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Neue Möglichkeiten zur Nutzung vertraulicher amtlicher Personen- und Firmendaten

  • Ulrich Kaiser
  • Joachim Wagner

Researchers in Germany have nowadays access to confidential micro-data compiled from official statistics in a way that could not have been dreamt of just a few years ago. This article describes the new institutions that grant data access - most importantly the research data centers located inside the data producing agencies - and how to access the micro data, and presents information about selected recently released data sets with a high potential for scientific research and policy evaluation. Furthermore, we contrast the German situation with the Danish way of handling research access to confidential micro data. Finally, we take a look at ongoing projects that will further improve data access in Germany. Copyright 2008 die Autoren Journal compilation 2008, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 9 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 329-349

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