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On the definition of unemployment and its implementation in register data: the case of Germany

Definition von Arbeitslosigkeit und ihre Implementierung in amtliche Daten: Beispiel Deutschland
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Kruppe, Thomas; Müller, Eva; Wichert, Laura; Wilke, Ralf A.

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Corporate Editor Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB) Forschungsdatenzentrum (FDZ)
Abstract "Unemployment information in individual level register data depends on institutional settings, administrative procedures and which registers are merged. In this paper we suggest different implementation strategies for common international and German legal unemployment definitions for the Sample of the Integrated Employment Biographies (IEBS). The IEBS belongs to a new generation of German merged register data that is more comprehensive than previous data sets. Our descriptive figures show large differences in the number of spells and the unemployment duration across implementations. This suggests that empirical results of labour market research are likely to depend on the underlying legal definition of unemployment and its implementation in this data." (author's abstract)
Keywords unemployment; official statistics; process-produced data; duration; measurement; research; data interconnection; statistical method; reliability; validity; quota; unemployed person; secret reserves; data quality; OECD; ILO; Federal Republic of Germany; concept
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Labor Market Research
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Nürnberg
Page/Pages 34 p.
Series FDZ Methodenreport, 3/2007
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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