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German Microdata Lab

Microdata Information System MISSY

MISSY (Microdata Information System) is an online service that provides structured metadata for official statistics. MISSY is part of the service infrastructure of the German Microdata Lab and addresses (social-) scientists working with official microdata. As a central source of structured documentation MISSY reduces the individual effort in data exploration and preparation. The service includes metadata at the study and variable level as well as reports and tools for data handling and analysis. All documentation in MISSY refers to microdata available for scientific purposes.

MISSY documents the following official statistics microdata:

National Data:

  • MZ (German Microcensus)

EU Data:

  • AES (Adult Education Survey)
  • CIS (Community Innovation Survey)
  • EU-LFS (European Union Labour Force Survey)
  • EU-SILC (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions)
  • SES (Structure of Earnings Survey)