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Integrated Employment Biographies Sample: Outline of the Scientific Use File

Content characteristics

Methodological characteristics

Data access

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

Content characteristics 

Categories Description
Topics Socio-demographic characteristics:
Gender, year of birth, education, nationality, place of residence, place of work, regional type 
Employment:
Daily remuneration, occupational status, branch of industry
Receipt of benefits:
Unemployment benefit, unemployment assistance, maintenance allowance
Measures of active labour market policy:
Job-creation measures, general structural adjustment measures, integration subsidies, recruitment subsidies for new businesses, bridging allowances, job opportunities for long-term unemployed, recruitment subsidies, development of job-creating infrastructural measures, business start-up allowances, independent employment promotion measures, promotion of vocational training and retraining, training schemes, German language courses, joint programme of the Federal Employment Agency and the European Social Fund (ESF-BA programme)
Job search:
Job search status, employment status prior to job search,  start date and duration of unemployment
Data unit Employees covered by social security (including marginal employment since 1999), benefit recipients, job-seekers, participants in active labour market programmes
Number of cases 1,320,530 individuals
Period covered Dependent on the data source:
Employment: 1993-2003
Benefit receipt: 1993-2004
Participantion in measures and job seeking: 2000-2004
Time reference employment biographies on on a day-to-day basis
Regional structure East/West Germany
Regional allocation Employment: 31/12/2004
Other data sources: original regional allocation

Methodological characteristics 

Categories Description
Method of data collection Approx. 2.2 % random sample drawn from the Integrated Employment Biographies of the IAB
Institutions involved Social security agencies, Federal Employment Agency
Frequency of data collection Permanent
File format and size Stata (1.22 GB), SPSS (1.84 GB)

Data access

Categories Description
Data access Scientific use file
Degree of anonymisation factually anonymous
Sensitive variables none

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