Bosnia and Herzegovina - STEP Skills Measurement Employer Survey 2016-2017 (Wave 3)

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The STEP (Skills Toward Employment and Productivity) Measurement program is the first ever initiative to generate internationally comparable data on skills available in developing countries. The program implements standardized surveys to gather information on the supply and distribution of skills and the demand for skills in labor market of low-income countries. The uniquely designed modules in the Employer Survey aim to assess the structure of the labor force; the skills (cognitive skills, behavior and personality traits, and job-relevant skills) currently being used; the skills that employers look for when hiring new workers; the propensity of firms to provide training (including satisfaction with education, training, and levels of specific skills) and the link between skills and compensation and promotion. The survey also captures background characteristics (size, legal form, industry, full time vs. non-standard employment and occupational breakdown), performance (revenues, wages and other costs, profits and scope of market), key labor market challenges and their ranking relative to other challenges, and job skill requirements of the firms being interviewed. The questionnaire can be adapted to address a sample of firms in both informal and formal sectors, with varying sizes and industry classifications.

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Microdata
Acronym: 
STEP-EMP 2016-2017
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Release Date: 
April 19, 2018

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
April 19, 2018

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Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
9748
Reference ID: 

BIH_2016_STEP-EMP_v01_M

Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Version Description: 
Version 01, edited anonymous dataset(s) for public distribution
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Multi-Donor Trust Fund Labor Markets, Job Creation and Economic Growth; Bank Netherlands Partnership Program
Series Information: 
These surveys are part of the STEP collection. So far, three waves have been implemented in six countries. The fourth wave is underway. The first wave started in October 2011 and was completed in December 2013. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the Yunnan Province in China, and Azerbaijan were Wave 1 countries. The second wave started in August 2013 and was completed in June 2014. Armenia and Georgia were Wave 2 countries. The third wave started in June 2015 and was completed in March 2017. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya, Kosovo, and Serbia were Wave 3 countries. The fourth wave started in April 2017 and is currently ongoing.
Unit of Analysis: 
The units of analysis are establishments or workplaces - a single location at which one or more employees work. The larger legal entity may include multiple establishments. The firms on the list will have been randomly chosen, with probability proportional to the number of employees in the firm.
Universe: 
The universe of the study are non-government businesses registered with TEC, a private firm, from 2014. Firms with at least five employees were selected from the following sectors: Manufacturing, Trade and Other Services.
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Sampling Procedure: 
The sampling objective of the survey was to obtain interviews from 500 non-government enterprise workplaces in the capital and urban regions of BIH. Firms with less than five employees were excluded from the target population. Two-stage stratified random sampling was used in the survey. A list of businesses registered with TEC from 2014, served as the sampling frame. Detailed information about sampling is available in the BIH Employer Survey Design Planning Report and BIH Employer Survey Weighting Procedure, provided as Related Material.
Response Rates: 
An overall response rate of 42% was achieved in BIH STEP Survey. Detailed distribution of responses by stratum can be found in the document BIH Employer Survey Weighting Procedure, available as Related Material.
Weighting: 
To account for differential probabilities of selection due to the nature of the design and to ensure accurate survey estimates, the BIH Employer Survey requires a sampling weight for each participating firm within each stratum and a sampling weight for each participating workplace within each stratum.In general, the objectives of the BIH Employer Survey weighting are to construct a set of survey weights to compensate for unequal probabilities of selection and to compensate for workplace level non response.The general weighting procedure for the BIH Employer Survey required the following tasks.1) Preparation of a data file to input into the weighting process;2) Weight calculation:- Calculation of a firm weight for each sampled firm;- Calculation of a workplace weight for each sampled workplace;- Calculation of a workplace level non response adjustment independently for each stratum.3) The required output from the weighting process is a final BIH data file with the final survey weights (i.e., for each sampled firm and workplace) appended to each data record.
Questionnaires: 
The Questionnaire for the STEP Employer Survey consists of five modules: Section 1 - Work Force Section 2 - Skills Used Section 3 - Hiring Practices Section 4 - Training and Compensation Section 5 - Background In the case of BIH the questionnaire was adapted to the Bosnian context and published in English and Bosnian. It has been provided as Related Material.
Data Collector(s) Name: 
IPSOS Strategic Marketing
Data Editing: 
STEP Data Management Process: 1) Raw data is sent by the survey firm 2) The World Bank (WB) STEP team runs data checks on the Questionnaire data. Comments and questions are sent back to the survey firm. 3) The survey firm reviews comments and questions. When a data entry error is identified, the survey firm corrects the data. 4) The WB STEP team again check to make sure the data files are clean. This might require additional iterations with the survey firm. 5) Once the data has been checked and cleaned, the WB STEP team computes the weights. Weights are computed by the STEP team to ensure consistency across sampling methodologies.
Other Processing: 
Data entry processes, including team composition are described in the BIH Employer Survey Design Planning Report (ESDPR) available as Related Material. In most countries, data entry took place at the survey firm's headquarters. For the Questionnaire data, survey firms could use the WB STEP Data Entry Program (DEP) or design their own. In the latter case, the WB STEP team checked their DEP to ensure it complied with STEP Technical Standards. The STEP DEP was developed in Excel and mirrored the Questionnaire. IPSOS developed their own DEP SM-S Program Standards for Data Entry are summarized in the ESDPR. Double data entry process was required. All range checks and skips were controlled by the program. Consistency checks were also included in the data entry program.
Time Periods: 
April, 2018

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Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: World Bank. Bosnia and Herzegovina - STEP Skills Measurement Employer Survey 2016 - 2017 (Wave 3). Ref. BIH_2016_STEP-EMP_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].

