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Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU) - Full version. Data file for on-site use

Research Question

This is the first wave of panel survey of adolescents designed to study the complex causal mechanism of structural, social, and cultural integration of populations with migration experience. The data include surveys of students, parents, and teachers. It enables studying processes of intergenerational transmission and integration.

The survey covers topics of (1) cognitive-cultural integration (including language proficiency tests), (2) structural integration, (3) social integration, and (4) emotional-cultural integration. In addition there is detailed information about migration experience and demographics.

CILS4EU is the first comprehensive and fully-standardized panel study on this topic in Europe. In the project interviews will be conducted with children of immigrants and their majority peers at age 14 in 2010, as well as their parents, and follow up the children over the next two years, thus covering a crucial, formative period of their lives.

Test Language

Host country’s language (German, English, Dutch or Swedish)

Test Period

Wave 1:

  • 11.2010 - 03.2011 (Germany (parent survey: 11.2010-05.2011))
  • 11.2010 - 07.2011 (England)
  • 10.2010 - 04.2011 (The Netherlands)
  • 12.2010 - 06.2011 (Sweden (parent survey: 04.2011-09.2011; 03.2012-10.2012 (together with the student survey of wave 2))

Wave 2:

  • 10.2011 - 12.2011   (Germany)
  • 10.2011 - 07.2012   (England)
  • 10.2011 - 04.2012   (The Netherlands)
  • 02.2012 - 06.2012   (Sweden)

Wave 3:

  • 11.2012 - 09.2013   (Germany)
  • 03.2013 - 06.2013   (England)
  • 10.2012 - 05.2013   (The Netherlands)
  • 04.2013 - 08.2013   (Sweden)

Test Area and International Link

England (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland were not included due to partly strong institutional differences); Germany (Bavaria is the only Land not to take part in the study); Netherlands; Sweden

Population / Sample

All students attending a grade level in which mainly 14-year olds are enrolled. England: grade level 10; Germany: grade level 9; the Netherlands: grade level 3 in secondary schools; Sweden: grade level 8. /

Two-stage disproportionate stratified cluster sample. First step: disproportionate random sample of schools; second step: random sample of classes within schools. All students within classes were included in the data collection.

For a sufficient number of immigrants for all surveys this group was oversampled in the first wave.
Schools for children with mental or physical handicaps were excluded. In Germany schools for children with learning difficulties were included.

The teachers’ interviews are not included in the reduced version of CILS4EU.

Sample Size

Number of Units:

n = 11,884 parents
n = 836 teachers
n = 18,354 youth achievement questionnaire
n = 18,332 youth classmates questionnaire
n = 18,477 youth friends questionnaire
n = 18,716 youth main questionnaire

England:
107 schools, 214 classes, 4.315 stu-dents, 1.588 parents, 182 teachers
Germany:
144 schools, 271 classes, 5.013 stu-dents, 3.909 parents, 248 teachers
Netherlands:
100 schools, 222 classes, 4.363 students, 3.248 parents, 190 teachers
Sweden:
129 schools, 251 classes, 5.025 stu-dents, 2.955 parents, 216 teachers

Total: 480 schools, 958 classes, 18.716 stu-dents, 11.702 parents, 836 teachers

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Wave 1:
Student survey:
Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: Paper (SAQ)
Teacher survey:
Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: Paper (SAQ)
Parent Survey:
Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: Paper (SAQ) & Telephone interview (follow up)

Wave 2:
Student survey:
• Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
• Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web-Interviewing)
• Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)

Wave 3:
Student survey:
• Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
• Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web-Interviewing)
• Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
• School Survey NL: Self-administered questionnaire: CASI (Computer-Assisted Self-Interview)

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

CILS4EU – Study description
Detailed description of the project at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES)

Persistent Identifier

DOI: 10.4232/cils4eu.5353.1.1.0

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Information about the user conditions can be found here: http://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/data-archive-service/usage-regulations/

Documentation of Variables

The codebooks as PDF-files for download can be found here:

Contact

GESIS Team Datenservice
Phone: +49 221 / 476 94 - 420
Email: datenservice.das[at]gesis.org

Selection of Publications using the Data

Relevant publications can be found at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES).

Related Data

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU) - Reduced version. Reduced data file for download and off-site use

Research Area(s)