Monitoring of Education-related Employment Behaviour

Development of the project, aim and use

During the past few years numerous headlines of various media have been referring to the situation of adolescents or (young) adults after completing a formal education. Especially the transition from education to the labour market represents an important chapter in the employment biography. This stage sets a course for the further occupational career: adverse starting conditions at the entry into the labour market are difficult to compensate later on. The initial situation is greatly influenced by the qualifications gained during education, and particularly by the chosen type of school.

Section VI of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection decided together with the Public Employment Service Austria and with Statistics Austria to establish an education-related employment career monitoring (in short: BibEr). The aim of this project is to render the employment career statistically evaluable of all persons living in Austria after their leaving a formal educational institution. The following groups can be analysed:

  • Graduates of a formal educational institution
  • Persons leaving a formal educational institution without obtaining a degree
  • FABA (Early School Leavers): Persons at the age of 15 and over with only a lower secondary degree, who do not attend any kind of formal education and who do not receive a pension at reference day (31 October of each year).
  • NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). Persons at the age of 15 and over, who do not attend any kind of formal education, are not employed, and who do not receive a pension at reference day (31 October of each year)

The definitions of FABA and NEET are approximations to the international definitions of Early School Leavers and NEET.

The variety of attributes allows for analyses of various aspects of those careers at the start as well as during their further development on the labour market.

Data basis

The generated data cubes include administrative data about education and the labour market; they are processed in a structured way and merged by an anonymous key.

Monitoring of Education-related Employment Behaviour

Graduates of a formal educational institution 2015/16 by labour market status 18 months after the graduation, level of education and sex


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