Introduction to IAB Data

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Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Stefan Seth (IAB Nürnberg)


04.10.2013, 09:00 – 12:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 20

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


The Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg has available a wealth of micro data on the German labor market and offers access to it in its Research Data Center (FDZ). The course’s goal is to arouse the participants’ interest in FDZ data and to guide their first steps into analyzing them. The focus will be on two large administrative data sets, namely the Sample of Integrated Employment Biographies (SIAB) and the Establishment History Panel (BHP). In hands-on sessions we will explore, cleanse and prepare the data, calculate durations, and implement simple imputation procedures. The course will also cover in some detail the IAB Establishment Panel, the FDZ’s most important survey data set, and the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset of the IAB (LIAB); other FDZ data will also be presented, but rather cursorily.

FDZ website
Overview of FDZ data

You have to register for the 7th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.