The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey: A Scientific Use File

Arni, P., M. Caliendo, Steffen Künn, K.F. Zimmermann

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This reference paper describes the sampling and contents of the IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey and outlines its vast potential for research in labor economics. The data have been part of a unique IZA project to connect administrative data from the German Federal Employment Agency with innovative survey data to study the out-mobility of individuals to work. This study makes the survey available to the research community as a Scientific Use File by explaining the development, structure, and access to the data. Furthermore, it also summarizes previous findings with the survey data.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIZA Journal of European Labor Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

JEL classifications

  • c81 - "Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access"
  • h43 - "Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate"
  • j68 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: Public Policy

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