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HIS-Graduate Panel 2001 (SUF)

Research Question

Panel-Survey of higher education graduates regarding the following topics:

  • Studies, study experiences, study quality
  • Transition from higher education to work
  • Employment and job satisfaction
  • Further academic and vocational training and demands
  • Living conditions and family

Test Language

German

Test Period

1st wave: August 2002 – January 2003
2nd wave: December 2006 – May 2007

Test Area

Germany

Target Persons

Higher education graduates

Population / Sample

The population includes graduates who obtained their first degree during the examination period of 2001 at a university/college (Hochschule) in Germany (except graduates from universities of the German armed forces, (Universitäten der Bundeswehr), college of public administration (Verwaltungsfachhochschulen), universities of cooperative education (Berufsakademien) and the distance university Hagen (Fernuniversität Hagen).

The examination period of 2001 corresponds at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) to the period from September 2000 to August 2001 and at universities to the period from October 2000 to September 2001.

The sample is a disproportional stratified cluster sample. The clusters were defined according to the subject area, type of degree and university/college (Hochschule).

Sample Size

Gross sample: ca. 35000 graduates
Net sample 1st wave: 8123 graduates
Net sample 2nd wave: 5426 graduates

The Scientific Use File encompasses 8117 graduates, whereas 5422 took part in the 2nd wave.

Survey Procedure and Instruments

paper and pencil survey

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

http://www.dzhw.eu/projekte/pr_show?pr_id=308 [only available in German]

Persistent Identifier

DOI:10.4232/1.5186

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Information about the user conditions can be found here: http://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/data-archive-service/usage-regulations

Documentation of Variables

https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/SDesc2.asp?no=5186&tab=0&ll=10¬abs=&af=&nf=1&search=&search2=&db=E

Selection of Publications using the Data

Briedis, K. und Minks K.-H., (2004). Zwischen Hochschule und Arbeitsmarkt: Eine Befragung der Hochschulabsolventinnen und Hochschulabsolventen des Prüfungsjahres 2001. Hannover: HIS. (in German)

Jacob, M. & Klein, M. (2013). Der Einfluss der Bildungsherkunft auf den Berufseinstieg und die ersten Erwerbsjahre von Universitätsabsolventen. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, 35(1), 8-37. (in German)

Schaeper, H. (2007). Familiengründung von Hochschulabsolventinnen: Eine empirische Untersuchung verschiedener Examenskohorten. In D. Konietzka & M. Kreyenfeld (Hrsg.), Ein Leben ohne Kinder. Kinderlosigkeit in Deutschland (S. 137-166). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. (in German)

Related Data

HIS-Graduate Panel 2001 (CUF) (link)
HIS-Graduate Panel 1997 (link)

Research Area(s)