Dataset details
Ref dataset: 920 (1.0.0)
Dataset title
Social Networks and Access to a Job for the Unemployed
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-920-1
Ref dataset 920
Ref study 10668
Dataset language English
Additional information Data Language: English Respondants were surveyed at two points in time: once at the very beginning of their unemployment (Q1) and once when either leaving the public employment services (Q2) or when having become longterm unemployed (Q3). For a detailed description see file overview data collection.
Dataset version 1.0.0
Version notes
Publication date 13.06.2019
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Bibliographical citation Anna Von Ow, Nicolas Turtschi, Parrotta Pierpaolo, Daniel Oesch, Rafael Lalive, Giuliano Bonoli, Patrick Arni: Social Networks and Access to a Job for the Unemployed [Dataset]. Université de Lausanne - Faculté des Sciences sociales et politiques, Université de Lausanne - Faculté des Hautes Etudes Commerciales - HEC, Université de Lausanne - Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique - Institut de hautes études en administration publique - IDHEAP. This survey was conducted within the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES "Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives" (NCCR LIVES) and financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affaors. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne, 2019.
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method
  • Digitalized data file
Data collector
Available document types
  • Collection instruments
  • Additional documentation concerning the data
  • Variable documentation
  • Codebook
Remarks about the documentation Data structure can be better understood when consulting the following documents: overview data collection (jpeg and detailed description) codebook and frequencies of all variables
Restriction Academic research and teaching
Special order
Special permission None
Status Published

Social Networks and Access to a Job for the Unemployed - Data
Collection date - begin 01.02.2012
Collection date - end 30.06.2013
Analysis unit
  • Individual
Universe All newly registered unemployed between February and March/April 2012 in the Canton de Vaud in Switzerland
Sampling description Convenient inflow "sample" (s. file data collection)
Mode of data collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data collection instruments
  • Questionnaire
Data source
Weighting information
Response rate
Data completeness
Number of cases 4612
Number of variables 409