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05 - 07

RatSWD Session at the VfS Annual Conference 2016

Demographic Change

Using microdata to analyse demographic changes

Changes in demographics are among the determining factors for the future economic development. Access to diverse and high-quality microdata is a requirement for socially relevant research and evidence-based policy advising. There is a wide range of demographic data available which includes fertility and mortality data, migration data, and data on poverty and wealth.

The aim of this session is to present and discuss data sets which can be used for scientific analysis of demographic changes.

The presentations will be held in English.


The German Data Forum at a glance
Stefan Bender, German Data Forum

Microdata of the Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder (RDC) for analyzing demographic change
Dr. Hans-Ullrich Mühlenfeld, IT.NRW

PASS – Panel Study ‘Labour Market and Social Security’
Martina Huber, IAB

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
Dr. Julie Korbmacher, SHARE

The Panel on Household Finances (PHF) – A comprehensive panel survey on household finances and wealth in Germany
Tobias Schmidt, Deutsche Bundesbank

RWI Grid-Data on small-scale level
Dr. Philipp Breidenbach, RWI