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Integrated Employment Biographies Sample: Outline of the Weakly anonymous version

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
Data unit Employees covered by social security (including marginal employment since 1999), benefit recipients, job-seekers, participants in in active labour market programmes
Number of cases 1,487,835 individuals
Period covered Dependent on the data source:
Employment: 1990-2007
Benefit receipt: 1990-2008
Participantion in measures and job seeking: 2000-2008
Time reference employment biographies on on a day-to-day basis
Regional structure

Place of work: West/East Germany, federal states (Bundeslaender), regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency (Regionaldirektion)
Place of recidence: West/East Germany, federal states (Bundeslaender), regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency (Regionaldirektion)
(not for all data sources and time periods)
further varibles see below "sensitive variables"

Regional allocation Employment: 31/12/2007
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 2.7 GB

Data access 

Categories Description
Data access On-site use and subsequently remote data access
Degree of Anonymisation Weakly anonymous
Sensitive Variables Place of work: district (Kreis), regional directorate (Regionaldirektion), employment agency (Arbeitsagentur); place of residence district (Kreis), regional directorate (Regionaldirektion), employment agency (Arbeitsagentur), place of recidence abroad; nationality (detailed list), classification of industries WZ93, 5-digit; health impediments 

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