The STEP (Skills Toward Employment and Productivity) Measurement program is the first ever initiative to generate internationally comparable data on skills available in developing countries. The program implements standardized surveys to gather information on the supply and distribution of skills and the demand for skills in labor market of low-income countries. The uniquely designed modules in the Employer Survey aim to assess the structure of the labor force; the skills (cognitive skills, behavior and personality traits, and job-relevant skills) currently being used; the skills that employers look for when hiring new workers; the propensity of firms to provide training (including satisfaction with education, training, and levels of specific skills) and the link between skills and compensation and promotion. The survey also captures background characteristics (size, legal form, industry, full time vs. non-standard employment and occupational breakdown), performance (revenues, wages and other costs, profits and scope of market), key labor market challenges and their ranking relative to other challenges, and job skill requirements of the firms being interviewed. The questionnaire can be adapted to address a sample of firms in both informal and formal sectors, with varying sizes and industry classifications.

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Reference ID: 
BIH_2016_STEP-EMP_v01_M
Acronym: 
STEP-EMP 2016-2017
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Response Rates: 
An overall response rate of 42% was achieved in BIH STEP Survey. Detailed distribution of responses by stratum can be found in the document BIH Employer Survey Weighting Procedure, available as Related Material.
Weighting: 
To account for differential probabilities of selection due to the nature of the design and to ensure accurate survey estimates, the BIH Employer Survey requires a sampling weight for each participating firm within each stratum and a sampling weight for each participating workplace within each stratum.In general, the objectives of the BIH Employer Survey weighting are to construct a set of survey weights to compensate for unequal probabilities of selection and to compensate for workplace level non response.The general weighting procedure for the BIH Employer Survey required the following tasks.1) Preparation of a data file to input into the weighting process;2) Weight calculation:- Calculation of a firm weight for each sampled firm;- Calculation of a workplace weight for each sampled workplace;- Calculation of a workplace level non response adjustment independently for each stratum.3) The required output from the weighting process is a final BIH data file with the final survey weights (i.e., for each sampled firm and workplace) appended to each data record.
Time Periods: 
April, 2018
Data Collector(s) Name: 
IPSOS Strategic Marketing
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Multi-Donor Trust Fund Labor Markets, Job Creation and Economic Growth; Bank Netherlands Partnership Program
Version Description: 
Version 01, edited anonymous dataset(s) for public distribution
Unit of Analysis: 
The units of analysis are establishments or workplaces - a single location at which one or more employees work. The larger legal entity may include multiple establishments. The firms on the list will have been randomly chosen, with probability proportional to the number of employees in the firm.
Universe: 
The universe of the study are non-government businesses registered with TEC, a private firm, from 2014. Firms with at least five employees were selected from the following sectors: Manufacturing, Trade and Other Services.
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Series Information: 
These surveys are part of the STEP collection. So far, three waves have been implemented in six countries. The fourth wave is underway. The first wave started in October 2011 and was completed in December 2013. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the Yunnan Province in China, and Azerbaijan were Wave 1 countries. The second wave started in August 2013 and was completed in June 2014. Armenia and Georgia were Wave 2 countries. The third wave started in June 2015 and was completed in March 2017. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya, Kosovo, and Serbia were Wave 3 countries. The fourth wave started in April 2017 and is currently ongoing.
Sampling Procedure: 
The sampling objective of the survey was to obtain interviews from 500 non-government enterprise workplaces in the capital and urban regions of BIH. Firms with less than five employees were excluded from the target population. Two-stage stratified random sampling was used in the survey. A list of businesses registered with TEC from 2014, served as the sampling frame. Detailed information about sampling is available in the BIH Employer Survey Design Planning Report and BIH Employer Survey Weighting Procedure, provided as Related Material.
Release Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Questionnaires: 
The Questionnaire for the STEP Employer Survey consists of five modules: Section 1 - Work Force Section 2 - Skills Used Section 3 - Hiring Practices Section 4 - Training and Compensation Section 5 - Background In the case of BIH the questionnaire was adapted to the Bosnian context and published in English and Bosnian. It has been provided as Related Material.
Data Editing: 
STEP Data Management Process: 1) Raw data is sent by the survey firm 2) The World Bank (WB) STEP team runs data checks on the Questionnaire data. Comments and questions are sent back to the survey firm. 3) The survey firm reviews comments and questions. When a data entry error is identified, the survey firm corrects the data. 4) The WB STEP team again check to make sure the data files are clean. This might require additional iterations with the survey firm. 5) Once the data has been checked and cleaned, the WB STEP team computes the weights. Weights are computed by the STEP team to ensure consistency across sampling methodologies.
Other Processing: 
Data entry processes, including team composition are described in the BIH Employer Survey Design Planning Report (ESDPR) available as Related Material. In most countries, data entry took place at the survey firm's headquarters. For the Questionnaire data, survey firms could use the WB STEP Data Entry Program (DEP) or design their own. In the latter case, the WB STEP team checked their DEP to ensure it complied with STEP Technical Standards. The STEP DEP was developed in Excel and mirrored the Questionnaire. IPSOS developed their own DEP SM-S Program Standards for Data Entry are summarized in the ESDPR. Double data entry process was required. All range checks and skips were controlled by the program. Consistency checks were also included in the data entry program.
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
9748
Citation Text: 
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: World Bank. Bosnia and Herzegovina - STEP Skills Measurement Employer Survey 2016 - 2017 (Wave 3). Ref. BIH_2016_STEP-EMP_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Modified date: 
17640
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