The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:12.0.0) contains new data from the twelfth wave of the NEPS starting cohort of fifth graders. The fieldwork period ranged from September 2020 to May 2021. The telephone survey (CATI) covered the life course according to different life domains and, depending on the life situation, included also questions on the transition to training, studies or employment. In addition, information about the person and the household, e.g., about effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, was requested. In the follow-up online survey (CAWI) among high school students aiming to graduate with the Abitur, apprentices in their final year of training, and university students, additional life-stage-specific questions were applied. There was no testing of competencies in this wave. The Field Report on the website in the section „Documentation“ provides detailed information on the content and the realization of this survey wave. There you will also find the Release Notes with explanations on the current data edition and numerous other materials.
Starting Cohort 3: including documentation
NEPS Data Portfolio including download
NEPS Data Access including application forms