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Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security (PASS) – Version 0618 v1

DOI: 10.5164/IAB.PASS-SUF0618.de.en.v1

Summary

The Panel Labour Market and Social Security (PASS) is a central dataset for research on the labour market, poverty and means-tested income support in Germany (German Social Code Book II). Established by the IAB in 2007, annual surveys are conducted in households in receipt of Unemployment Benefit II and households registered as residents of Germany. Initially, a personal interview is carried out with the heads of all selected households. Subsequently, all members of the household aged 15 or over are interviewed.
The Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security allows to analyse the dynamic of the receipt of Unemployment Benefit II as well as the effects of receipt of social benefits on the economic and social situation of the affected households and individuals. Furthermore, PASS also offers information beyond its central issues of employment and unemployment, comprising a variety of socio-demographic characteristics and subjective indicators such as contentment, fears and problems or employment orientation
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Dataset Descriptions, Questionnaires and Frequencies

A detailed descriptions for each wave are included in the respective FDZ Datenreports. Information on the survey design is available in the FDZ Methodenreports.

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Data Access

Other working tools  

Further working tools as a list of BHP variables and papers on working with the FDZ data can be found here.

Citation

Researchers working with the PASS 0618 are obligated to acknowledge the data base and its documentation within their publications, including the DOI, by using the following reference:

Data:

Sebastian Bähr, Jonas Beste, Mustafa Coban, Sandra Dummert, Martin Friedrich, Corinna Frodermann, Stefanie Gundert, Bettina Müller, Stefan Schwarz, Nils Teichler, Mark Trappmann, Stefanie Unger, Claudia Wenzig, Marco Berg, Ralph Cramer, Christian Dickmann, Reiner Gilberg, Birgit Jesske, Martin Kleudgen (2019): "Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security (PASS) – Version 0618 v1". Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). DOI: 10.5164/IAB.PASS-SUF0618.de.en.v1
Data access was provided via a Scientific Use File supplied by the Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB).

Data documentation:

Marco Berg et al. (2019): Codebuch und Dokumentation des Panel 'Arbeitsmarkt und soziale Sicherung' (PASS) – Datenreport Welle 12. FDZ-Datenreport, 09/2019 (de), Nürnberg. DOI: 10.5164/IAB.FDZD.1909.de.v1

Marco Berg et al. (2020): Codebook and Documentation of the Panel Study „Labour Market and Social Security“ (PASS) – Datenreport Wave 12. FDZ-Datenreport, 09/2019 (en), Nürnberg. DOI: 10.5164/IAB.FDZD.1909.en.v1

According to the FDZ Data Usage Agreement, any type of publication resulting from work with FDZ data must be reported to the FDZ by e-mail to iab.fdz@iab.de at the latest one month after publication. The notification must include an electronic version of the printed version or, after publication, a reprint or a copy of the publication free of charge.

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