Swiss Active Labor Market Policy Evaluation Dataset

Resource Type
  • Behncke, Stefanie
  • Frölich, Markus
  • Huber, Martin
  • Knaus, Michael
  • Lechner, Michael
  • Mellace, Giovanni
  • Strittmatter, Anthony
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • Labour and employment policy
  • Abstract

    This dataset was the basis for several studies. It includes individuals who are registered as unemployed at a Swiss regional employment agency in the year 2003. The data contains further information from different unemployment insurance databases (AVAM/ASAL) and social security records (AHV). Additionally, caseworkers employed in the period of 2003 to 2004 were surveyed through a written questionnaire in December 2004. The questionnaire asked about the caseworker’s aims and strategies and information about the regional employment agency.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003 - 2005
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland
Sampled Universe
All new jobseekers during the year 2003 and caseworkers active in 2003 and 2004
Other sampling method : Starting from the universe, we restrict the sample in the following way: Excluding Geneva and five other employment offices Excluding jobseekers not (yet) assigned to a caseworker Excluding foreigners with work permit shorter than one year Excluding jobseekers without unemployment benefit claim Excluding jobseekers who applied for or claim disability insurance Restrict to prime-age population (24 to 55 years old) Excluding jobseekers whose caseworker did not respond to the questionnaire
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Compilation / Synthesis
This dataset was put together to study different aspects of the Swiss Labor Market Policies. It is composed of a survey conducted with caseworkers, administrative data from the unemployment insurance system and adinstrative data from the social security records of people registered unemployed in 2003.
Academic research only - With prior agreement of author

Update Metadata: 2020-11-04 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-04