Acquisition and Application of Occupational Qualifications 1998/99 (Qualification and Course of Employment)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Jansen, Rolf (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung Bonn (BIBB))
  • Dostal, Werner (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit (IAB), Nürnberg)
Publication Date
  • Infas, Bonn (Data Collector)
  • Infratest Burke, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
gainful occupation; firm; job requirements; electronic data processing; machine work; job history; course of education
  • Abstract

    Description of work responsibilities, working conditions, job stress and possible changes of the situation at work. Occupation education and further education as well as individual mobility conduct. Topics: 1.) Cross-section part: occupation practiced (classification of occupation according to the occupation codes of the Federal Bureau of the Census of 1992); assessment of personal occupation as traditional or modern; further employment or side jobs; weekly working hours in primary and side job; stating materials for work with which one often works within the framework of the occupational activity (the respondents selected from lists with materials for work organized according to categories; such categories were e.g.: simple craft tools, precision engineering and special tools, power craft tools, soldering and welding equipment, machines, plant equipment, measuring devices, diagnosis equipment, computers, office communication equipment and writing equipment, means of transport, computer programs); occupational position; position at work; subject to to mandatory social security; type of employment (limited, unlimited, temporary work, job-creation measure); duration of employment with current employer and length of activity exercised in the current company; assessment of the risk of lay-off; economic area and area of business of the employing company; stating the location of additional branches and branch offices of the employing company; company size; assessment of the economic situation of the company; chronological organization of occupational activity (changing shift, night shift, holiday work and overtime); gross income and supplements; stating how frequently certain work responsibilities are carried out (e.g. training, teaching, consulting, informing, trade fairs, testing, supervising, repairing, purchasing and sales, acquisition, advertising, marketing, organizing, producing, researching); presence of formal entitlement to train apprentices as part of activity exercised, as well as time spent looking after the apprentices; gender of superior; personal status as superior; possibility of also exercising activity with lesser or other qualification; place of acquisition of qualification necessary for occupational activity; requirement of special knowledge for the activity exercised; assessment of the necessity of deepening this knowledge through further education; changing working locations; participation in duties outside the office; characterization of selected working conditions and job stress (e.g. working on one's feet, lifting heavy loads, working with smoke and dust, dealing with dangerous materials, wearing protective clothing); estimated necessity of hearing protection with noise; having too much expected from work demands; frequency of selected work demands (e.g. deadline stress, precise regulations, repetitive activities, new duties); perceived change of work stress and work requirements as well as changes in the company in the last two years; changes of personal job situation; reduction in personnel; restructuring; outsourcing; occurrence of health complaints during or immediately after work; inability to work in the last 12 months; presence and participation in company medical check-ups and health promotion measures in the company; work satisfaction (scale); personal impact from mobbing; participation in measures for further education or retraining measures in the last 5 years; use of further education opportunities in the last 2 years; knowledge of foreign languages; reasons for longer stays abroad (except vacation); duration of employment; number of all employers up to now; reasons for change of employer; assessment of change of employer regarding improvement in occupational situation; temporary self-employment during working life; number and time of changes of occupation that took place as well as reasons for the change and resulting improvements of occupational situation; moves for occupational reasons; number and points in time of unemployment; status besides employment; ages of children in household; living together with a partner; employment of partner; existing disabilities; place where youth was spent; immigration year; citizenship; state; size of municipality class; degree of technology of the workplace and primary work equipment; highest occupation training final examination. Additionally for the self-employed: area of business; branch; number of employees subject to mandatory social security in the company; structure of employees (trainees, family members, temporary work force, temps, etc.); founding year; start of self-employment activity; presence of cooperative relationships. Additionally with freelancers: basis of occupational activity (fee, based on contract for specific task, based on hours); number of companies for which the activity is exercised; weekly working hours; arrangement of working hours; start of activity in current company and activity as freelancer in general; assessment of the risk that the working relationship will be ended by the company. 2.) Longitudinal part: school education: type, year and city of school degree; school degree completed later; college; doctorate; post-doctoral qualification as university lecturer; participation in measures preparatory for occupation, year of primary occupational training, occupational technical school, obligatory practical training; type, beginning and end of occupational training; type of facility at which occupational training took place; conclusion of occupational training; reasons for non-conclusion; area of business, locations and size of company doing the training; financial support of instruction (student aid, scholarship); usability of knowledge and skills gained during training in current activity; whereabouts after training; appropriateness of job after training; duration of possible unemployment, odd jobs, military service or alternative service or a voluntary social year after training.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10 / 1999-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older, carrying out regular, paid employment of at least 10 hours per week. Interviewed were also: persons whose terms of employment are linked to qualification (e.g. practical trainees, trainees, candidates for teaching profession, student teachers, doctors in specialist instruction, doctors in practical year), foreigners with adequate knowledge of German, residents of workers homes and private households on company grounds. Not interviewed were: apprentices (trainees), students who besides their instruction at vocational trade schools worked in the company or in the department (e.g. nurse trainees, student nurses), persons in civil service training for lower and middle-level service, those performing military and community service in lieu of the military and other quartered occupational groups (e.g. Federal Border Guard)
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample according to the random route procedure
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Oral, computer-aided survey with standardized questionnaire (CAPI- survey)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 34343
    Number of Variables: 791
Survey unit: adults### The study is part of the series of three further studies of the BIBB/IAB. These are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1243, 1790 and 2565.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3379 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BIBB (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11887
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3379
  • Dostal, Werner; Jansen, Rolf; Parmentier, Klaus (Hrsg.): Wandel der Erwerbsarbeit: Arbeitssituation, Informatisierung, berufliche Mobilität und Weiterbildung. Nürnberg: Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung (BeitrAB 231) 2000.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2015-05-19