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Table 10 Regional variables and their description

From: Vocational training choice from a regional perspective

Variable Description Source
Supply-demand relation vocational trainings The total supply of vocational trainings relative to 100 applicants: (Newly conducted training contracts + unfilled training positions)/ (newly conducted training contracts +applicants without a training place)*100 BBSR, 2010-2015
Occupational structure Share of employees in occupation KldB 1-KldB 8 (KldB 2010, one-digit) among the civilian labor force in % BA , 2010-2015
Share of employees with vocational training Share of employees with vocational training among the civilian labor force in % BBSR, 2010-2015
Share of upper secondary school graduates Share of upper secondary school graduates among all school graduates in % BBSR, 2010-2015
Unemployment rate Share of unemployed persons among the civilian labor force in % BBSR, 2010-2015
Simpson index The sum of the squared shares of KldB 2010 (one-digit) BA , 2010-2015
  1. Data source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit; Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (2018); Statistische Ämter des Bundes und der Länder (2018)