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Arbeiten und Lernen im Wandel



"'Working and Learning in a Changing World', ALWA derived from its German name 'Arbeiten und Lernen im Wandel' for short, is a dataset which is collected within the project 'Qualifications, Competencies and Working Life' at the department 'Education and Employment over the Life Course' of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg. Jutta Allmendinger, the former director of the IAB, is due to realize the idea to combine a retrospective life course interview with tests of cognitive competencies by surveying the birth cohorts 1956-1988 resident in Germany. The survey is conducted by infas Sozialforschung, Bonn. The ALWA-dataset contains information about the life histories of more than 10.400 life courses and allows detailed longitudinal analyses in particular schooling and training, labor market entry an employment career as well as family formation and regional mobility. After an extensive data edition a detailed documentation is available containing this overview and the corresponding documents range from project description to supply of the data as Scientific Use File." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Antoni, Manfred; Drasch, Katrin; Kleinert, Corinna; Matthes, Britta; Ruland, Michael; Trahms, Annette (2010): Arbeiten und Lernen im Wandel * Teil I: Überblick über die Studie - März 2011 (2. aktualisierte Fassung des Berichtes vom Mai 2010). (FDZ-Methodenreport, 05/2010 (de)), Nürnberg, 49 p.