GL. General Life

This module is about respondent's general life experiences. Questions asked about period of happiness, stress, poor health, financial hardship and hunger. Start and stop each period are also recorded. This module also collects information about discrimination experience.

item label type description
MERGEID System generated Person identifier (fix across modules and waves)
HHID3 System generated Household identifier wave 3
COUNTRY System generated Country identifier
WAVEID System generated Identifier of original wave
SPLIT System generated Household split identifier
LANGUAGE System generated Language of questionnaire
CVID System generated Coverscreen sequence identifier (wave specific)
GL002 Question Period of happiness
GL003 Question When happiness period started
GL004 Question When happiness period stopped
GL005 Question Period of stress
GL006 Question When stress period started
GL007 Question When stress period stopped
GL008 Question Period of poor health
GL009 Question When poor health period started
GL010 Question When poor health period stopped
GL011 Question Period of financial hardship
GL012 Question When financial hardship period started
GL013 Question When financial hardship period stopped
GL014 Question Period of hunger
GL015 Question When hunger period started
GL016 Question When hunger period stopped
GL018 Question Anything that has happened
GL022 Question Discriminated against
GL023 Question Main reason of persecution
GL024 Question Forced to stop working
GL025 Question Stopped jobs because of persecution
GL026 Question Experiences in job
GL027 Question Which jobs consequence of persecution
GL028 Question Difficulties finding a job because of reason for persecution
GL029 Question First experience difficulties finding a job
GL031 Question Dispossessed because of reason for persecution
GL030 Question Camp because of reason for persecution
GL033 Question When property taken away
GL032 Question Type of property
GL034 Question Compensated
GL035 Question Another time dispossessed of any property
GL036 Question asked of interviewer Proxy check
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GL002

Period of happiness

LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE, WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU WERE HAPPIER THAN DURING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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If Period of happiness = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL003

When happiness period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF HAPPINESS START?
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GL004

When happiness period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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GL005

Period of stress

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU WERE UNDER MORE STRESS COMPARED TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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If Period of stress = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL006

When stress period started

WHEN DID THIS STRESS PERIOD START?
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GL007

When stress period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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GL008

Period of poor health

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOUR HEALTH WAS POOR COMPARED TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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If Period of poor health = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL009

When poor health period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF POOR HEALTH START?
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GL010

When poor health period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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GL011

Period of financial hardship

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?
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If Period of financial hardship = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL012

When financial hardship period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP START?
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GL013

When financial hardship period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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GL014

Period of hunger

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU SUFFERED FROM HUNGER?
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If Period of hunger = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL015

When hunger period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF HUNGER START?
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GL016

When hunger period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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GL022

Discriminated against

THERE ARE TIMES, IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, FOR EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR POLITICAL BELIEFS, RELIGION, NATIONALITY, ETHNICITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR THEIR BACKGROUND. PEOPLE MAY ALSO BE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL BELIEFS OR THE RELIGION OF THEIR CLOSE RELATIVES.HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE VICTIM OF SUCH PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION? IWER:"BACKGROUND" INCLUDES SUCH THINGS AS CLASS BACKGROUND, FAMILY ORIGIN, ETC
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If Discriminated against = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
GL023

Main reason of persecution

WHAT WAS THE MAIN REASON YOU WERE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT. CODE ONLY ONE.
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GL024

Forced to stop working

DID PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}] EVER FORCE YOU TO STOP WORKING IN A JOB?
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If Forced to stop working = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
     
   
If Number of jobs r had > 0 »
 
       
     
GL025

Stopped jobs because of persecution

IN WHICH JOBS WAS THAT? {TITLES OF JOBS}
       
 
GL026

Experiences in job

AS A CONSEQUENCE OF PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}], DID YOU EVER EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING YOUR WORKING LIFE? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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If Experiences in job = 1. Denied promotions
2. Assignment to a task with fewer responsibilities
3. Working on tasks below your qualifications
4. Harassment by your boss or colleagues
5. Pay cuts
96. None of these or Experiences in job = 2 or Experiences in job = 3 or Experiences in job = 4 »
 
