February 2014

IZA DP No. 7971: The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey: A Scientific Use File

revised version published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3 (6), 1-20

This reference paper describes the sampling and contents of the IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey and outlines its vast potential for research in labor economics. The data have been part of a unique IZA project to connect administrative data from the German Federal Employment Agency with innovative survey data to study the out-mobility of individuals to work. This study makes the survey available to the research community as a Scientific Use File by explaining the development, structure, and access to the data. Furthermore, it also summarizes previous findings with the survey data.