TREE - TRansitions from Education to Employment, cohort 1

Resource Type
  • Becker, Rolf
  • Gomensoro, Andrés
  • Hupka-Brunner, Sandra
  • Imdorf, Christian
  • Jann, Ben
  • Koomen, Maarten
  • Krebs-Oesch, Dominique
  • Meyer, Thomas
  • Müller, Barbara
  • Sacchi, Stefan
  • von Rotz, Christina
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) surveys post-compulsory educational and labour market pathways of school leavers in Switzerland, being the country’s first prospective longitudinal study of this type at national level. The project's first cohort (TREE1) is based on a sample of approximately 6,000 young people who participated in the PISA survey of the year 2000 and left compulsory school the same year. This sample has been followed up by means of seven survey panels at a yearly rhythm between 2001 and 2007 and two further survey panels in 2010 and 2014. A further panel wave is planned for 2019 (at average respondent's age 35). In 2016, the longitudinal observation of a second school leavers' cohort has started. With this extension to a multi-cohort design, Switzerland is among the few countries worldwide in which comparative inter-cohort analyses can be carried out. For more detail see project website .
Temporal Coverage
  • Cohort 1 (TREE1): begin in 2000, ongoing Cohort 2 (TREE2): begin in 2016, ongoing
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland, language regions (German, French, Italian), selected cantons (Berne, Geneva, St Gall, Ticino)
Sampled Universe
Students who had - finished compulsory school at the end of the school year 1999/2000 (i.e. completed 9th grade); - attended regular classes (i.e. not attended special needs school types or classes) during upper secondary school; - participated in the Swiss PISA 2000 survey; - given their consent to participate in the TREE survey.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview (CATI, etc.)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
SPSS datasets are available with German and French labelling. STATA datasets with English labels are also available. Codebooks and questionnaires document all three survey languages (German, French and Italian). All generic and explanatory information on the data is available in English, German and French.
Academic research and teaching - With prior agreement of author

Update Metadata: 2019-05-20 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-05-20