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BA Employment Panel: Outline of the Weakly anonymous version

Content characteristics

Methodological characteristics

Data Access

The detailed dataset description is available under "working tools".

Content characteristics

Categories Descriptions
Topics Individual characteristics: gender, age, nationality, general school education, vocational qualification, occupational status (including full or part-time employment), statutory pension insurance body, wage subject to social security, type of notification, personal classification in compliance with the regulations of the German state pension scheme (VDR), pension contribution classification number, change of employer, employment and training scheme, unemployment, receipt of unemployment benefit, transition zone characteristic, secondary job
Establishment characteristics: establishment size, industry, region, percentage of women in employment, share of employees by age, share of German employees, share of part-time employees, share of employees by educational qualification, share of apprentices, share of blue-collar workers, share of skilled workers, share of white-collar workers, share of white-collar/ blue-collar workers' pension insurance, share of marginal part-time workers
Data unit Employees covered by social security (including marginal employment since 1999)
Number of cases between approx. 517,000 and 621,000 per quarter
Period covered 1998 to 2007
Time reference March 31th, June 30th, Septenber 30th, December 31th
Regional structure Place of work: West/East Germany, federal states (Bundeslaender), regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency (Regionaldirektion)
Place of recidence: federal states (Bundeslaender), regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency (Regionaldirektion),
further varibles see below "sensitive variables"
Regional status quo per defined reference date

Methodological characteristics

Categories Descriptions
Method of data collection Systematic random sample per birthday selection (1.92%  of the total population) drawn from the quarterly employment statistics of the Federal Employment Agency
Institutions involved Social security agencies, Federal Employment Agency
Frequency of data collection Permanent
File format and size Stata (5,3 GB for 40 waves)
File architecture One file per wave

Data Access

Categories Descriptions
Data access remote data access, on-site use
Degree of anonymisation weakly anonymous
Sensitive variables classification of industries WZ93 (5-digit), classification of industries WZ03 (5-digit), nationality (non-aggregated), Active labour market policy (non-aggregated), place of work (district [Kreis], local authority districts [Gemeinde], employment agency [Arbeitsagenturbezirk], local labour office [Dienststelle]), place of residence (district [Kreis], local authority districts [Gemeinde], employment agency [Arbeitsagenturbezirk], local labour office [Dienststelle])

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