IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

PASS: a new panel study for labour market research


  • Mark Trappmann
  • Bernhard Christoph
  • Juliane Achatz
  • Claudia Wenzig


Purpose - This paper aims to introduce a new large-scale panel study (“PASS”) for research on the labour market, the welfare state and poverty that combines a sample of 6,000 recipient households with an equally large sample of the general population. Design/methodology/approach - The authors show how research goals and the specific population of the survey are accounted for in a tailored survey design. Findings - The authors point the reader to new research potential created by the new study. The new potential is mainly derived from the sampling design (large recipient sample combined with a population sample), the direct measurement of poverty by a deprivation index, the detailed measurement of the migratory background, additional information (like attitudes, search intensity) for models of recipiency dynamics, and the linkage of the survey data with administrative data. Originality/value - The data set described fills a major gap in the data-infrastructure available for labour-market research. From a methodological point of view it presents an innovative sampling design.

Suggested Citation

  • Mark Trappmann & Bernhard Christoph & Juliane Achatz & Claudia Wenzig, 2009. "PASS: a new panel study for labour market research," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 30(7), pages 765-770, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:30:y:2009:i:7:p:765-770

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. repec:eee:joecag:v:6:y:2015:i:c:p:102-112 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Jesske, Birgit & Schulz, Sabine, 2014. "Methodenbericht Panel Arbeitsmarkt und Soziale Sicherung PASS : 7. Erhebungswelle - 2013 (Haupterhebung)," FDZ Methodenreport 201411_de, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    3. Hohmeyer, Katrin & Kopf, Eva & Fiebig, Mareike & Grüttner, Michael, 2012. "Pflegetätigkeiten von Personen in Haushalten mit Arbeitslosengeld-II-Bezug : eine deskriptive Betrachtung," IAB-Forschungsbericht 201210, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

    More about this item


    Unemployment; Data collection; Surveys; Germany;


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:30:y:2009:i:7:p:765-770. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Virginia Chapman). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.