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Linked Employer-Employee Data from the IAB (LIAB)

Research Question

The Linked Employer-Employee Data from the IAB (LIAB) allow for simultaneous analysis of the supply and demand sides of the German labour market. For this purpose, the IAB Establishment Panel data are matched with individual data from the IAB, thus providing a linked dataset which comprises data from a representative annual establishment survey as well as personal data generated in labour administration and social security data processing.

  • LIAB cross-sectional model: The cross-sectional LIAB model contains both information on individuals and data from the IAB Establishment Panel matched on a specific reference date (30th June).
  • LIAB longitudinal model: The data in the longitudinal LIAB model are not referenced to a specific date, but contains personal details related to a certain period of time. A special longitudinal model, the Mover-Model, focuses on movers between establishments.

Test Language

German

Test Period

since 1993

Test Area

Germany

Target Persons

Establishments, employees covered by social security (including marginal employment since 1999), benefit recipients, job-seekers, participants in active labour market programmes

Population / Sample

LIAB cross-sectional model:

  • IAB Establishment Panel: all establishments of the IAB Establishment Panel (representative random sample, stratifed according to establishment size, industry and federal state)
  • Individuals: all information from the Integrated Employment Biographies (IEB) on the reference date June 30th, of all individuals employed in an establishment of the IAB Establishment Panel on that date.

LIAB longitudinal model:

  • Establishments: all panel cases from the IAB Establishment Panel in the period of 2000 to 2008
  • Individuals:all workers employed at least one day in the selected establishments from the IAB Establishment Panel in the period 1999 to 2009
  • Employment Biographies: all observations on employment and benefit receipt (acoording to Book III of the German Social Code) in the period of 1993 to 2010/2011
  • IAB Establishment Panel: all establishments of the IAB Establishment Panel (representative random sample, stratifed according to establishment size, industry and federal state)

Sample Size

LIAB cross-sectional model:
Linked Establishments: 4,188 to 15,061 per year, 60,124 in total
Individuals: 1,592,874 to 2,536,470 per year, 11,581,550 in total

LIAB longitudinal model:
Linked Establishments: 2,702 to 11,117 per year
Individuals: 1,090,728 to 1,536,665 per year, 1,883,198 in total

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Linked dataset which comprises data from a representative annual establishment survey as well as personal data generated in labour administration and social security data processing

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

http://fdz.iab.de/en/Integrated_Establishment_and_Individual_Data/LIAB.aspx

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

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

Information about the user conditions can be found here: http://fdz.iab.de/en/FDZ_Data_Access.aspx

Contact

iab.fdz[at]iab.de

Related Data

IAB Establishment Panel (link)

Research Area(s)