Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Labor Market Surveys at the German Institute for Employment Research

  • Joseph W. Sakshaug German Institute for Employment Research
  • Jonas Beste German Institute for Employment Research
  • Mustafa Coban German Institute for Employment Research
  • Tanja Fendel German Institute for Employment Research
  • Georg-Christoph Haas German Institute for Employment Research
  • Sebastian Hülle German Institute for Employment Research
  • Yuliya Kosyakova German Institute for Employment Research
  • Corinna König German Institute for Employment Research
  • Frauke Kreuter German Institute for Employment Research
  • Benjamin Küfner German Institute for Employment Research
  • Bettina Müller German Institute for Employment Research
  • Christopher Osiander German Institute for Employment Research
  • Silvia Schwanhäuser German Institute for Employment Research
  • Gesine Stephan German Institute for Employment Research
  • Ehsan Vallizadeh German Institute for Employment Research
  • Marieke Volkert German Institute for Employment Research
  • Claudia Wenzig German Institute for Employment Research
  • Christian Westermeier German Institute for Employment Research
  • Cordula Zabel German Institute for Employment Research
  • Stefan Zins German Institute for Employment Research
Keywords: survey operations, data collection, establishment surveys, panel surveys

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated government lockdown restrictions have fueled a high demand for survey data on how individuals and establishments are coping with the restrictions. However, the pandemic has also dramatically affected surveys themselves, forcing research institutes to adapt their fieldwork operations to the uncertain and evolving conditions. This paper documents the specific impacts of the pandemic on several ongoing surveys at the Institute for Employment Research in Germany, and describes how these impacts have been addressed. In addition, this paper summarizes efforts to rapidly develop new Covid-19 surveys to help meet the increasing demand for timely data about the effects of the Corona-Crisis on the labor market.
Published
2020-06-02
How to Cite
Sakshaug, J. W., Beste, J., Coban, M., Fendel, T., Haas, G.-C., Hülle, S., Kosyakova, Y., König, C., Kreuter, F., Küfner, B., Müller, B., Osiander, C., Schwanhäuser, S., Stephan, G., Vallizadeh, E., Volkert, M., Wenzig, C., Westermeier, C., Zabel, C., & Zins, S. (2020). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Labor Market Surveys at the German Institute for Employment Research. Survey Research Methods, 14(2), 229-233. https://doi.org/10.18148/srm/2020.v14i2.7743