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IAB Establishment Panel

Research Question

The IAB Establishment Panel is a representative employer survey of employment parameters at individual establishments. It is not only aimed at taking stock of structures, situations and the background to problems in the establishments but also at assessing morale and the expectations for the future currently held by the establishments. The survey also provides information on apprenticeship training and further training activities.

Test Language


Test Period

Annual survey (since 1993)

Test Area


Target Persons


Population / Sample

All establishments with at least one employee covered by social security

Sample Size

About 16,000 establishments

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Face-to-face interviews

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

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Related Data

Linked Employer-Employee Data from the IAB (LIAB)

Research Area(s)