     
   
If SL_RE046 > 0
 
       
     
GL027

Which jobs consequence of persecution

IN WHICH JOBS WAS THAT? {TITLES OF JOBS}
       
 
GL028

Difficulties finding a job because of reason for persecution

HAVE YOU EVER HAD DIFFICULTIES FINDING A JOB ADEQUATE TO YOUR QUALIFICATIONS BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}]?
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If Difficulties finding a job because of reason for persecution = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
     
   
GL029

First experience difficulties finding a job

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU FIRST EXPERIENCE THESE DIFFICULTIES?
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If Special events in accomodation = LIVED includes PRISONER OF WAR CAMP »
 
     
   
GL030

Camp because of reason for persecution

YOU TOLD US EARLIER THAT YOU [LIVED IN A PRISON/LIVED IN A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP /LIVED IN LABOR CAMP/LIVED IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP/HAD TO DO FORCED LABOR OR WERE IN JAIL/WERE EXILED OR BANISHED]. WAS THIS BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}]?
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GL031

Dispossessed because of reason for persecution

THERE MAY BE CASES WHEN INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE DISPOSSESSED OF THEIR PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION. WERE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY EVER DISPOSSESSED OF ANY PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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If Dispossessed because of reason for persecution = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
As CNT goes from 1 to NUMBER TIMES DISPOSSESSED  »
 
     
   
GL033

When property taken away

WHEN WAS THE [FIRST TIME/NEXT TIME] THAT YOUR OR YOUR FAMILYÕS PROPERTY WAS TAKEN AWAY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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GL032

Type of property

WHAT TYPE OF PROPERTY WAS THIS? IWER:PLEASE READ OUTCODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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GL034

Compensated

WERE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY [M]EVER[/M] COMPENSATED FOR THIS DISPOSSESSION? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT
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GL035

Another time dispossessed of any property

WAS THERE ANOTHER TIME YOU OR YOUR FAMILY WAS DISPOSSESSED OF ANY PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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GL018

Anything that has happened

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT?
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GL036

Proxy check

IWER:PLEASE CHECK. WHO ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION?
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GL002
Period of happiness

LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE, WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU WERE HAPPIER THAN DURING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Period of happiness (GL002) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL003
When happiness period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF HAPPINESS START?
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1900..2009

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GL004
When happiness period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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1900..9997

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GL005
Period of stress

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU WERE UNDER MORE STRESS COMPARED TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Period of stress (GL005) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL006
When stress period started

WHEN DID THIS STRESS PERIOD START?
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1900..2009

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GL007
When stress period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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1900..9997

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GL008
Period of poor health

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD DURING WHICH YOUR HEALTH WAS POOR COMPARED TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Period of poor health (GL008) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL009
When poor health period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF POOR HEALTH START?
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1900..2009

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GL010
When poor health period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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1900..9997

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GL011
Period of financial hardship

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A DISTINCT PERIOD OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Period of financial hardship (GL011) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL012
When financial hardship period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP START?
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1900..2009

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GL013
When financial hardship period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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1900..9997

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GL014
Period of hunger

(LOOKING BACK ON YOUR LIFE,) WAS THERE A PERIOD DURING WHICH YOU SUFFERED FROM HUNGER?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Period of hunger (GL014) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL015
When hunger period started

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD OF HUNGER START?
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1900..2009

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GL016
When hunger period stopped

WHEN DID THIS PERIOD STOP? IWER:PLEASE CODE 9997 IF THIS PERIOD IS STILL ONGOING
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1900..9997

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GL022
Discriminated against

THERE ARE TIMES, IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, FOR EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR POLITICAL BELIEFS, RELIGION, NATIONALITY, ETHNICITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR THEIR BACKGROUND. PEOPLE MAY ALSO BE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL BELIEFS OR THE RELIGION OF THEIR CLOSE RELATIVES.HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE VICTIM OF SUCH PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION? IWER:"BACKGROUND" INCLUDES SUCH THINGS AS CLASS BACKGROUND, FAMILY ORIGIN, ETC
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1. Yes
5. No

