Use the tabs to switch between the datasets available for this series.
Click on the -icon to display filter options for the matrix: You can narrow down the amount of variables by unchecking studies or thematic blocks.
The fullscreen view is an alternative view of the table which displays more rows and columns. While using the fullscreen mode other parts of the page are not visible.
Please note that even though the fullscreen view opens in a new browser tab variables still can be added to the myMetadata Box.
Download the currently visible content as a .csv-file. Please note that collapsed sections are not included.
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Use the - and -icon left of the headlines to open and close the different sections of the content area.
The - and -icon open / close all sections at once.
The myMetadata Box collects variables which can be used in the functions of the work with myMetadata section.
via drag & drop into the box in the top right corner or by clicking the -icon which appears when you hover over the variables name or headline.
Add variable lists
On pages displaying variable lists you can add complete lists of variables as well by using the -icon which is placed next to the headline.
Remove a selected variable
with the -icon which appears on the right when hovering the variable in the list.
Thematic Concepts over Time: MZ
A complete intertemporal correspondence is not always given since the questions and categories changed over time. The fields highlighted in blue and marked with "r" in front of the variable name mark those survey dates for which no corresponding variable exists. Therefore, those variables are listed in fields which provide comparability in most cases.
In addition, a number of typifications in the Scientific Use Files of the German Microcensus will no longer be included in the data provided from the 2015 survey period onwards due to the simplification of data preparation. However, they mainly include information that can be generated from other variables contained in the data. The report "Introduction to the independent generation of classifications using the example of the German Microcensus Scientific Use Files 2014" (Börlin 2020) shows, using the example of MZ SUF 2014, how these classifications can be generated independently on the basis of existing variables available in the data. In addition, the syntax contained in the report is provided for the statistical programs Stata, SPSS and SAS.
Download the complete matrix in xlsx format (in German): Variablen im Zeitverlauf MZ-SUF 1973-2019.xlsx