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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9) released


New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 4 are now available in version 12.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC4:12.0.0) contains newly added information from the twelfth wave of the NEPS ninth graders’ starting cohort. The survey was conducted over a period from autumn 2019 to spring 2020 with telephone interviews among school leavers and individually tracked pupils including a subsequent online survey among pupils whose final goal was to graduate from high school, apprentices in their final year of training, and university students (CATI [alternatively CAPI] + CAWI). In particular, biographical information since the last interview was collected in the survey. This covers the complete educational and employment history as well as other areas of the respondents' lives. Competence testing did not take place in this wave. Detailed information on the contents and the realization of the twelfth wave can be found in the corresponding Field Report on the website in the section “Documentation“. The Release Notes with explanations on the current data edition as well as numerous other materials can also be accessed there.

(external) Starting Cohort 4 including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms