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Acquisition and Application of Occupational Qualifications 1998/99 (Qualification and Course of Employment)

Research Question

Description of work responsibilities, working conditions, job stress and possible changes of the situation at work. Occupation education and further education as well as individual mobility conduct

Test Language


Test Period

10.1998 - 03.1999

Test Area

Germany (DE)

Population / Sample

Persons 15 years old and older, carrying out regular, paid employment of at least 10 hours per week. Interviewed were also: persons whose terms of employment are linked to qualification (e.g. practical trainees, trainees, candidates for teaching profession, student teachers, doctors in specialist instruction, doctors in practical year), foreigners with adequate knowledge of German, residents of workers homes and private households on company grounds.

Not interviewed were: apprentices (trainees), students who besides their instruction at vocational trade schools worked in the company or in the department (e.g. nurse trainees, student nurses), persons in civil service training for lower and middle-level service, those performing military and community service in lieu of the military and other quartered occupational groups (e.g. Federal Border Guard) /

Probability Sample: Stratified Multistage Sample

Sample Size

n = 34,343 target persons

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)

Persistent Identifier


Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

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Selection of Publications using the Data

Dostal, W., Jansen, R. & Parmentier, K. (Hrsg.) (2000). Wandel der Erwerbsarbeit: Arbeitssituation, Informatisierung, berufliche Mobilität und Weiterbildung. Nürnberg: Bertelsmann. (Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung, BeitrAB 231). (in German)

Related Data

  • ZA1243 Qualification and Course of Employment 1979 (link)
  • ZA1790 Qualification and Course of Employment 1985/86 (link)
  • ZA2565 Acquisition and Application of Occupational Qualifications 1991/92 (Qualification and Course of Employment)
  • ZA4820 BIBB/BAuA-Employment Survey 2006 (link)
  • ZA5657 BIBB/BAuA-Employment Survey 2012 (link)

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