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Job Market Monitor for the New States

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg
Publication Date
1992
Contributor
  • Infratest Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • Infratest Burke, Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
Description
  • Abstract

    Eight-wave panel survey on the development of the job market situation in the five new states. Description of the job situation at work and the job market in the region. Topics: in all waves the following questions were posed: judgement on one´s own financial situation; current search for work; area of search for work in kilometers; registered with the employment office as unemployed or looking for work; time of leaving company and reason for this; employment status; length of employment in current position; personal position within the company; branch of business of company; belonging to the civil service; company size; employment in Western Germany or West Berlin; participation in occupation qualification measures; support by the employment office during the measure; amount of personal income during the month; year of birth; survey date. In at least one further survey the following additional questions were posed: current situation in life; assessment of the change of economic situation compared to previous year; general economic situation of the area. Experiences with unemployment: registration with employment office; one-time or multiple unemployment; length of unemployment; receipt of payments from the employment office; experiences with the employment office. Search for work: search for permanent position or short-term employment; willingness to accept a temporary position; search for full-time or part-time position; evaluation of chances for a job; search for work relevant to one´s job. Training wishes: desire for vocational training or college; training sought; prospects for a training vacancy or training position; reason for dissolution of a training contract; involving the employment office in the search for a training vacancy; job offers from the employment office; prospect of start of studies; alternative to planned training; interest in a job in Western Germany; preferred training area. Job creation measures: arranging a job creation measure by the employment office; point in time of this; employment in a job creation measure at time of survey; prematurely leaving the job creation measure; end of job creation measure; employment at the conclusion; personal effort for a regular job during job creation measure; information from the employment office about employment outside of a job creation measure. Occupation and family: living together with partner; employment status of partner; extent of employment of partner; preferred opportunity to earn money. Child care: children under 16 years in household; year of birth of youngest child; care of children during the day; possibility of employment even without day-nursery, kindergarten or nursery; opportunity of all-day child care in residential area. The situation in the last 6 months: leaving a company and reason for this. Situation at time of survey: desire for new employment; reasons for not returning to working life. Employment activity at time of survey: employment in the same company as six months earlier; measure to preserve employment; temporary employment; correspondence of occupational activity and occupation learned; training necessary for current activity; evaluation of technical equipment of company; use of computer-controlled equipment or facilities; having a position of leadership; short time work in the company and personal impact; supplementing short time work support of the employment office by the company; extent of employment (full-time or part-time position); working hours per week; preferred number of hours each week; actual time worked each week; reasons for overtime or short time work; personal impact of the so-called holding pattern; distance to place of work; having a side job; type of side job; extent of side job; length of employment in the last year in months. Occupational changes: change of occupation in the last year; change of job risk, physical burden, stress and hectic since last year; work income; change of place of work; working on new machines or facilities; producing another product; demands for new knowledge; reduction in or loss of work; satisfaction with job earnings, with the opportunity to apply one´s own occupational knowledge and skills, with the prospects of advancement, with the cooperation with colleagues, with the working hours, with the route to work, with the relationship with superiors, work satisfaction (scale); assessment of the pace at work in the company. The company: production program of the company; lay-offs within the company; expected change of number of employees in the next 12 months; existence of the company a year ago; administration of the company by the trust-company; working in an employment company or renovation company; reason for employment in the west; desired duration of work in the west; affiliation of the company with a larger enterprise; persons from the west in the employment company; place of residence and registered main place of residence; manner of termination of terms of employment in the west; reason for termination of employment in the west. The foreseeable future: planned or expected changes of occupational situation. Occupational qualification: qualification measure at time of survey; effort in hours per week; goal of qualification; length of the measure; change of occupational situation through occupational further education; interest in courses on occupational qualification; goals of the measure; adequate extent to which informed about qualification measures. Financial situation: percentage contribution to household income; number of persons in household; number of persons between 16 and 65 years in household; number of employed, unemployment figures or number of pensioners in household; persons in household with their own income; amount of monthly net household income; production oneself at home. Health: self-assessment of condition of health. Expectations: expected economic situation of the region in one year; personal occupational future (scale). Information on person: highest school degree; vocational degree.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11 / 1994-11
    1st wave November 1990 2nd wave March 1991 3rd wave July 1991 4th wave November 1991 5th wave May 1992 6th wave November 1992 7th wave November 1993 8th wave November 1994
Geographic Coverage
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
Working persons from the resident registry who in September 1990 had their residence in the former GDR. Included were persons born in the years 1926 to 1974. With wave 4 the year 1975 was included, and with wave 6, 1976.
Sampling
Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 14993
    Number of Variables: 1229
Note
The data set contains the information from an eight-wave panel survey. The gross sample comprised 15000 persons. The first wave involved 10751 respondents, the second 7929 respondents, the third 7300 respondents, the fourth 7956 respondents, the fifth 10956 respondents, the sixth 9763 respondents, the seventh 8351 respondents, the eighth 7549 respondents. The figures are net samples. To compensate for drop-outs additional years of birth were introduced, 1975 with the fourth wave and 1976 with the sixth wave. In the fifth wave the sample was augmented by approx. 7000 persons gross.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2142 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bielenski, Harald; von Rosenbladt, Bernhard: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 11/90. Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung. Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg 1991.
  • Bielenski, Harald; Enderle, Jovita; von Rosenbladt, Bernhard: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 3/91. Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung. Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg 1991.
  • Bielenski, Harald; Enderle, Jovita; von Rosenbladt, Bernhard: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 7/91. Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung. Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg 1991.
  • o.V.: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 11/91. Im Auftrag der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, München, März 1992.
  • Enderle, Jovita, Bielenski, Harald; von Rosenbladt, Bernhard: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 5/92. Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung. Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg 1992.
  • o.V.: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Umfrage 11/92. Im Auftrag der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit. München, Mai 1993.
  • o.V.: Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer, Umfrage 11/93. Im Auftrag der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit. München, April 1994.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 78 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg (1992): Arbeitsmarkt-Monitor für die neuen Bundesländer. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2142