The PASS panel survey after six waves

Professorship/Faculty: Lehrstuhl für Soziologie, insbesondere Survey-Methodologie 
Author(s): Trappmann, Mark ; Beste, Jonas; Bethmann, Arne; Müller, Gerrit
Title of the Journal: Journal for Labour Market Research
ISSN: 1614-3485
Publisher Information: Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer
Year of publication: 2013
Pages / Size: S. 275 - 281
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/s12651-013-0150-1
Document Type: Article
The aim of the Panel Study “Labour Market and
Social Security” (PASS) is to provide a database which al-
lows analysing the dynamics of welfare benefits receipt af-
ter the introduction of the Unemployment Benefits II in Ger-
many in 2005. This entails the take up and ending of benefits
receipt as well as the social situation of households and in-
dividuals receiving benefits, their subjective ways of coping
with the situation and the contact to institutions providing
the basic income support. PASS is set up as a household
panel study with a sample of approx. 10,000 households in-
terviewed in each wave. In addition to household interviews
with the heads of the households about 15,000 interviews
with individual household members aged 15 and older are
carried out. This article provides an overview of the first six
waves of PASS. It focuses on the survey’s main goals, the
questionnaire, the sampling and study design, the number
of interviews, data access and methodological research on
PASS. The article closes by describing the outlook for fu-
ture developments.
RVK Classification: 46 (2013)   4   
Release Date: 28. November 2013