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Austrian social security database

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  • Josef Zweimüller
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
  • Rafael Lalive
  • Andreas Kuhn
  • Jean-Philippe Wuellrich
  • Oliver Ruf
  • Simon Büchi

Abstract

The Austrian Social Security Database (ASSD) is a matched firm-worker data set, which records the labor market history of almost 11 million individuals from January 1972 to April 2007. Moreover, more than 2.2 million firms can be identified. The individual labor market histories are described in the following dimensions: very detailed daily labor market states and yearly earnings at the firm-worker level, together with a limited set of demographic characteristics. Additionally the ASSD provides some firm related information, such as geographical location and industry affiliation. This paper is a short description of this huge data base and intended for people using this data in their own empirical work.

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Paper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 410.

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Date of creation: May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:zur:iewwpx:410

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