Qualification and Course of Employment (1979)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildungsforschung, Berlin (heute: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn)
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg
Publication Date
  • GfK, Nuernberg (Data Collector)
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • In-job training
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Social and occupational mobility
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of education; further education; gainful occupation; job requirements
  • Abstract

    Determination of qualification and course of professional career. The investigation is divided into the following sections: 1. Education and training 2. Further education and retraining 3. Career course 4. Current employment 5. Mobility Topics: 1. Education and training: school education; school achievements; degree level and year of degree; subject area with year of conclusion of vocational training; start and conclusion of company vocational training; training occupation; judgement on relevance in practice for employment today of knowledge acquired in school education and in apprenticeship; company size, economic area and branch of economy of company doing training; remaining with or leaving company doing training and reasons for departure. 2. Further education and retraining: participation in courses for occupational further education and retraining within or outside the company within the last five years; type of courses; usability of the knowledge acquired there for current occupational activity; course length. 3. Career course: a) on first employment: employment in training occupation; type of first employment; economic area, branch of economy, company size and status in profession. b) for the points in time 1970 as well as 1974 (later more accurately for the survey year 1979) information on occupation at that time was obtained: type of occupation; area of business affiliation of company; company size and length of company employment. c) in case of unemployment since 1974 the following was asked: frequency and length of unemployment. 4. Current employment: again the following was surveyed: branch of economy and economic area as well as company size and exercised occupation; work areas, detailed determination of the requirements at work and of job-specific knowledge; characteristics of occupation; materials used for work; detailed information on physical position and efforts at work; place of acquiring qualification for current occupation; usability of acquired training and further education; occupational satisfaction; (scale). 5. Mobility: information on change of occupation and career changes associated with this; reasons for change of occupation; connection of training, further education and change of occupation; number of employers with whom one was employed; length of employment with current employer; satisfaction with course of professional life up to now; degree of possible reduction in earning capacity; city size; ZIP (postal) code. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); income; social origins; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Working Germans (employed and unemployed) between the ages of 15 to 65 years, excluding trainees, soldiers, those employed in the Federal Border Guard and persons in institutions.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample (random route procedure)
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 29737
    Number of Variables: 444
Survey unit: adults; teenagers### An investigation of comparable content was again conducted in 1985/86. This is archived under ZA Study No. 1790.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1243 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BIBB (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildungsforschung; Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit (Hrsg.): Qualifikation und Berufsverlauf: Erste Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Erhebung bei Erwerbspersonen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildungsforschung 1981. (Sonderveröffentlichung).

Update Metadata: 2020-11-23 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22