The Research Data Centre of the German Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV)
Intention and challenge
The Research Data Centre (FDZ-RV) was set-up in 2004 as an integral part of the German Federal Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung). Since then, the Research Data Centre produced several cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets, also called Scientific Use Files (SUF), available to researchers interested in issues of retirement, disability and rehabilitation. The datasets are released on an annual basis.
The Scientific Use Files are subsamples drawn from the pool of individuals who are insured in the Federal Pension Insurance. The information provided in the original datasets is necessary to administer the beneficiaries of the pension insurance.
International Data Access
Data from the Research Data Centre of the German Pension Insurance is also available for researchers outside of Germany. The terms and rules for the use of the data are the same as for German researchers. Researchers are required to send a description of their research project and need to prove that a password-protected workplace in an academic institution will be provided.
Uwe Fachinger, Ralf K. Himmelreicher:
Income mobility - Some remarks on security and incentive aspects of income mobility, illustrated by an empirical analysis for Germany
Stefan Bender, Ralf K. Himmelreicher, Sylvia Zühlke, Markus Zwick:
Improvement of Access to Data Set from the Official Statistics
Tatjana Mika, Uwe Rehfeld, Michael Stegmann:
Provisions for old age. Income provisions and retirement
Ralf K. Himmelreicher, Michael Stegmann:
New Possibilities for Socio-Economic Research through Longitudinal Data from the Research Data Centre of the German Federal Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV)
Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Rembrandt Scholz, Dmitri A. Jdanov, Michael Stegmann, Hans-Martin von Gaudecker:
Length of life and the pensions of five million retired German men
Letzte Änderung: 13.11.2015