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Methodology and Data

Research perspectives

The excellent research conducted at the IAB is based on strong methodological expertise. Additionally, broad access to the high quality research data of the IAB fosters the scientific exchange with researchers around the world. Both, research and service aspects are closely connected within the Research Area Methodology and Data.

The Department for Statistical Methods develops and adopts statistical and econometrical methods to improve the quality of the administrative data of the Federal Employment Agency and of the surveys which are mounted by the IAB.  The work of the department forms the methodological basis for the labor market research conducted by the institute. Furthermore, the department acts as a consultant for the other departments and the Federal Employment Agency.

The research data center provides access to microdata for external researchers conducting research projects focusing on non-commercial labor market research. It hosts individual-, household- and establishment data as well as linked employer-employee datasets.

Joint projects, consulting, workshops and conferences ensure an intensive knowledge exchange within the IAB but also with the international scientific community. 

Staff Units