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Establishment Panel Lower Saxony

Firm Panel Lower Saxony

Founded by the professors Knut Gerlach, Olaf Hübler, Wolfgang Meyer and Joachim Wagner, the Establishment developed the Hanover Firm Panel from 1994 to 1997. This was an annual, representative survey of company information to enable specific studies and statements on the company labour market in Lower Saxony.

At about the same time (in 1993), the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg also started a nationwide annual company survey, the IAB Corporate Panel, which, however, initially did not allow any analyses specific to the individual federal states.

About the Firm Panel

The "Establishment Panel Lower Saxony" has been researching the labour market development in Lower Saxon companies since 1994. Since 2002, it has been informing industry and politics annually about employment trends in the federal state.

One of its tasks is to increase the sample of Lower Saxon companies from the year 2000 onwards in order to obtain results specifically for Lower Saxony.

  • This data forms a unique information basis for obtaining current knowledge for the Lower Saxon economy, especially regarding the demand for labour in companies.
  • The Lower Saxon Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitisation and the IAB Nuremberg jointly provide financing. Kantar Public (formerly TNS Infratest Munich) conducts the survey.

Further tasks are the evaluation of the data for Lower Saxony and the annual reporting in the series "Employment Trends Lower Saxony". This way, important facts and analyses on the Lower Saxon labour market are made available in a current and representative way on a permanent basis.

Scope of the Firm Panel Lower Saxony

The Firm Panel Lower Saxony includes about 1,000 surveyed companies (while the entire IAB Company Panel comprises about 16,000 companies).

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Prof. Dr. Stephan L. Thomsen
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Prof. Dr. Stephan L. Thomsen
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Dr. Ulrich Schasse
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Dr. Ulrich Schasse
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Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
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