NEPS Starting Cohort 6 survey data linked to administrative data of the IAB (NEPS-SC6-ADIAB)

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Nadine Bachbauer
Published online: Jun 14, 2018


Background
NEPS-SC6-ADIAB is a new linked data product containing survey data of Starting Cohort 6 of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and administrative employment data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the research institute of the Federal Employment Agency. NEPS is provided by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Starting Cohort 6 of this panel survey includes adults in their professional life, the survey focuses on education in adulthood and lifelong learning. The administrative data in NEPS-SC6-ADIAB consist of comprehensive information on the employment histories.


Objectives
Combining these two data sources increases for example the information about individual employment history. Overall, the data volume is increased by the linkage between the survey data and the administrative data.


Methods
A record linkage process was used to link the two data sources. The data access is free for the whole scientific community. In addition to a large number of On-site access locations within Germany, there are also international On-site access locations. Including London and Colchester. In addition a Remote Data Access is offered.


Conclusions
This data linkage project is very innovative and creates an extensive database, which results in extensive analytical potential. A short application example is made to exemplify the comprehensive analytical potential of NEPS-SC6-ADIAB. This ongoing project deals with nonresponse in survey data. The linked data has a variety of variables collected in both data sources, administratively and through the NEPS survey, allowing for comparative analyses. In this case an idea to compensate nonresponse in income data with administrative data is drawn.


Background

NEPS-SC6-ADIAB is a new linked data product containing survey data of Starting Cohort 6 of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and administrative employment data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the research institute of the Federal Employment Agency. NEPS is provided by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Starting Cohort 6 of this panel survey includes adults in their professional life, the survey focuses on education in adulthood and lifelong learning. The administrative data in NEPS-SC6-ADIAB consist of comprehensive information on the employment histories.

Objectives

Combining these two data sources increases for example the information about individual employment history. Overall, the data volume is increased by the linkage between the survey data and the administrative data.

Methods

A record linkage process was used to link the two data sources. The data access is free for the whole scientific community. In addition to a large number of On-site access locations within Germany, there are also international On-site access locations. Including London and Colchester. In addition a Remote Data Access is offered.

Conclusions

This data linkage project is very innovative and creates an extensive database, which results in extensive analytical potential. A short application example is made to exemplify the comprehensive analytical potential of NEPS-SC6-ADIAB. This ongoing project deals with nonresponse in survey data. The linked data has a variety of variables collected in both data sources, administratively and through the NEPS survey, allowing for comparative analyses. In this case an idea to compensate nonresponse in income data with administrative data is drawn.

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