If Discriminated against (GL022) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL023
Main reason of persecution

WHAT WAS THE MAIN REASON YOU WERE PERSECUTED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT. CODE ONLY ONE.
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1. Your political beliefs
2. Your religion
3. Your ethnicity or nationality
4. Your sexual orientation
5. Your background
6. Political beliefs or religion of your close relatives
97. SPONTANEOUS only: Other reasons

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GL024
Forced to stop working

DID PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}] EVER FORCE YOU TO STOP WORKING IN A JOB?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Forced to stop working (GL024) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL025
Stopped jobs because of persecution

IN WHICH JOBS WAS THAT? {TITLES OF JOBS}

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GL026
Experiences in job

AS A CONSEQUENCE OF PERSECUTION OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}], DID YOU EVER EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING YOUR WORKING LIFE? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT. CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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1. Denied promotions
2. Assignment to a task with fewer responsibilities
3. Working on tasks below your qualifications
4. Harassment by your boss or colleagues
5. Pay cuts
96. None of these

If Experiences in job (GL026) = 1. Denied promotions
2. Assignment to a task with fewer responsibilities
3. Working on tasks below your qualifications
4. Harassment by your boss or colleagues
5. Pay cuts
96. None of these or Experiences in job (GL026) = 2 or Experiences in job (GL026) = 3 or Experiences in job (GL026) = 4 »


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GL027
Which jobs consequence of persecution

IN WHICH JOBS WAS THAT? {TITLES OF JOBS}

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GL028
Difficulties finding a job because of reason for persecution

HAVE YOU EVER HAD DIFFICULTIES FINDING A JOB ADEQUATE TO YOUR QUALIFICATIONS BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}]?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Difficulties finding a job because of reason for persecution (GL028) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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GL029
First experience difficulties finding a job

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU FIRST EXPERIENCE THESE DIFFICULTIES?
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1900..2009

If Special events in accomodation (AC002) = LIVED IN PRISONER OF WAR CAMP »

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GL030
Camp because of reason for persecution

YOU TOLD US EARLIER THAT YOU [LIVED IN A PRISON/LIVED IN A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP /LIVED IN LABOR CAMP/LIVED IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP/HAD TO DO FORCED LABOR OR WERE IN JAIL/WERE EXILED OR BANISHED]. WAS THIS BECAUSE OF [YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS/YOUR RELIGION/YOUR ETHNICITY/YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION/YOUR BACKGROUND/POLITICAL BELIEFS OR RELIGION OF YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES/{OTHER REASON}]?
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1. Yes
5. No

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GL031
Dispossessed because of reason for persecution

THERE MAY BE CASES WHEN INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE DISPOSSESSED OF THEIR PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION. WERE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY EVER DISPOSSESSED OF ANY PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Dispossessed because of reason for persecution (GL031) = 1. Yes
5. No »


As CNT goes from 1 to NUMBER TIMES DISPOSSESSED  » »

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GL033
When property taken away

WHEN WAS THE [FIRST TIME/NEXT TIME] THAT YOUR OR YOUR FAMILYÕS PROPERTY WAS TAKEN AWAY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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1900..2009

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GL032
Type of property

WHAT TYPE OF PROPERTY WAS THIS? IWER:PLEASE READ OUTCODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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1. Businesses or companies
2. Houses or buildings
3. Farmland or other land
4. Flat or apartment
5. Money or assets

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GL034
Compensated

WERE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY [M]EVER[/M] COMPENSATED FOR THIS DISPOSSESSION? IWER:PLEASE READ OUT
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1. Yes, fully
3. Yes, partially
5. No

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GL035
Another time dispossessed of any property

WAS THERE ANOTHER TIME YOU OR YOUR FAMILY WAS DISPOSSESSED OF ANY PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF WAR OR PERSECUTION?
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1. Yes
5. No

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GL018
Anything that has happened

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT?
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1. Yes
5. No

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GL036
Proxy check

IWER:PLEASE CHECK. WHO ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION?
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1. Respondent only
2. Respondent and proxy
3. Proxy only

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