Family planning and migration in women’s lives (project profile)
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Family planning and migration in women’s lives

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Questions about migrant women’s needs for information and advice on subjects such as family planning and contraception were the focus of the scientific convention ‘women’s lives – family planning and migration’. Scholars presented and discussed current results from different specialized areas. The present documentation compiles the authorized expert contributions.

Family planning and migration in women’s lives

Project profile



Project team

Project management
Prof. Cornelia Helfferich
Sozialwissenschaftliches FrauenForschungsInstitut Freiburg (SoFFI F.)

Prof. Wolfgang Essbach
Institut für Soziologie, Universität Freiburg

Heike Klindworth, Dipl. Biol.
Dr. Jan Kruse
Rainer Wagner, as well as interviewer and participants involved in evaluating the qualitative sub-studies


Co-operative partners

Oberhausen City Council
Abt. Jugendhilfe- u. Sozialplanung (dept. youth welfare and social planning),
Abt. Statistik u. Wahlen (dept. statistics and elections)

Stuttgart City Council

Stabsstelle für individuelle Chancengleichheit von Frauen u. Männern (dept. of individual equal opportunities for men and women), Stabsabteilung für Integrationspolitik (dept. of integration policy)

Nuremberg City Council

Bürgermeisteramt (mayor’s office); Amt für Kultur und Freizeit (dept. of culture and leisure)

Berlin City Council
Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz (dept. of health, the environment and consumer protection), Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen (dept. of business, technology and women)

External Experts
Holger Wunderlich, Dipl. Soz.-Wiss.
Faktor Familie GmbH, local family research and family policies

Data collection
Heidrun Bode
TNS EMNID Bielefeld, Abteilung Empirische Sozialforschung (dept. empirical social research)



Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
Maarweg 149-161
50825 Köln
Tel.: 0221 8992-0
Fax: 0221 8992-300


Research institution

Sozialwissenschaftliches FrauenForschungsInstitut Freiburg (SoFFI F.)

Buggingerstrasse 38
79114 Freiburg
Tel.: 0761 478126-90
Fax: 0761 478126-99


Project runtime

December 2006–February 2010


Survey period

First phase
October / November 2007

Second phase
January / February 2009


Target group

20–44-year-old women with a Turkish, eastern or southeast European, or Italian migrant background


Methodological approach / research design

a) quantitative survey 2,513 women, 20–44 years old,
n = 842 women with a Turkish migrant background
n = 832 women with an eastern European migrant background
n = 839 women without a migrant background
Random sample from the registers of the local resident-registration offices, telephone surveys, standardized questionnaires, use of Turkish-speaking interviewers and, in Nuremberg and Berlin, use of Russian-speaking interviewers too

b) qualitative survey 45 one-on-one interviews, 18 group discussions with women, particularly those with Turkish and eastern European migrant backgrounds, ten interviews with experts