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Update for Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released


An updated data version 12.1.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 is now available for scientific use.

With the current update for NEPS Starting Cohort 3 (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:12.1.0), a critical data error in the spVocTrain dataset has been corrected. Due to an incorrect assignment within the survey, incorrect values were written into the data as ts15207_g4O “Municipality of training facility (district)” for episodes of a college or university degree (ts15201=7, 8, 9, 10), a doctorate (ts15201=15), or a habilitation (ts15201=16) since the tenth panel wave. The derived variables ts15207_g3O “Municipality of training facility (administrative district)”, ts15207_g2R “Municipality of training facility (federal state)”, and ts15207_g1 “Municipality of training facility (west/east)” were equally affected by this error. Episodes of other types of vocational training (ts15201=1 to 6, 11 to 14, 17) showed no problems in the variables mentioned. Because of this correction, it is strongly recommended to work with the current data when using the variables ts15207*!

Minor corrections in this update concern value labels in the xTargetCompetencies dataset. Furthermore, information on the NEPS-ADIAB linkage and on interviewer characteristics for wave 12 were added to the Scientific Use File. The Release Notes on the SC3 website in the “Documentation” section inform about all changes made.

(external) Starting Cohort 3: documentation