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Thesaurus Structure

Main Subject Groups

The STW thesaurus consists of seven main subject groups

A General Descriptors
B Business Economics
G Geographic Names
N Related Subject Areas
P Commodities
V Economics
W Economic Sectors and Industry Studies

  • [A] contains a list of general terms. These terms do not belong to any special subject areas and therefore possess only little information value when used alone.
  • The subject groupings of parts [B] und [V] follow the usual subject fields in national and international research.
  • The descriptor groupings of parts [P] und [W] are mostly taken from the current commodity and sector classifications of Statistisches Bundesamt.
  • The geographic sections of part [G] reflect the continental subdivisions, starting with Europe.

Term Relationships Display

Each concept and its conventional term relationships are shown in the STW descriptor entries.

Labour market policy
GERMAN: Arbeitsmarktpolitik
USED FOR: AFG (Arbeitsförderungsgesetz); Aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik; Arbeitsförderungsgesetz; Arbeitsmarktregulierung; Labor market policy; Labor policy; Labour policy
SCOPE NOTE: Policy measures to influence relations between labour market supply and demand.
EXCLUSION: For policy measures taken to increase aggregate employment USE Employment policy.
NARROWER TERMS: Employment promotion company; Employment services; Income replacement programme; Public works programme; Vocational counselling; Wage subsidy
BROADER TERMS: Economic policy
RELATED TERMS: Employment effect; Employment planning; Employment policy; Job security; Labour administration; Labour force integration; Labour law; Labour market; Labour market flexibility; Labour market research; Labour market theory; Right to work; Secondary labour market; Unemployment; Vocational training policy
SUBJECT CATEGORY: N.04.03.02 Economic and Fiscal Policy; V.13.01.02 Labour Market Policy

  • The display starts with the preferred term, the so-called DESCRIPTOR. The preferred term is linked to indexed metadata held in the ECONIS database. It is selected according to professional usage; generally the most common expression is chosen.
  • USED FOR terms (=non-descriptors) can be synonyms, near-synonyms or narrower terms of the descriptor, which are too specific to be included as indexing terms. Non-descriptors are selected according to professional aspects and according to their usefulness for indexing and retrieval purposes.
  • The SCOPE NOTE gives background information on the use or the special meaning of the term within the thesaurus. Only descriptors with ambiguous preferred terms or other problems in form and content are given a scope note.
  • EXCLUSION leads to alternative terms with similar meanings.
  • BROADER TERMS and NARROWER TERMS of a descriptor define its position in the thesaurus hierarchy of terms.
  • The RELATED TERMS relationship links terms which are conceptually associated, but are not within the same hierarchy. Related terms are selected to support indexing and retrieval. For the purpose of clarity, the selection of related descriptors may not be exhaustive.
  • The SUBJECT CATEGORY CODE is composed of letters and numbers. The capital letter in the first position indicates the respective main part of the thesaurus, the following number the further conceptual sub-group. The subject category code shows each subject field where the term concerned can be found.
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