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Linked data packages NEPS-SC4-ADIAB and NEPS-SC6-ADIAB extended


New versions of linked survey data from the National Educational Panel Study with administrative data of the Institute for Employment Research are now available for Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9, NEPS-SC4-ADIAB) and Starting Cohort 6 (Adults, NEPS-SC6-ADIAB). With the update, the data horizon of the administrative information has been widened by two years up to and including 2021. In addition, the NEPS data now cover up to wave 13 (SC4) and wave 14 (SC6).

NEPS-ADIAB is a data product jointly provided by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). The NEPS-SC4-ADIAB and NEPS-SC6-ADIAB data consist of the information contained in the Scientific Use File of the NEPS panel study "School and Vocational Training" (SC4) and "Adult Education and Lifelong Learning" (SC6) respectively as well as of information from the IAB's administrative data portfolio including employee history, benefit recipient history, unemployment benefit II recipient history, jobseeker history, and participants-in-measures history – insofar as the respondents have given their consent to the linkage of the data and could be identified in the IAB data. The combination of the data sources makes it possible to address new research questions, in particular questions that rely on detailed income data over the life course or on establishment information. Further details on the available variables can be found in the FDZ-Datenreport 10/2023 (NEPS-SC4-ADIAB) and the FDZ-Datenreport 18/2023 (NEPS-SC6-ADIAB) on the IAB-FDZ website.

Due to data protection regulations, access to NEPS-ADIAB data is only possible in the context of a guest stay at one of the IAB-FDZ locations and subsequent remote data processing. Prerequisite is the conclusion of a data use agreement with both the FDZ-LIfBi and the IAB-FDZ.

Researchers who are already registered to use NEPS-ADIAB can apply informally for an update of the corresponding data package by sending an e-mail to the Research Data Center of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB-FDZ).

(external) NEPS-SC4-ADIAB: Further information on the IAB-FDZ website

(external) NEPS-SC6-ADIAB: Further information on the IAB-FDZ website