Individual 2016 [instrument]

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0 The questions contains in this questionnaire are for all household members who were born in or before 1998. 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
1 Please enter according to address protocol. 0
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
5 Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any if the following problems? 3
6 Do you feel that what you are doing in your life is valuable and useful? 4
7 Are you generally a person who is willing to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? 5
8 Different things are important to different people, How important are the following things to you? Very important, important, less important or quite unimportant? 6
9 How often do you ... 7
10 Do you use online banking? 8
11 What is a typical weekday like for you? How many hours per normal workday do you spend on the following activities? 9
12 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? 10
13 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? 11
14 Are you currently using the statutory period of care (Pflegezeit) to care for a relative? 12
15 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? 13
16 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 2014 to your knowledge? 14
17 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? 15
18 What type of education or training are you pursuing? 16
19 How were things last year? b2
20 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2014? 17
21 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? 18
22 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? 19
23 Is this degree / certificate / diploma recognized in Germany? 20
24 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? 21
25 Did you take part in any further vocational training programs in 2015? 22
26 How many further vocational training programs did you take part in 2015? 23
27 How many days in total did you spend in these further training programs? 24
28 Have you left a job since December 31, 2014? 25
29 When did you leave your last job? 26
30 How long were you employed at that job? 27
31 How did that job end? 28
32 Did you receive any sort of compensation or severance package from the company? 29
33 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? 30
34 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? 31
35 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? 32
36 When, approximately, would you like to start working? 33
37 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? 34
38 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? 35
39 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? 36
40 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? 37
41 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? 38
42 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? 39
43 Your current job b3
44 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2014? 40
45 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2014? 41
46 When did you start your current position? 42
47 What type of occupational change was that? 43
48 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? 44
49 How many months did this break in employment last? 45
50 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? 46
51 How did you find out about this job? 47
52 What is your current position/occupation? 48
53 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? 49
54 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? 50
55 What type of introductory training is usually required for this type of work? 51
56 What sector of business or industry is your company or institution active in for the most part? 52
57 When did you start working for your current employer? 53
58 What is your current occupational status? 54
59 Do you work for a public sector employer? 55
60 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? 56
61 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? 57
62 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? 58
63 Is your own performance regularly assessed by a superior as part of an agreed procedure? 59
64 Does this performance assessment influence ... 60
65 Does an employee's council exist at your place of work? 61
66 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? 62
67 There are very different working arrangements nowadays. Which of the following applies to your work best? 63
68 Belong to your working time special forms such as standby service, call service or work on call? 64
69 What is your employer's postcode (at the specific location where you work)? 65
70 The following statement describe possible situations relating to your work, your job, and your employer. Please indicate to what degree you agree with the following statements. 66
71 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? 67
72 How many days do you usually work per week? 68
73 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? 69
74 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? 70
75 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 400/800–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? 71
76 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? 72
77 Are you entitled to paid breaks? 73
78 How many minutes of paid breaks are you entitled to per working day? 74
79 How many minutes of that do you usually use? 75
80 Do you work overtime? 76
81 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? 77
82 Have you worked overtime in the last month? If so, how many hours? 78
83 Have you used up overtime off in lieu last month? If so, how many? 79
84 Did you receive financial compensation for overtime in the last month? If so, for how many hours? 80
85 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. 81
86 Are you paid according to a collectively agreed wage agreement? 82
87 Does the collective wage agreement include a fixed minimum wage? 83
88 Have you received any of the following types of supplements or bonuses during the last month? 84
89 Do you receive other benefits from your employer besides your salary? 85
90 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? 86
91 Were you employed in the last year - in other words, in 2015? 87
92 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. 88
93 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 2015? 89
94 How will these changes influence your work over the next two years? Do you expect that ... 90
95 Now some more questions for everyone! b4
96 Which of the following tax brackets did you fall into in the year 2015? 91
97 Did you any additional work falling into tax bracket VI in 2015? 92
98 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? 93
99 What type of work is it? 94
100 How many days per month do you work at this side job? 95
101 How many hours do you work on average on this job per week? 96
