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The IAB Job Vacancy Survey: design and research potential

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  • Mario Bossler

    (Institute for Employment Research)

  • Nicole Gürtzgen

    (University Regensburg, Centre for European Economic Research)

  • Alexander Kubis

    (Halle Institute for Economic Research)

  • Benjamin Küfner

    (Institute for Employment Research)

  • Benjamin Lochner

    (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the IAB Job Vacancy Survey and its research potential. The IAB Job Vacancy Survey is a quarterly establishment survey covering the (un-)satisfied labor demand in Germany. This survey identifies the entire number of vacancies on the German labor market, including those vacancies that are not reported to the Federal Employment Agency. The main questionnaire obtains information about the number and structure of vacancies, future labor demand, the current economic situation and the expected development of participating establishments. In addition, the questionnaire collects information about the last new hiring and the last case of a failed recruitment process. Finally, the questionnaire enquires about employer attitudes and firms’ use of current labor market instruments. The Research Data Centre of the German Federal Employment Agency offers access to the data starting from the survey waves 2000 onwards.

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  • Mario Bossler & Nicole Gürtzgen & Alexander Kubis & Benjamin Küfner & Benjamin Lochner, 2020. "The IAB Job Vacancy Survey: design and research potential," Journal for Labour Market Research, Springer;Institute for Employment Research/ Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), vol. 54(1), pages 1-12, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jlabrs:v:54:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1186_s12651-020-00278-6
    DOI: 10.1186/s12651-020-00278-6
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    Keywords

    Vacancies; Labor demand; Recruitment; Job vacancy survey; Establishments;
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    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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