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The establishment history panel (BHP) 1975-2008 : handbook version 1.0.2


  • Hethey-Maier, Tanja

    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Seth, Stefan

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])


"The Establishment History Panel 1975-2008 V1 is a 50% sample of all establishments throughout Germany which have at least one employee liable to social security as of 30th June of a given year or, since 1999, also establishments which have at least one marginal part-time employee. This data report describes the variables of the weakly anonymous version of the 1975-2008 V1 BHP dataset, which is available to researchers via on-site use at the Research Data Centre (FDZ) or via remote data access. The BHP data are predominantly original data, with the sole exception that the original establishment numbers, which are direct identifiers for the different establishments, have been replaced by artificial establishment numbers. In order to protect the anonymity of the establishments still further, some variables are classified as particularly sensitive and are only disclosed on submission of a special application (see Chapter 1.2). The Datenreport on the BHP 1975-2008 V1 is structured as follows. In addition to the introduction, Chapter 1 contains an outline of the data as well as information regarding the so-called volume structure and about data access. Chapter 1 also contains a brief overview of the differences between this version and its predecessor BHP 1975-2006 V2.0.1 in order to make it possible for users of the older version to switch to the new one quickly. A description of the data source can be found in Chapter 2. The data preparation and data quality are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Chapter 5 contains detailed descriptions of the variables." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en)) Additional Information Frequencies and labels Here you can find the German version.

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  • Hethey-Maier, Tanja & Seth, Stefan, 2011. "The establishment history panel (BHP) 1975-2008 : handbook version 1.0.2," FDZ Datenreport. Documentation on Labour Market Data 201004_en, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabfda:201004_en

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    1. Hethey, Tanja & Schmieder, Johannes F., 2010. "Using worker flows in the analysis of establishment turnover : evidence from German administrative data," FDZ Methodenreport 201006_en, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    1. Andreas Koch & Daniel Pastuh & Jochen Späth, 2013. "New Firms and New Forms of Work," IAW Discussion Papers 97, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW).

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    IAB-Betriebs-Historik-Panel; Datenaufbereitung; Datenorganisation; Datensatzbeschreibung;

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