BIBB Transition Study 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Eberhard, Verena (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn)
  • Beicht, Ursula (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn)
  • Krewerth, Andreas (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn)
  • Ulrich, Joachim G. (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn)
Publication Date
  • GfK, Nürnberg (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Family
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • In-job training
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
young adult; transition from school to work; course of education; course of training; vocational education; studies (academic); vocational preparation; internship; gainful employment; advanced vocational education; retraining; social background
  • Abstract

    Educational pathways of young adults, career biography, school achievement, choice of school, choice of occupation, family background, young people´s application behaviour, initial vocational training; education and waiting loops, transition system, migration background, first threshold. I. Topics: value orientation (importance of selected values (diligence and ambition, religiosity, high income, cultivated appearance, career, professional independence, learning and further training, life partner, own children, interesting occupation, good friends and much spare time); primary school time: month and year of the beginning of the primary school; month and year of the end of the primary school; self-assessment of the school achievements; retrospective evaluation of the school time from the tenth year of life (scale: liked going to school, got along well with the teachers, discussed school problems with the parents, understanding with the classmates, liked to do homework, teachers´ efforts to impart curriculum subjects, exciting lessons, fun learning, parents expected efforts for the school); activities and functions during school time (e.g. school or class representatives, club or party activities, etc.). Demography: age (month of birth, year of birth); sex; country of birth; childhood and youth spent in Germany; year of moving to Germany; permanent residence in Germany since moving in; length of stay in Germany; German as mother tongue; other mother tongue (bilingualism); nationality; own children; number of own children; household composition; information on parents: origin of parents from Germany or country of birth (migration background); cohabitation with the father and mother or with step, foster or adoptive parents up to the age of 15; parents´ school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or study of parents and type of training; employment status of father and mother when the respondent was 15 years old or previous employment status of father and mother; occupation of father and mother (KldB 1992 and 2010, ISCO-88, ISCO-08, ISCO-09); professional status and characteristics of father and mother; employment in public service and career group; woke up with grandparents or other relatives, in home or other; federal state; highest general school leaving certificate. Additionally coded: data set number; belongs to the sample despite first reduction or despite second reduction; number of activities per person; current retention in the scientific use file; sum of all time gaps in the episodes of the person; conspicuous by ALBERTA check. Weights: design weights (mobile phone numbers); adjustment weights (gender, year of birth, highest school leaving certificate, federal state), extrapolation factor (2010 microcensus data). II. Educational and professional activities since primary school (event data set): 1. school; 2. vocational training; 3. study; 4. vocational preparation, basic vocational training, vocational school which does not lead to a vocational qualification; 5. entry qualification, internship and partial qualification 6. employment, jobbing; 7. long-term training or retraining; 8. measures of the employment agency, the employment office, the job centre; 9. military service, civil service, voluntary social or ecological year; 10. other or at home.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-07-04 / 2011-09-23
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Adolescents and young adults born between 1987 and 1993 (equivalent to persons aged between 18 and 24 in 2011) who were resident in Germany at the time of the survey
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 328
Survey unit: teenagers### A cross-section and event data set is offered. The survey design is conceived as a retrospective longitudinal section design. Replication study of the BIBB Transition Study from 2006, which is archived under the ZA study number 5231.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5916 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.7803/ (Type: DOI)
  • BIBB (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Friedrich, Anett; Rohrbach-Schmidt, Daniela: BIBB-Übergangsstudie 2011. Bonn: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), BIBB-FDZ Daten- und Methodenbericht Nr. 3, 2014
  • Eberhard, Verena; Beicht, Ursula; Krewerth, Andreas; Ulrich, Joachim G.: Perspektiven beim Übergang Schule - Berufsausbildung : Methodik und erste Ergebnisse aus der BIBB-Übergangsstudie 2011. Bonn: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Wissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere 142, 2013

Update Metadata: 2021-05-06 | Issue Number: 24 | Registration Date: 2014-10-02