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Integrated employment biographies sample IEBS



"The IEBS is a random sample drawn from the Integrated Employment Biographies (IEB) of the IAB. The IEB are not to be understood as a self-contained dataset but as a procedure for merging data from four different sources for the purpose of data quality control and for drawing samples such as the IEBS. The four data sources are
- the IAB Employee History (BeH) with observations of employment subject to social security taken from the social security notification procedure,
- the Benefit Recipient History (LeH) with observations of receipt of unemployment benefit, unemployment assistance and maintenance allowance,
- the Participants-in-Measures History File (MTH) with observations of participation in employment and training measures and
- the Applicant Pool Data (BewA) with job-search observations.
The most important changes compared with the 2005 version of the IEBS are:
Updating of the loading status and inclusion of new variables; the variable 'grund' is recoded in the variable spectrum; the missing values are recoded uniformly to the value -7; reforms of district territories in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia result in new district numbers from 2007." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Further information


Bibliographical information

Oberschachtsiek, Dirk; Scioch, Patrycja; Seysen, Christian; Heining, Jörg (2009): Integrated employment biographies sample IEBS * handbook for the IEBS in the 2008 version. (FDZ-Datenreport, 03/2009 (en)), Nürnberg, 64 p.