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Codebook and documentation of the panel study 'Labour Market and Social Security' (PASS)



"The panel study 'Labour Market and Social Security' (PASS), established by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), is a new dataset for labour market, welfare state and poverty research in Germany, creating a new empirical basis for the scientific community and for policy advice. This Datenreport provides an overview of the second survey wave, for which 12,487 individuals were interviewed in 8,429 households between December 2007 and July 2008. 10,114 individuals and 7,342 households were interviewed for the second time in the context of PASS.
The spectrum of questions and the design of PASS are intended to close gaps in the existing stock of data. PASS has three main characteristics that extend analysis potential beyond that of the Federal Employment Agency's administrative data:
1. The panel takes the household context into account - including the situation before and after receipt of Unemployment Benefit II.
2. The panel is complete in that it covers all groups of persons and all employment biographies, not only people in dependent employment, unemployed people and those in need of assistance. The dataset also provides information on the status during phases of economic inactivity, self-employment or employment as civil servants.
3. The panel collects additional or significantly more detailed data on relevant characteristics such as attitudes, employment potential or job-search behaviour." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Gebhardt, Daniel; Müller, Gerrit; Bethmann, Arne; Trappmann, Mark; Christoph, Bernhard; Gayer, Christine; Müller, Bettina; Tisch, Anita; Siflinger, Bettina; Kiesl, Hans; Huyer-May, Bernadette; Achatz, Juliane; Wenzig, Claudia; Rudolph, Helmut; Graf, Tobias; Biedermann, Anika (2009): Codebook and documentation of the panel study 'Labour Market and Social Security' (PASS) * Volume I: Introduction and overview. Wave 2 (2007/2008). (FDZ-Datenreport, 06/2009 (en)), Nürnberg, 229 p.