102 What was your gross income for this job last month? 97
103 And how many part-time jobs do you have at the moment? 98
104 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. 99
105 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. 100
106 Additional questions for employed persons b5
107 Did you receive any of the following bonuses or extra pay from your employer last year (2015)? If yes, please state the gross amount. 101
108 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: 102
109 Additional questions for retirees / pensioners b6
110 Who pays your retirement / pension and what were the monthly payments in 2015? 103
111 And now think back on the entire last year, that is, 2015. 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. 104
112 Health and Illness b7
113 How would you describe your current health? 105
114 When you have to climb several flights of stairs on foot, does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? 106
115 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? 107
116 During the last four weeks, how often did you: 108
117 Have you been officially assessed as being severely disabled (Schwerbehindert) or partially incapable of work (Erwerbsgemindert) for medical reasons? 109
118 What is the degree of your reduced capability to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disabilty (Schwerbehinderung)? 110
119 What type of disability do you have? 111
120 Do you currently smoke, whether cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars? 112
121 How many cigarettes, pipes or cigars do you smoke per day? 113
122 Do you smoke e-cigarettes? 114
123 How often do you drink alcohol? 115
124 When you drink alcohol, how many drinks do you consume in a day? Please calculate based on the following example. 116
125 How often do you eat meat, fish, or poultry? 117
126 Do you follow a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet? 118
127 How tall are you? In cm 119
128 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? In kg 120
129 Have you been suffering from any conditions or illnesses for at least one year or chronically? 121
130 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. 122
131 What about hospital stays in the last year — were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2015? 123
132 How many nights total did you spend in the hospital last year, i.e. 2014? 124
133 Were you on sick leave from work for more than 6 weeks at one time last year? 125
134 How many days were you unable to work in 2015 due to illness? 126
135 Leaving aside sick leave and vacation: Was there any other point in 2015 when you did not work for other, personal reasons? 127
136 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 128
137 What do you pay for that per month? 129
138 Have you changed health insurance providers since December 31, 2010? 130
139 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory health insurance or are you exclusively privately insured? 131
140 Which of the following is your health insurance provider? 132
141 Are you personally in this health insurance ... 133
142 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"? 134
143 Do you have supplementary private health insurance? 135
144 What do you pay for that per month? 136
145 Which of the following are covered by your supplementary health insurance? 137
146 In whose name is your private health insurance: another family member's or your own? 138
147 What do you pay per month for health insurance? 139
148 Is that amount just for you or are other people covered? 140
149 Is it health insurance with a deductible or co-payment? 141
150 What type of deductible or co-payment do you have? 142
151 Attitudes and opinions b8
152 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? 143
153 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? 144
154 Which party do you lean toward? 145
155 And to what extent? 146
156 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? 147
157 How concerned are you about the following issues? 148
158 Refugees are a controversial topic of discussion in Germany: What would you personally say about the following questions? 149
159 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? 150
160 The following list is composed of people who could be important for you in some way. How do you feel about the following? 151
161 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: 152
162 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. 153
163 Informal situation and origin b9
164 What is your family status? 154
165 Are you in a serious / permanent relationship? 154a
166 Does your partner live with you in this household? 155
167 What is the name of your (marital) partner? 156
168 In the context of relationships, the question of sexual orientation arises. Would you describe yourself as…? 157
169 Do you have German citizenship? 158
170 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? 159
171 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? 160
172 Were both of your parents born in Germany? 161
173 What is your country of citizenship? 162
174 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship in the next two years? 163
175 Have you visited your country of origin in the last two years? 164
176 How long were you there in total? 165
177 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... 166
178 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? 167
179 To what extent do you feel German? 168
180 In the last year, that is, in 2015, have you personally given money or financial support to relatives or other people outside this household? 169
181 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2014? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you and if so, when this change occurred. 170
182 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your personal living situation over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 171
183 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your personal income over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 172
184 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with your health over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 173
185 Which of the nine pictures best represents how satisfied you have been with the overall development of the standard of living in Germany over the last 10 years, from around 2006 to today? 174
186 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? 175
187 Realisation of the interview b10
188 What is the date today and what time did you finish filling out the questionnaire? a
189 How was the interview conducted? b
190 Duration of the interview c
191 Were other persons present while filling out the questionnaire? d
192 Other notes e
193 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
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