-sex partnership with a partner who you have not mentioned so far? 173
190 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 174
191 Are you still [married] [in the registered same-sex partnership]? 175
192 When did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 176
193 And how did the [marriage] [registered same-sex partnership] end? 177
194 Your current life situation intro14
195 Since what year have you personally been living in this dwelling? 178
196 Except this apartment, so the apartment in which the survey budget lives, do you have another apartment, where you even live or spend your vacation in? 179
197 Now let's turn to you personally. How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? 180
198 What about the year before you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 181
199 What about the year after you moved to Germany: How satisfied were you with the following areas of your life? 182
200 What does your normal everyday life look like? How many hours do you spend on the following activities on an average working day? 183
201 What does your normal everyday life look like and what did it look like one year before moving to Germany? Let’s start with your everyday life today: How many hours do you spend on the following activities per day on an average working day? And what about one year before moving to Germany? 184
202 To what degree do the following statements apply to you personally? 185a
203 What is your opinion about the following statements? 185b
204 Would you describe yourself as someone who tries to avoid risks (risk-averse) or as someone who is willing to take risks (risk-prone)? 185c
205 Different things are important to different people, How important are the following things to you? Very important, important, less important or quite unimportant? 186
206 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 187
207 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 188
208 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 189
209 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Federal Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit)? 190
210 Experts understand “working in the black economy” as work for another person under the mutual agreement that none or only part of the income will be declared for tax purposes, even though it should be. Has anyone you know worked in the black economy in 2015 to your knowledge? 191
211 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? 192
212 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 193
213 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2015? 194
214 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2015? 195
215 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 196
216 Who paid for you to take part in the vocational training program? 197
217 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 198
218 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 199
219 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 200
220 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 201
221 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? 202
222 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 203
223 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 204
224 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 205
225 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 206
226 Which of the following methods and services have you used to look for a job? 207
227 What is your current position/occupation? 208
228 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 209
229 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 210
230 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 211
231 When did you start working for your current employer? 212
232 How did you find out about this job? 213
233 What is your current occupational status? 214
234 Do you work for a public sector employer? 215
235 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 216
236 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 217
237 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 218
238 What is your employer's postcode (at the specific location where you work)? 219
239 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? 220
240 How many days do you usually work per week? 221
241 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 222
242 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 223
243 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 224
244 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 225
245 To what extend do the following statements apply to the relation to your colleagues? 226
246 Do you work overtime? 227
247 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? 228
248 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 229
249 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 230
250 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 231
251 What did you earn from your work last month? 232
252 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 233
253 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 233a
254 Were you employed in the last year - in other words, in 2015? 234
255 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. 235
256 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 2014? 236
257 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 237
258 Sometimes people have a side job alongside their main job or their activities as homemaker or student, or work beyond retirement. Do you do any of the following? 238
259 What type of work is it? 239
260 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 240
261 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 241
262 What was your gross income for this job last month? 242
263 And how many part-time jobs do you have at the moment? 243
264 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. 244
265 Which of the following sources of income did you receive in the past calendar year, 2015? For each of the income sources that apply, please state how many months of 2015 you received the income and what the average monthly income amount was. 245
266 Additional questions for employed persons info1
267 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2015)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 246
268 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners info2
269 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2014? … euros 247
270 Health and Illness intro16
271 How would you describe your current health? 248
272 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 249
273 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 250
274 What type of disability do you have? 251
275 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 252
276 How many days were you unable to work in 2015 due to illness? 253
277 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2014 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 254
278 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 255
279 Attitudes and opinions intro17
280 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 256
281 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? 257
282 Which party do you lean toward? 258
283 What about in the country you came from: Did you lean toward a particular party or political movement? 259
284 Which party or political movement in your home country did you favour? 260
285 How strongly did you lean toward this party or political movement? 261
286 You can't have everything at once - and that applies to politics, too. In the following, we will state four possible goals that politicians might pursue. If you had to choose, which of these goals would be most important? Please rank them in order of importance staring with the first? 262
287 How concerned are you about the following issues? 263
288 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 264
289 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? 265
290 The following list is composed of people who could be important for you in some way. How do you feel about the following? 266
291 Now a question about your circle of friends / acquaintances: Please think of three people outside of your household who are important for you, personally. They can be relatives or non-relatives. Respond for the first, second and third person: 267
292 And now about your close and extended family: Which and how many of the following relatives do you have? Please also state where they live. 268
293 Do you belong to a church or religious community? 269
294 Which Christian religious community do you belong to? 270
295 Which Islamic religious community do you belong to? 271
296 In the last year, that is, in 2014, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 272
297 This is the end of the individual questionnaire. Thank you for the interview! But we do have one last request. It is increasingly important for scientific research to have information about people's employment histories and to consider this data in statistical analyses. To this end, we would like to link the survey data from this interview with the social insurance data from the Institute for Employment Resarch (IAB). This is only possible under German data protection law with your express permission. Of course, the decision is entirely up to you. Please take a moment to read the form. 273
298 Implementation of the interview intro18
299 Whats' the date today? a
300 How was the survey implemented? b
301 Duration of the interview: c
302 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? d
303 Did you use a translation during the survey? e
304 Other notes h
305 List number ende
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Label: Individual and Biography (M1/M2, Initial Interview) 2016


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