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Table 1 Applied sample restrictions

From: The IZA evaluation dataset survey: a scientific use file

Pre-interview restrictions applied to the sample drawn from the unemployment inflow statistic
  1. Age restriction: 16-54 years at entry into unemployment
  2. Exclusion of unemployment benefit type II recipients
  3. Exclusion of re-entries into unemployment after a period of sickness or participation in ALMP programs
Restrictions during the interview
  4. Verification of unemployment entry and previous activities by respondents
  5. Exclusion of “pseudo” unemployment entries: Individuals who signed a contract for a new job already at entry into unemployment and hence do not search for employment