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Establishment History Panel 1975-2014



"The Establishment History Panel 1975-2014 (BHP 7514) is a 50% sample of all establishments throughout Germany with at least one employee subject to social security as of 30 June of a given year. Since 1999, establishments employing only marginal part-time workers have also been included in the data. For establishments in western Germany the observation period is 1975 to 2014 and for establishments in eastern Germany 1992 to 2014. However, conclusive analyses for eastern German establishments are only possible from 1993 onwards. The data source for the BHP is the Employee History (Beschäftigten-Historik BeH) of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). The data on individuals contained in the BeH are aggregated to the establishment level using the establishment numbers. The sample of the BHP consists of between 640,000 and 1.5 million establishments per year. The individual annual waves can be linked to form a panel dataset via the identifier 'artificial establishment number', which can be found in the dataset. This data report describes the variables of the weakly anonymous version of the BHP dataset BHP 7514, which is available to researchers via on-site use at the Research Data Centre (FDZ) or via remote data access. To a large extent the available data are the original data. In addition to the sampling procedure, only the original establishment numbers as direct identifiers of the establishments were replaced by artificial establishment IDs. In order to protect the anonymity of the establishments still further, some variables are classified as particularly sensitive and are only disclosed upon submission of a special application (see Section 1.2)." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Schmucker, Alexandra; Seth, Stefan; Ludsteck, Johannes; Eberle, Johanna; Ganzer, Andreas (2016): Establishment History Panel 1975-2014. (FDZ-Datenreport, 03/2016 (en)), Nürnberg, 127 p.